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History's Most is a podcast that delves into interesting, under-reported and controversial topics in history and applies superlatives to them. We deep dive headfirst into a variety of topics, from history's most guilty man, to the most disastrous voyage, to complicated wars and confusing politicians.


Mar 29, 2021

Today, we are joined by Professor, Historian, and Author Jay Lockenour to discuss a man we talked about all the way back in Episode 1 of History's Most: Erich Ludendorff.

We discuss his post-war life, including his mental breakdown (and whether it should be considered relevant), close association (and then disassociation) with the Nazis, the creation of the Tannenberg League, how his wife impacted his political beliefs, and much more.

A huge thanks to Jay for coming on the show! Find his new book, Dragonslayer: The Legend of Erich Ludendorff in the Weimar Republic and Third Reich here:

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