Books: Money & Gunpowder

THE INCREDIBLE KRUPPS (308 pp.)—Norbert Muhlen—Holt ($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...

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