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Book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

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 2011-10-11 with total page 1272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: History of Nazi Germany.

Book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

Download or read book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich written by William Lawrence Shirer and published by . This book was released on 1960 with total page 1276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: History of Nazi Germany.

Book Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

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 1268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The classic history of Adolph Hitler's rise to power and his dramatic defeat.

Book The Third Reich

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  • Author : Thomas Childers
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-10-10
  • ISBN : 1451651155
  • Pages : 672 pages

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.

Book The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler

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 126 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 to Hitler’s mounting influence. 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. 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 ascendence from obscurity, the horror of Nazi Germany’s mass killings, and the paranoia and insanity that marked the führer’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

Book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

Download or read book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich written by William L. Shirer and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2011-10-11 with total page 1280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Chronicles the Nazi's rise to power, conquest of Europe, and dramatic defeat at the hands of the Allies.

Book A Brief History of the Third Reich

Download or read book A Brief History of the Third Reich written by Martyn Whittock and published by Running Press. This book was released on 2011-07-05 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Told through first-hand accounts, detailed scenes, and a convincing and personality-driven overview, A Brief History of the Third Reich is a complete history of the rise and fall of Nazi Germany. It is an essential book that will explore the personalities and ideas that informed the rise of Hitler and his party, from the earliest origins in the Munich beer halls to the final fall of Berlin in 1945.

Book The Long Night

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  • Author : Steve Wick
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2011-08-02
  • ISBN : 0230338496
  • Pages : 288 pages

Download or read book The Long Night written by Steve Wick and published by St. Martin's Press. This book was released on 2011-08-02 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of legendary American journalist William L. Shirer and how his first-hand reporting on the rise of the Nazis and on World War II brought the devastation alive for millions of Americans When William L. Shirer started up the Berlin bureau of Edward R. Murrow's CBS News in the 1930s, he quickly became the most trusted reporter in all of Europe. Shirer hit the streets to talk to both the everyman and the disenfranchised, yet he gained the trust of the Nazi elite and through these contacts obtained a unique perspective of the party's rise to power. Unlike some of his esteemed colleagues, he did not fall for Nazi propaganda and warned early of the consequences if the Third Reich was not stopped. When the Germans swept into Austria in 1938 Shirer was the only American reporter in Vienna, and he broadcast an eyewitness account of the annexation. In 1940 he was embedded with the invading German army as it stormed into France and occupied Paris. The Nazis insisted that the armistice be reported through their channels, yet Shirer managed to circumvent the German censors and again provided the only live eyewitness account. His notoriety grew inside the Gestapo, who began to build a charge of espionage against him. His life at risk, Shirer had to escape from Berlin early in the war. When he returned in 1946 to cover the Nuremberg trials, Shirer had seen the full arc of the Nazi menace. It was that experience that inspired him to write The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich—the magisterial, definitive history of the most brutal ten years the modern world had known—which has sold millions of copies and has become a classic. Drawing on never-before-seen journals and letters from Shirer's time in Germany, award-winning reporter Steve Wick brings to life the maverick journalist as he watched history unfold and first shared it with the world.

Book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

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  • Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release : 2018-02
  • ISBN : 9781984951182
  • Pages : 774 pages

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.

Book How the End Begins

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  • Author : Ron Rosenbaum
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-02-21
  • ISBN : 1416594221
  • Pages : 322 pages

Download or read book How the End Begins written by Ron Rosenbaum and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-02-21 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An alarming, deeply reported analysis of how close--and how often--the world has come to nuclear annihilation, and why we are once again on the brink.

Book The Coming of the Third Reich

Download or read book The Coming of the Third Reich written by Richard J. Evans and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2005-01-25 with total page 656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Brilliant.” —Washington Post "The clearest and most gripping account I've read of German life before and during the rise of the Nazis." —A. S Byatt, Times Literary Supplement “The generalist reader, it should be emphasized, is well served. . . . The book reads briskly, covers all important areas—social and cultural—and succeeds in its aim of giving “voice to the people who lived through the years with which it deals.” —Denver Post There is no story in twentieth-century history more important to understand than Hitler’s rise to power and the collapse of civilization in Nazi Germany. With The Coming of the Third Reich, Richard Evans, one of the world’s most distinguished historians, has written the definitive account for our time. A masterful synthesis of a vast body of scholarly work integrated with important new research and interpretations, Evans’s history restores drama and contingency to the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazis, even as it shows how ready Germany was by the early 1930s for such a takeover to occur. The Coming of the Third Reich is a masterwork of the historian’s art and the book by which all others on the subject will be judged.

Book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

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 1991 with total page 1249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer's monumental study of Hitler's German Empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of this century's blackest hours. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print around the globe, it has attained the status of a vital and enduring classic.

Book Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

Download or read book Rise and Fall of the Third Reich written by William L. Shirer and published by Random House. This book was released on 1991-02-05 with total page 1266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rise of Adolf Hitler - Growth of Nazi power - War; early victories and the turning point - Fall of Mussolini - Fall of the Third Reich.

Book The Collapse of the Third Republic

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 1948 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The National Book Award–winning historian’s “vivid and moving” eyewitness account of the fall of France to Hitler’s Third Reich at the outset of WWII (The New York Times). As an international war correspondent and radio commentator during World War II, 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 conversations with the leaders, diplomats, generals, and ordinary citizens who both shaped the events and lived through them, Shirer constructs a compelling account of historical events without losing sight of the human 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 brings this significant episode of history to life. “This is a companion effort to Shirer’s The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, also voluminous but very readable, reflecting once again both Shirer’s own experience and an enormous mass of historical material well digested and assimilated.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

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.

Book The Nazis

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  • Author : Paul Roland
  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Release : 2018-09-10
  • ISBN : 1789502713
  • Pages : 562 pages

Download or read book The Nazis written by Paul Roland and published by Arcturus Publishing. This book was released on 2018-09-10 with total page 562 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book traces the history of the Third Reich, from the Nazi movement's beginnings in the beer halls of 1920s Germany to the outcome of the Nuremberg trials, which took place in the aftermath of the Second World War. Masters of manipulation, double standards, and deceit, the Nazis were bent on world domination and engineered a global conflict in order to achieve their ends. As their figurehead, they chose an Austrian corporal with a twisted psyche, who rose from obscurity to command the world's most formidable military machine. The Nazis includes fascinating psychological profiles of Nazi henchmen in an attempt to discover the character flaws that made them commit their terrible crimes. This gallery of social misfits was held together by its admiration for Hitler, who dragged the German nation towards the abyss and brought about the deaths of more than 60 million people worldwide.

Book Berlin Diary

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  • Author : William L. Shirer
  • Publisher : Rosetta Books
  • Release : 2011-10-23
  • ISBN : 0795316984
  • Pages : 626 pages

Download or read book Berlin Diary written by William L. Shirer and published by Rosetta Books. This book was released on 2011-10-23 with total page 626 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author of the international bestseller The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich offers a personal account of life in Nazi Germany at the start of WWII. By the late 1930s, Adolf Hitler, Führer of the Nazi Party, had consolidated power in Germany and was leading the world into war. A young foreign correspondent was on hand to bear witness. More than two decades prior to the publication of his acclaimed history, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, William L. Shirer was a journalist stationed in Berlin. During his years in the Nazi capital, he kept a daily personal diary, scrupulously recording everything he heard and saw before being forced to flee the country in 1940. Berlin Diary is Shirer’s first-hand account of the momentous events that shook the world in the mid-twentieth century, from the annexation of Austria and Czechoslovakia to the fall of Poland and France. A remarkable personal memoir of an extraordinary time, it chronicles the author’s thoughts and experiences while living in the shadow of the Nazi beast. Shirer recalls the surreal spectacles of the Nuremberg rallies, the terror of the late-night bombing raids, and his encounters with members of the German high command while he was risking his life to report to the world on the atrocities of a genocidal regime. At once powerful, engrossing, and edifying, William L. Shirer’s Berlin Diary is an essential historical record that illuminates one of the darkest periods in human civilization.