Failure of a Revolution -  Sebastian Haffner,  Georg Rapp (Translator),  Richard Bruch (Foreword & Afterword)

Well, the second half of the book wasn't quite as easy to follow as the first, but I got through it. Haffner was an excellent historian and it was very interesting to see how the revolution and counter revolution from 1918-1920 set the groundwork for the early days of fascism. As always, the government plays with the lives of its workers and its military, with little to no care for their survival. It's easy to see how a woman such as Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret could become hardened by this.