THE INCREDIBLE KRUPPS (308 pp.)Norbert MuhlenHolt ($5).
Cusins: What on earth is the true faith of an Armorer?
Undershaft: To give arms to all men who offer an honest price for them, without respect of persons or principles: to aristocrat and republican, to Nihilist and Tsar, to Capitalist and Socialist . . . all faiths, all follies, all causes and all crimes.Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara
During the Thirty Years' War, a Krupp sold guns to Protestant and Catholic alike, and from that day to the end of World War II the family was rarely false to...