Erich Ludendorff Meine Kriegserinnerungen 1914-18 SOLD


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Erich Ludendorff Meine Kriegserinnerungen 1914-1918. Ernst Siegfried Mittler und Sohn, Berlagsbuchhandlung, Berlin  1919.  Leather bound edition with fancy gilt spine decoration, 628 pages, map illustrations, rear pocket with 10 large foldout map plates, photo portrait before title page, autographed in ink.

The leather boards are scuffed, heavier on the corners, edges, and at spine.  Leather damage at upper and lower spine. Very tight copy, inner book-pages are very good to fine. Autograph is bold.

Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff (1865 – 1937), was a German general.  Quartermaster General from August 1916 made him the leader along with Hindenburg, of the German war effort during the first world war.  He remained in that position until his resignation in Oct. of 1918.

After WWI he was one of the nationalist leaders,  ran for president of Germany against his former superior Hindenburg, later represented the German Volkisch Freedom Party in the parliament. Maintained a strong military line of thought, and developed the theory of “Total War,” which he published in 1935.  According to Ludendorff, peace was nothing more than an interlude between wars.

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