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New York: St. Martin's Press, Inc., 1962. Presumed First U.S. Edition, First printing. Hardcover. xv, 430 pages. ports. 23 cm. Illustrations. Occasional footnotes. Bibliography. Index. Signed by author. DJ has some wear and soiling, edge tears and chips. Pages 407-9 torn but complete. Some edge soiling. Previous owner's name is also present below inscription signed by "John". Sir John Wheeler Wheeler-Bennett (13 October 1902 in Keston, Kent – 9 December 1975 in London) was a conservative English historian of German and diplomatic history, and the official biographer of King George VI. He was well known in his lifetime, and his interpretation of the role of the German Army influenced a number of British historians. Wheeler-Bennett lived in Germany between 1927 and 1934 and witnessed at first-hand the final years of the Weimar Republic and the rise of Nazi Germany. During his time in Berlin, he became an unofficial agent and advisor to the British government on international events.