Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 0671728687
Pages : 1269 pages
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Download or read book Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich written by William L. Shirer and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1990 with total page 1269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The classic history of Adolph Hitler's rise to power and his dramatic defeat

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

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ISBN : 079531700X
Pages : 1264 pages
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Download or read book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich written by William L. Shirer and published by RosettaBooks. This book was released on 2011-10-23 with total page 1264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: National Book Award Winner: The definitive account of Nazi Germany and “one of the most important works of history of our time” (The New York Times). When the Third Reich fell, it fell swiftly. The Nazis had little time to destroy their memos, their letters, or their diaries. William L. Shirer’s sweeping account of the Third Reich uses these unique sources, combined with his experience living in Germany as an international correspondent throughout the war. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich earned Shirer a National Book Award and continues to be recognized as one of the most important and authoritative books about the Third Reich and Nazi Germany ever written. The diaries of propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, as well as evidence and other testimony gained at the Nuremberg Trials, could not have found more artful hands. Shirer gives a clear, detailed, and well-documented account of how it was that Adolf Hitler almost succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich is a chilling and illuminating portrait of mankind’s darkest hours. “A monumental work.” —Theodore H. White

The Rise and fall of the Third Reich

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Pages : 1436 pages
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Download or read book The Rise and fall of the Third Reich written by William L. Shirer and published by . This book was released on 1964 with total page 1436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

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ISBN : 9780517102947
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich written by William L. Shirer and published by Gramercy. This book was released on 1994-06-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than three hundred photographs accompany this abridged edition of the best-selling history of Hitler's Germany, detailing the rise of the Nazis, the events of World War II, the Holocaust, the Nuremberg Trials, and postwar Germany.

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

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Download or read book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich written by William L. Shirer and published by . This book was released on 1995 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

A Brief History of The Third Reich

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ISBN : 1849018162
Pages : 368 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (849 users)

Download or read book A Brief History of The Third Reich written by Martyn Whittock and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-06-23 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The abuse of power, genocide, the destruction of total war, unimaginable cruelty and the suffering of millions were all central features of Hitler's Nazi regime. Yet the Nazis were also highly successful in manipulating images and information: they mobilized and engaged vast numbers of people, caught the imagination of the young and appeared remarkably modern to many contemporary observers. Was the Third Reich a throwback to a mythical past or a brutally modern and technologically advanced state? Was Hitler a strong dictator who achieved his clear goals, or was his chaotic style of government symptomatic of a weak dictator, unable to control the complex and contradictory forces that he had unleashed? Was the Third Reich ruled by terror, or largely supported by a compliant German population? Was the genocide against the Jews a peculiarly German phenomenon, or a uniquely German expression of a terrible wider trend? Whittock explores these and other key questions, interrogating the views of different historians and drawing on a wealth of primary sources - from state-sponsored art to diaries, letters and memoirs of both perpetrators and victims - to provide an overview of the complex evidence. History should aim to put us firmly in touch with the lives of people living in the past and the issues they faced. Whittock never loses sight of the individuals whose lives were caught up in these extraordinary events, while also giving a lucid overview of the bigger picture.

The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler

Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
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Pages : 224 pages
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Download or read book The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler written by William Lawrence Shirer and published by Random House Books for Young Readers. This book was released on 1961 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Briefly describes Hitler's childhood, education, initial involvement in politics, rise to power, conduct of the war, plans to murder millions of innocent civilians, final military defeat, and suicide

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

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ISBN : 9780671089122
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich written by William Lawrence Shirer and published by Exetera. This book was released on 1987 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here is the first, fully illustrated, English language edition of this masterwork, with abridged text approved by Shirer and over 450 rare photographs, drawings, and maps in color and b&w.

The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler

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ISBN : 0795326130
Pages : 182 pages
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Download or read book The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler written by William L. Shirer and published by Rosetta Books. This book was released on 2013-04-18 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A concise and timely account of Hitler’s—and Fascism’s—rise to power and ultimate defeat, from one of America’s most famous journalists. American journalist and author William L. Shirer was a correspondent for six years in Nazi Germany—and had a front-row seat for Hitler’s rise to power. His most definitive work on the subject, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, is a riveting account defined by first-person experience interviewing Hitler, watching his impassioned speeches, and living in a country transformed by war and dictatorship. William Shirer was originally commissioned to write The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler for a young adult audience. This account loses none of the immediacy of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich—capturing Hitler’s rise from obscurity, the horror of Nazi Germany’s mass killings, and the paranoia and insanity that marked Hitler’s downfall. This book is by no means simplified—and is sure to appeal to adults as well as young people with an interest in World War II history. “For nearly 100 years William L Shirer has spoken to us of fascism, Nazis, and Hitler . . . [He] tells the unvarnished truth as he experienced it . . . I figured this school-type book wasn’t going to tell me anything new. But when I started reading, I realized that I wasn’t reading for the facts anymore. I listened to his story and heard the urgency in his voice: a voice from nearly 60 years ago telling us the truth about today.” —Daily Kos

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

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ISBN : 9781984951182
Pages : 774 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (951 users)

Download or read book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich written by Charles River Charles River Editors and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2018-02 with total page 774 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: *Includes pictures *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading "I cannot remember in my entire life such a change in the attitude of a crowd in a few minutes, almost a few seconds ... Hitler had turned them inside out, as one turns a glove inside out, with a few sentences. It had almost something of hocus-pocus, or magic about it." - Dr. Karl Alexander von Mueller The early 1930s were a tumultuous period for German politics, even in comparison to the ongoing transition to the modern era that caused various forms of chaos throughout the rest of the world. In the United States, reliance on the outdated gold standard and an absurdly parsimonious monetary policy helped bring about the Great Depression. Meanwhile, the Empire of Japan began its ultimately fatal adventurism with the invasion of Manchuria, alienating the rest of the world with the atrocities it committed. Around the same time, Gandhi began his drive for the peaceful independence of India through nonviolent protests against the British. It was in Germany, however, that the strongest seeds of future tragedy were sown. The struggling Weimar Republic had become a breeding ground for extremist politics, including two opposed and powerful authoritarian entities: the right-wing National Socialists and the left-wing KPD Communist Party. As the 1930s dawned, these two totalitarian groups held one another in a temporary stalemate, enabling the fragile ghost of democracy to continue a largely illusory survival for a few more years. That stalemate was broken in dramatic fashion on a bitterly cold night in late February 1933, and it was the Nazis who emerged decisively as the victors. A single act of arson against the famous Reichstag building proved to be the catalyst that propelled Adolf Hitler to victory in the elections of March 1933, which set the German nation irrevocably on the path towards World War II. That war would plunge much of the planet into an existential battle that ultimately cost an estimated 60 million lives. Like other totalitarian regimes, the leader of the Nazis kept an iron grip on power in part by making sure nobody else could attain too much of it, leading to purges of high-ranking officials in the Nazi party. Of these purges, the most notorious was the Night of the Long Knives, a purge in the summer of 1934 that came about when Hitler ordered the surprise executions of several dozen leaders of the SA. This fanatically National Socialist paramilitary organization had been a key instrument in overthrowing democratic government in Germany and raising Hitler to dictatorial power in the first place. However, the SA was an arm of the Nazi phenomenon which had socialist leanings and which was the private army of Ernst Röhm, which was enough for Hitler to consider the organization dangerous. Röhm was a challenger to the Fuhrer's position with his mushrooming SA ranks, which were more loyal to him than to the nominal head of Nazi Germany. Europe's attempts to appease Hitler, most notably at Munich in 1938, failed, as Nazi Germany swallowed up Austria and Czechoslovakia by 1939. Italy was on the march as well, invading Albania in April of 1939. The straw that broke the camel's back, however, was Germany's invasion of Poland on September 1 of that year. Two days later, France and Great Britain declared war on Germany, and World War II had begun in earnest. In the wake of the war, the European continent was devastated, leaving the Soviet Union and the United States as uncontested superpowers. This ushered in over 45 years of the Cold War, and a political alignment of Western democracies against the Communist Soviet bloc that literally split Berlin in two. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: The History and Legacy of Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler chronicles the rise and fall of the Nazi regime.

The Third Reich

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ISBN : 1451651155
Pages : 672 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (451 users)

Download or read book The Third Reich written by Thomas Childers and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2017-10-10 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Riveting…An elegantly composed study, important and even timely” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) history of the Third Reich—how Adolf Hitler and a core group of Nazis rose from obscurity to power and plunged the world into World War II. In “the new definitive volume on the subject” (Houston Press), Thomas Childers shows how the young Hitler became passionately political and anti-Semitic as he lived on the margins of society. Fueled by outrage at the punitive terms imposed on Germany by the Versailles Treaty, he found his voice and drew a loyal following. As his views developed, Hitler attracted like-minded colleagues who formed the nucleus of the nascent Nazi party. Between 1924 and 1929, Hitler and his party languished in obscurity on the radical fringes of German politics, but the onset of the Great Depression gave them the opportunity to move into the mainstream. Hitler blamed Germany’s misery on the victorious allies, the Marxists, the Jews, and big business—and the political parties that represented them. By 1932 the Nazis had become the largest political party in Germany, and within six months they transformed a dysfunctional democracy into a totalitarian state and began the inexorable march to World War II and the Holocaust. It is these fraught times that Childers brings to life: the Nazis’ unlikely rise and how they consolidated their power once they achieved it. Based in part on German documents seldom used by previous historians, The Third Reich is a “powerful…reminder of what happens when power goes unchecked” (San Francisco Book Review). This is the most comprehensive and readable one-volume history of Nazi Germany since the classic The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.

The Collapse of the Third Republic

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ISBN : 0795342470
Pages : 1010 pages
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Download or read book The Collapse of the Third Republic written by William L. Shirer and published by Rosetta Books. This book was released on 2014-10-22 with total page 1010 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An acclaimed historian unfolds a monumental, eyewitness page-turner on the tragic fall of France to Hitler’s Third Reich at the outset of WWII. As an international war correspondent and radio commentator, William L. Shirer didn’t just research the fall of France. He was there. In just six weeks, he watched the Third Reich topple one of the world’s oldest military powers—and institute a rule of terror and paranoia. Based on in-person conversation with the leaders, diplomats, generals, and ordinary citizens who both shaped the events of this time and lived through them on a daily basis, Shirer shapes a compelling account of historical events—without losing sight of the personal experience. From the heroic efforts of the Freedom Fighters to the tactical military misjudgments that caused the fall and the daily realities of life for French citizens under Nazi rule, this fascinating and exhaustively documented account from one of the twentieth Century’s most important historians makes the events of the fall accessible to a younger audience in vivid and memorable style.

The Sinking of the Bismarck

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ISBN : 0795342462
Pages : 158 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (795 users)

Download or read book The Sinking of the Bismarck written by William L. Shirer and published by Rosetta Books. This book was released on 2014-10-22 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The famous war correspondent delivers an edge-of-your seat account of the naval chase and battle to take out one of Hitler’s most powerful warships. The Bismarck wasn’t just any warship. Its guns were much stronger and more accurate than any others in its day—meaning it could easily sink enemy ships without getting in range of their fire. It was one of Hitler’s most powerful weapons, and the Allied forces had to put it out of commission—before they lost the war. With the fate of the world in the balance, Allied forces chased the Bismarck across the stormy North Atlantic—culminating in a thrilling sea battle that changed the course of World War II. Unfolding with the taut suspense of a blockbuster movie, this book brings the excitement and danger of World War II to younger audiences—and demonstrates William L. Shirer’s mastery as a writer of history and a spinner of tales. “A book one reads with sustained excitement.” —Kirkus Reviews

Berlin Diary

Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 9780801870569
Pages : 662 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (87 users)

Download or read book Berlin Diary written by William L. Shirer and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2002-05-28 with total page 662 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By the acclaimed journalist and bestselling author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, this day-by-day, eyewitness account of the momentous events leading up to World War II in Europe is now available in a new paperback edition. CBS radio broadcaster William L. Shirer was virtually unknown in 1940 when he decided there might be a book in the diary he had kept in Europe during the 1930s—specifically those sections dealing with the collapse of the European democracies and the rise of Nazi Germany. Berlin Diary first appeared in 1941, and the timing was perfect. The energy, the passion, the electricity in it were palpable. The book was an instant success, and it became the frame of reference against which thoughtful Americans judged the rush of events in Europe. It exactly matched journalist to event: the right reporter at the right place at the right time. It stood, and still stands, as so few books have ever done—a pure act of journalistic witness.

"This Is Berlin"

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ISBN : 0795344074
Pages : 424 pages
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Download or read book "This Is Berlin" written by William L. Shirer and published by Rosetta Books. This book was released on 2014-11-17 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The legendary CBS news journalist’s selection of iconic World War II radio broadcasts from countries throughout Europe. William L. Shirer was the first journalist hired by CBS to cover World War II in Europe, and he worked there for over a decade as a news broadcaster. This book compiles two and a half years’ worth of wartime broadcasts from Shirer’s time on the ground during World War II. He was with Nazi forces when Hitler invaded Austria and made it a part of Germany under the Anchluss; he was also the first to report back to the United States on the armistice between France and Nazi forces in June of 1940. His daily roundup of news from Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Rome, and London, which documented Nazi Germany and the conditions of countries under invasion and at war, became famous for its gripping urgency. Shirer brought a sense of immediacy to the war for listeners in the United States and worldwide, and his later books, including the seminal Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, became definitive works on World War II history. This collection of Shirer’s radio broadcasts offers all the original suspense and vivid storytelling of the time, bringing World War II to life for a modern audience.

The Nightmare Years, 1930-1940

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Pages : 654 pages
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Download or read book The Nightmare Years, 1930-1940 written by William L. Shirer and published by Birlinn Limited. This book was released on 2001 with total page 654 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As European correspondent for a number of American newspapers during the 1930s, William L. Shirer witnessed at first hand many of the pivotal events in the buildup to World War II. At the Nuremberg rallies, when Hitler roared through the streets celebrating his newly-won domination of Germany, Shirer was there. In Munich, as Chamberlain abandoned the Czechs, Shirer was there. In Vienna during the night of the Anschluss, in Berlin, when Hitler loosed his Blitzkrieg on Poland and began the war, Shirer was there. Through articles, broadcasts and translations of Hitler's speeches, Shirer tirelessly tried to warn the world of the terrible evil that was growing in Germany. The Nightmare Years, a No. I bestseller when first published in America in 1984, is not only the fascinating eyewitness account of this cataclysmic decade, but also the more personal story of a young American caught in tense and desperate times, struggling to survive and provide a life for himself and his family as the world lurched inexorably towards war. 'More than any conventional history book, Shirer's memoirs let a reader relive history' -People 'A superb journalist. ..Shirer was close enough to Hitler to feel the Nazi leader's messianic personal force. ..An unusually fine book' -Time 'No one ever did more to explain the rise of the Nazis' -Barbara Tuchman 'An outstanding achievement of journalistic history; indeed it is the best kind of accurate and absorbing history' -Washington Post

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 019872828X
Pages : 394 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (198 users)

Download or read book The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich written by Robert Gellately and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018 with total page 394 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A thought-provoking assessment and documentation of one of the most terrible periods in history - the rise and fall of the Nazi Party.