Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, United States
In 1954 Henry Ashby Turner received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University.
Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States
In 1957 Henry Ashby Turner obtained a Master of Arts degree from Princeton University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1960.
(Largely because Gustav Stresemann's fame rests on his acc...)
Largely because Gustav Stresemann's fame rests on his accomplishments as Germany’s foreign minister during the Weimar Republic, little has been written about his equally important part in the domestic politics of Germany. Beginning with the emergence of the Republic in the autumn of 1918, Professor Turner charts Stresemann’s rise in only three and a half years from a member of the German Reichstag to Chancellor of the Republic. Using information drawn from Stresemann’s private papers, and concentrating on the interrelation of Stresemann’s domestic and foreign policies, the author presents here a well-balanced study of the complex man who, sometimes by sheer will alone, held the new German Republic together.
(German Big Business and the Rise of Hitler takes us throu...)
German Big Business and the Rise of Hitler takes us through the major corporate archives of Weimar and Nazi Germany and inside the executive offices of the giants of Germany industry - I. G. Farben, Flick, Krupp, Siemens, and many others. It shows us the dynamics between corporations and political machines, businessmen and politicians, industrial associations and political parties. Beginning with an examination of the heritage of German big business and the role it played in the politics of the Weimar Republic, Turner scrutinizes the attitudes of the Nazi Party leadership - Hitler in particular - toward economic issues and big business. He then traces the known contacts between the Nazis and the men of big business down to the triumph of Nazism in 1933.
(This book surveys German postwar history, discusses the l...)
This book surveys German postwar history, discusses the leadership of both nations, and identifies common problems the two now face.
(In this book, a prominent historian revises his comprehen...)
In this book, a prominent historian revises his comprehensive overview of Germany since 1945 to take into account the momentous events that swept away one of the German states and united the country under the constitution of the other.
(Distinguished Yale historian Henry Ashby Turner Jr. makes...)
Distinguished Yale historian Henry Ashby Turner Jr. makes an important and influential addition to his lifelong study of Nazi Germany. Hitler's Thirty Days to Power paints vivid portraits of the main players in the drama of January 1933 and, using newly available documents, masterfully recreates the bewildering circumstances surrounding Hitler's unexpected appointment as chancellor of Germany. The result is a work that Booklist calls "first rate...a gripping, foreboding narrative."
(This book, the first ever based on unrestricted access to...)
This book, the first ever based on unrestricted access to General Motors’ internal records, documents the giant American corporation’s dealings with the Third Reich. GM purchased Opel, Europe’s largest automaker, in the 1920s and continued to hold it through the Second World War. Historian Henry Ashby Turner, Jr., uncovers the fascinating story of how the American carmaker conducted business in Germany under the Nazi regime and explores larger issues concerning the relations between international corporations and the Third Reich. The book presents new and detailed information about General Motors’ interactions with Hitler and other Nazi officials, including the carmaker’s attempt to capture the Volkswagen project. It also reveals how American GM executives thwarted a sustained Nazi effort to gain control of Opel. The author concludes with an assessment of the extent of the company’s implication, through Opel, in the Nazi war effort and in the exploitation of forced labor.
In 1954 Henry Ashby Turner received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University. In 1957 he obtained a Master of Arts degree from Princeton University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1960.
In 1958 Henry Ashby Turner was appointed as an instructor at Yale University. He was elevated to assistant professor in 1961, associate professor in 1964 and professor in 1971. He was a superb and dedicated university citizen. As director of undergraduate studies in history from 1962 to 1965, he laid down the broad outlines of the history department’s undergraduate major program. These have endured to this day and shaped the intellectual experience of thousands of students who have passed through what has been the largest major in Yale College virtually ever since.
He also chaired the department at Yale from 1976 to 1979 and served as a much appreciated Master of Davenport College from 1981 to 1991. In these and other institutional roles, he was a steady advocate of faculty rights and responsibilities and a fount of encouragement and good counsel to students. He retired as the Stillé Professor of History in 2002.
In 1998 General Motors hired Mr. Turner to investigate the wartime activities of Opel, its German subsidiary, which a group of Holocaust survivors was suing. His research led to the book "General Motors and the Nazis: The Struggle for Control of Opel, Europe's Biggest Carmaker" (2005).
(In this book, a prominent historian revises his comprehen...)1992
(Largely because Gustav Stresemann's fame rests on his acc...)1963
(German Big Business and the Rise of Hitler takes us throu...)1985
(This book, the first ever based on unrestricted access to...)2005
(This book surveys German postwar history, discusses the l...)1987
(Distinguished Yale historian Henry Ashby Turner Jr. makes...)1996
On June 14, 1958, Henry Ashby Turner married Jane Swanger, a consultant. They had three children: Bradley, Sarah, Matthew.