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The Resource The devil's Mercedes : the bizarre and disturbing adventures of Hitler's limousine in America, Robert Klara

The devil's Mercedes : the bizarre and disturbing adventures of Hitler's limousine in America, Robert Klara

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The devil's Mercedes : the bizarre and disturbing adventures of Hitler's limousine in America
Title
The devil's Mercedes
Title remainder
the bizarre and disturbing adventures of Hitler's limousine in America
Statement of responsibility
Robert Klara
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1938, Mercedes-Benz began production of the largest, most luxurious limousine in the world. A machine of frightening power and sinister beauty, the Grosser 770K Model 150 Offener Tourenwagen was 20 feet long, seven feet wide, and tipped the scales at 5 tons. Its supercharged, 230-horsepower engine propelled the beast to speeds over 100 m.p.h. while its occupants reclined on glove-leather seats stuffed with goose down. Armor plated and equipped with hidden compartments for Luger pistols, the 770K was a sumptuous monster with a monstrous patron: Adolph Hitler and the Nazi Party. Deployed mainly for propaganda purposes before the war, the hand-built limousines--in which Hitler rode standing in the front seat--motored through elaborate rallies and appeared in countless newsreels, swiftly becoming the Nazi party's most durable symbol of wealth and power. Had Hitler not so thoroughly dominated the scene with his own megalomania, his opulent limousine could easily have eclipsed him. Most of the 770Ks didn't make it out of the rubble of World War II. But several of them did. And two of them found their way, secretly and separately, to the United States. In The Devil's Mercedes, author Robert Klara uncovers the forgotten story of how Americans responded to these rolling relics of fascism on their soil"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
629.222/20973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
TL215.M18
LC item number
K55 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The devil's Mercedes : the bizarre and disturbing adventures of Hitler's limousine in America, Robert Klara
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Stockholm deal -- The screwball of Winnetka -- The great Mercedes -- "The Goring special" -- The Finnish connection -- Men with cars -- Running off to Canada -- The big tent -- Suspicions -- Dutch wonderland -- Stalemate in Ottawa -- Like marrying a movie star -- The sleuth -- The cult of a car -- California -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn947146118
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250069726
Lccn
2016058801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The devil's Mercedes : the bizarre and disturbing adventures of Hitler's limousine in America, Robert Klara
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [245]-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Stockholm deal -- The screwball of Winnetka -- The great Mercedes -- "The Goring special" -- The Finnish connection -- Men with cars -- Running off to Canada -- The big tent -- Suspicions -- Dutch wonderland -- Stalemate in Ottawa -- Like marrying a movie star -- The sleuth -- The cult of a car -- California -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn947146118
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250069726
Lccn
2016058801
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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