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The Resource The red millionaire : a political biography of Willi Münzenberg, Moscow's secret propaganda tsar in the West, Sean McMeekin

The red millionaire : a political biography of Willi Münzenberg, Moscow's secret propaganda tsar in the West, Sean McMeekin

Label
The red millionaire : a political biography of Willi Münzenberg, Moscow's secret propaganda tsar in the West
Title
The red millionaire
Title remainder
a political biography of Willi Münzenberg, Moscow's secret propaganda tsar in the West
Statement of responsibility
Sean McMeekin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A committed communist and a tireless con man, Lenin's friend and the Soviet Union's most persuasive myth-maker, Willy Munzenberg changed the course of European history. Willy Munzenberg - an Old Bolshevik who was also a self-promoting tycoon - became one of the most influential communist operatives in Europe between the World Wars. He created a variety of front groups that recruited well-known political and cultural figures to work on behalf of the Soviet Union and its causes, and he ran an international media empire that churned out enormous amounts of propaganda and raised money for Communist concerns. Sean McMeekin tells Munzenberg's story, arguing that his financial chicanery and cynical propaganda efforts weakened the non-communist left, enraged the right and helped feed a cycle that culminated in Nazism. Drawing extensively on recently opened Moscow archives, McMeekin describes how Munzenberg parlayed his friendship with Lenin into a personal fortune and how Munzenberg's mysterious financial manipulations outraged social democrats and lent rhetorical ammunition to the Nazis. His book sheds light on comintern finances, propaganda strategy, the use of front organizations to infiltrate non-communist circles and the breakdown of democracy in the Weimar republic
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McMeekin, Sean
Dewey number
  • 327.1247/0092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HX273
LC item number
.M376 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Münzenberg, Willi
  • Communists
  • Propaganda, Communist
  • Communism
  • Communism
  • Münzenberg, Willi
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • TRUE CRIME
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Communism
  • Communists
  • Propaganda, Communist
  • Germany
  • Soviet Union
Label
The red millionaire : a political biography of Willi Münzenberg, Moscow's secret propaganda tsar in the West, Sean McMeekin
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-380) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: who in the world is Willi Münzenberg? -- A call to arms -- The red millionaire -- Flight
Control code
123242322
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 397 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281722195
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt112d8q
  • a2d7b916-c86a-48dd-8745-29f933c46c46
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123242322
Label
The red millionaire : a political biography of Willi Münzenberg, Moscow's secret propaganda tsar in the West, Sean McMeekin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-380) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: who in the world is Willi Münzenberg? -- A call to arms -- The red millionaire -- Flight
Control code
123242322
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 397 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281722195
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt112d8q
  • a2d7b916-c86a-48dd-8745-29f933c46c46
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123242322

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