Books: The Darker Side

ASSASSINATION IN VIENNA

by WALTER B. MAASS

180 pages. Scribners. $7.95.

ANSCHLUSS

by DIETER WAGNER

and GERHARD TOMKOWITZ

255 pages. St. Martin's Press. $7.95.

For most Americans, the name Austria conjures up pleasant visions of ski weeks at Innsbruck, Vienna Sachertorte, Salzburg's music. Few people now recall two important events in that country that led up to World War II and betrayed a darker side of the Austrian character. One was the assassination of Austrian Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss by local Nazis in 1934, part of a coup that failed. The other, which so dramatically succeeded, was...

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