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Dragonslayer: The Legend of Erich Ludendorff in the Weimar Republic and Third Reich

Jay Lockenour


In this biography of the infamous ideologue Erich Ludendorff, the author complicates the classic depiction of this German World War I hero. Erich Ludendorff created for himself a persona that secured his place as one of the most prominent (and despicable) Germans of the twentieth century. With boundless energy and an obsession with detail, Ludendorff ascended to power and solidified a stable, public position among Germany’s most influential. Between 1914 and his death in 1937, he was a war hero, a dictator, a right-wing activist, a failed putschist, a presidential candidate, a publisher, and a ... More

Keywords: Erich Ludendorff, Germany, Great War, victimhood, dragonslayer, Germanic mythology, German nationalists, postwar Germany, political strategy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501754593
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501754593.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jay Lockenour, author
Temple University