Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

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Simon and Schuster, 1990 - History - 1264 pages
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Hailed as “one of the most important works of history of our time” (The New York Times), this definitive chronicle of Hitler's rise to power is back in hardcover with a new introductory essay by Ron Rosenbaum (Explaining Hitler and How the End Begins) commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of its National Book Award win.

Since its publication in 1960, William L. Shirer's monumental study of Hitler's Nazi Empire has been a perennial international bestseller. 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, this is a vital and enduring classic—a superbly written, unsurpassed record of the last century's darkest hours.

  

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I finally finished it. This is an amazing read. Epic. It's probably the most comprehensive history of Nazi Germany ever published. The author uses his own first hand experience along with actual ... Read full review

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I listened to the Audible version of this book over the course of several months. It's an amazing look, through first-hand observation and primary sources, at the unfolding of evil over Europe. It's ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

William L. Shirer has had a distinguished career as foreign correspondent, news commentator, and historian of the contemporary world. He reported from Berlin for the Universal News Service and for CBS on the rise of the Nazis and he covered their all as a war correspondent. Out of these reports grew his best-sellers Berlin Diary and The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, which has sold more copies for the Book-of-the-Month Club than any other book in the club's history.

Shirer is the author of many other best-selling books, including The Collapse of the Third Republic and an autobiography, Twentieth Century Journey: A Memoir of a Life and the Times, composed of three volumes -- The Start: 1904-1930, The Nightmare Years: 1930-1940, and A Native's Return: 1945-1988. He is at work on a new book about the last two weeks of Tolstoy's life.

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