This book, and the Fodor book, Plot and Counterplot in Central Europe, should pile up substantial sales at this particular...

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THE GERMAN OCTOPUS

This book, and the Fodor book, Plot and Counterplot in Central Europe, should pile up substantial sales at this particular moment, for the daily press is virtually headlining the need for the background the two books supply on conditions ""south of Hitler"", -- Germany, Austria, the Balkans. The Wolfe book shows the tentacles of the Nazi octopus reaching around Central Europe and the little countries, -- Esthonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Rumania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria. He traces the relations of the Nazi policy towards these countries, politically and economically; he gives his estimate of the leadership in the individual countries; he shows keen insight into the rivalries and jealousies disrupting them from within. The events of the past few days naturally do not form part of the book, but it is as nearly up to the minute as it could be and compasses the whole of Hitler's dream of Mittelcuropa, Berlin-to-Bagdad. He indicates the organization of the Germany minorities in every country, and the poison fed them by Hitler, as against the disappointment in the inadequacies of England and France. The author discusses the predicament of Denmark (the German ""war pantry""), the danger to Finland, the insecurity of Norway and Sweden, the importance of Greece and Turkey, the predicament of France and England. The book is in the news. Make the most of it.

Pub Date: April 8, 1938

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1938