By Mark Dunn
From the award-winning and hugely acclaimed writer of Ella Minnow Pea comes Mark Dunn's such a lot bold novel so far. American Decameron tells 100 tales, each one occurring in a distinct 12 months of the twentieth century.
A lady in Galveston is born at the eve of an outstanding typhoon and the sunrise of the twentieth century. Survivors of the Lusitania are by chance reunited within the North Atlantic. A member of the Bonus military locate himself head to head with normal MacArthur. A failed author makes an attempt to finish his existence at the Golden Gate Bridge until eventually an unforeseen heroine involves his rescue, and at the doorstep of a brand new millennium, because the clock moves twelve, the degree is determined for a gorgeous denouement because the American century converges upon itself in a Greenwich nursing domestic, tying jointly the entire prior stories and the final 100 years.
Zany and affecting, deeply relocating and wildly hilarious, American Decameron is one America's strongest voices on the most sensible its game.
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Nachdem er Ende März 1920 aus der Reichswehr verabschiedet worden war, widmete er sich ganz der politischen Propaganda. Hitler avancierte rasch zu einem über die Grenzen Münchens hinaus bekannten Bierkelleragitator, dessen volkstümliche Rhetorik und autosuggestive Erlösungsgläubigkeit so überzeugend auf viele Zuhörer wirkten, dass sie in ihm einen visionären Retter zu sehen bereit waren. Auf einer Großveranstaltung im Festsaal des Münchner Hofbräuhauses verkündete Hitler am 24. Februar 1920 ein 25-Punkte-Programm der DAP.
Vor diesem Hintergrund markiert das „Dritte Reich“ tatsächlich einen Zivilisationsbruch. Zeitgenössische Wahrnehmung Versetzen wir uns allerdings in die zeitgenössische Perspektive des 30. Januar 1933, als Adolf Hitler als Führer der stärksten Reichstagsfraktion zum Kanzler berufen wurde, so wird deutlich, dass die meisten Menschen in Deutschland wie in Europa kaum zu ahnen vermochten, dass dieser Vorgang etwas grundlegend Anderes hervorbringen würde als die beinahe zur frustrierenden Gewohnheit gewordenen Regierungswechsel der Monate und Jahre zuvor.
Jahrhunderts, der in einer abendfüllenden Verfilmung seiner eigenen politischen Legende selbst die Hauptrolle spielt“ (Stephan Dolezel und Martin Loiperdinger). Wandel der „Führerikonographie“ Fotografisch prägte das Hitlerbild der Massen entscheidend sein „Leib-fotograf“ Heinrich Hoffmann (1885–1957), der den noch unbeholfenen Jungpolitiker bereits Anfang der zwanziger Jahre in München kennen lernte, bald zu dessen Entourage zählte und bis zu Hitlers Tod angeblich 2½ Millionen Aufnahmen des „Führers“ anfertigte.