The Arms of Krupp: 1587-1968

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: William Manchester

Narrated By: Paul Boehmer

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: May 2017

Duration: 48 hours 21 minutes


In this narrative of extraordinary richness, depth, and authority, America's preeminent biographer/historian explored the German national character as no other writer has done. The Arms of Krupp brings to life Europe's wealthiest, most powerful family, a four-hundred-year German dynasty that developed the world's most technologically advanced weapons, from cannons to submarines to anti-aircraft guns; provided arms to generations of German leaders, including the kaiser and Hitler; operated private concentration camps during the Nazi era; survived conviction at Nuremberg; and wielded enormous influence on the course of world events. William Manchester's galvanizing account of the rise and fall of the Krupp dynasty is history as it should be written-alive with all its terrifying power.


  • M Gieser

    Interesting story and obviously lots of research went into the writing of this book. I know a little German and at first, I enjoyed hearing it spoken. However, after awhile I thought it was used too much and it became annoying. The history was fascinating.

Arms of Krupp: 1587-1968

by William Manchester

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Arms of Krupp: 1587-1968, William Manchester