The order of the day
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Polizzotti, Mark, translator.
Published
New York : Other Press, [2018].
Format
Book
ISBN
9781590519691, 1590519698
Physical Desc
132 pages ; 20 cm
Status
Adult (3rd Floor) - Adult Fiction
Vuillard, Eric
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Published
New York : Other Press, [2018].
Language
English
ISBN
9781590519691, 1590519698

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"Originally published in French as L'ordre du jour in 2017 by Actes Sud, Arles, France."
Description
"February 20, 1933: on an unremarkable day during a harsh Berlin winter, a meeting of twenty-four German captains of industry and senior Nazi dignitaries is being held in secret in the plush lounges of the Reichstag. They are there to "stump up" funding for the accession to power of the National Socialist Party and its fearsome Chancellor. This inaugural scene sets the tone of consent which will lead to the worst possible repercussions. March 12, 1938: the annexation of Austria is on the agenda and a grotesque day ensues that is intended to make history: the newsreels capture for eternity a motorized army, a terrible, inexorable power. But behind Goebbels's splendid propaganda, it is an ersatz Blitzkrieg which unfolds, the Panzers breaking down en mass on the roads of Austria. The true behind-the-scenes story of the Anschluss--a patchwork of minor shows of strength and fine words, a string of fevered telephone calls and vulgar threats--reveals a starkly different picture: it is no longer strength of character or the determination of a people that wins the day, but rather a combination of intimidation and bluff. With this vivid, compelling history, Éric Vuillard warns against the perils of willfully blind acquiescence, and offers a crucial reminder that, ultimately, the worst is not inescapable"--,Provided by publisher.
Awards
Winner of the 2017 Prix Goncourt

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

(2018). The order of the day . Other Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Vuillard, Éric and Mark, Polizzotti. 2018. The Order of the Day. Other Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Vuillard, Éric and Mark, Polizzotti. The Order of the Day Other Press, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Vuillard, Éric,, and Mark Polizzotti. The Order of the Day Other Press, 2018.

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