Inside the Third Reich

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Simon and Schuster, 1997 - History - 596 pages
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Speer, the Minister of Armaments and War Production under Hitler, the man who had kept Germany armed and the war machine running even after Hitler's mystique had faded, takes a brutally honest look at his role in the war effort, giving readers a complete view of the inside of the Nazi state.

Speer, the Minister of Armaments and War Production under Hitler, the man who had kept Germany armed and the war machine running even after Hitler's mystique had faded, takes a brutally honest look at his role in the war effort, giving readers a complete view of the inside of the Nazi state.
 

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"Inside the Third Reich" is an inside account of Nazi Germany from one of Hitler's top aides and revered architect, Albert Speer. Speer is one of the few top Nazi officials who did not receive a death ... Read full review

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Fascinating account of Nazi Germany and Hitler by a very interesting person. It's quite unique memoirs coming from somebody that was very close to Hitler circle. It's well written and seemingly honest ... Read full review

Contents

Origins and Youth
11
Offer from AfghanistanArchitect without commissionsBoating
19
Architectural Megalomania
50
The Greatest Assignment
71
Obersalzberg
83
The New Chancellery
102
A Day in the Chancellery
117
Our Empire Style
132
Bombs
278
Hitler in the Autumn of 1943
292
Downhill
309
Armaments work in occupied territoriesAgreement with
322
Blunders Secret Weapons and the SS
362
Operation Valkyrie
377
The Wave from the West
396
The Plunge
412

Youve all gone completely crazyLaying out the grand avenue
145
The Descent Begins
161
Excess
174
Start in My New Office
189
Flight to DnepropetrovskVisit to headquartersTalks with Hitler
200
The new organizational schemeGoerings threat to resignArchi
209
The technological warEfforts at full mobilizationParty opposi
226
Intrigues
252
Second Man in the State
267
Doom
433
Hitlers Ultimatum
444
The Thirteenth Hour
461
Stations of Imprisonment
493
Nuremberg
507
Conclusions
519
AFTERWORD
525
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