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By Richard Ollard

ISBN-10: 0571302866

ISBN-13: 9780571302864

He proclaimed himself a genius and raged opposed to the slightest feedback from fellow students; he was once a Marxist who despised the 'Idiot People'; he may be beneficiant and affectionate but hurled insults at his buddies; he inveighed opposed to Puritanism yet used to be himself in lots of methods a Puritan: A. L. Rowse used to be a guy of many contradictions.

during this clear-sighted and soaking up biography, Richard Ollard examines the numerous aspects of Rowse's Protean character to bare a guy who, no matter what he used to be responding to - public affairs, the humanities, average attractiveness or occasions in his own lifestyles - did so with super power and passion.

'An urbane research of the distinguished historian.' Antonia Fraser, Daily Mail

'Strikes an ideal stability among the Jekyll Rowse and the Hyde Rowse.' Bevis Hillier, Spectator

'Excellent.' Katherine Duncan-Jones, TLS

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1 The largest room on the ground floor of the Haus am Grossen Wannsee 56–58 in 1914. Source: Gedenkstätte Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz private archive. 2 The largest room on the ground floor of the Gedenkstätte Haus der WannseeKonferenz in 2013, housing part of the museum exhibition. Photographed by Katie Digan, edited by Lynn Tedjasukmana. Notes 1 For an account of the pre-war history of the villa, see: Michel Haupt, Das Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz. Von der Industriellenvilla zur Gedenkstätte (Gedenkstätte Haus der Wannsee-Konferenz 2009).

Given these enthusiastic descriptions of the house, it is not terribly surprising that the district of Neukölln was none too pleased when the use of the house became shrouded in controversy in 1966, as will be described in the next chapter. Both the August Bebel Institute and the Schullandheim had not only spoken positively of the house, but also integrated the house and its location into their study program. They saw the house as a peaceful place, with different kinds of rooms for different kinds of studies, a nice garden and well suited to the ideal of the schools to have a quiet place for their students to come and stay.

I will examine the discussion primarily thematically, dividing it up into several main arguments and views that are heard throughout. 0007 The Discussion about the Haus am Grossen Wannsee 56–58  Chronologically, most of the discussion took place around 1966/1967. After that, it appeared in the newspapers sporadically in the early 1970s after Wulf quit the IDZ organization in 1970, and in the 1980s because of the 40th anniversary of the Wannsee Conference in 1982. 5 The house got some more attention in the press between that time and the actual opening of the memorial site in 1992.

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