Containing illustrations from archival material, this book scrutinizes two sets of hitherto understudied records:
* SA morale reports in the US National Archive which show what Nazi leaders themselves knew about their radical paramilitary wing
* police reports on the stormtroopers, from the former DDR state archive in Potsdam which show what Republican authorities knew.
Stormtroopers and Crisis in the Nazi Movement casts fresh light on the crisis that beset Nazism during the final months of Germany's first republic.
Thomas D. Grant is an international lawyer with interests in foreign policy, politics and history. He is a Fellow of Wolfson College and the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Recognition of States (1999) and a forthcoming book on Chechnya.