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Kershaw, Ian

Works: 254 works in 1,206 publications in 19 languages and 28,930 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Creator, Scientific advisor, Honoree, Performer, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: DD247.H5, 943.086092
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Most widely held works about Ian Kershaw
Most widely held works by Ian Kershaw
Hitler, 1936-45 : nemesis by Ian Kershaw( Book )

242 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 4,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on many previously unutilized sources, Kershaw describes the Draconian measures taken by Hitler's henchmen -- Himmler, Goebbels, Goring, Bormann, and others -- to tighten the Nazi grip on the home front without significant resistance from the German people. In the Fuhrer's name, Gestapo and SS leaders orchestrate and carry out the persecutions that lead to the death camps of the Holocaust." "After the D-Day invasion and a steady stream of defeats on the Eastern Front, Hitler is virtually alone in insisting that victory is still possible. When Hitler asserts that his survival after an assassination attempt by German officers on July 20, 1944, "is a sign of Providence that I must continue my work," Kershaw depicts a beleaguered fanatic prepared to leave his country in ruins. Ten months later, while his shattered forces desperately attempt to stave off the Russian onslaught on Berlin, Hitler spends his final days, chillingly documented here, in a bunker under the city until he ends his life with a pistol shot to his head." "Throughout this masterful account, Kershaw never loses sight of the German people and their massive support for Hitler and the Nazi regime. "Decades would not fully erase," he observes, "the simple but compelling sentiment painted in huge letters" in Munich shortly after the surrender to the Allies: "I am ashamed to be a German." Book jacket."--Jacket
Hitler by Ian Kershaw( Book )

90 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 4,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hailed as the most compelling biography of the German dictator yet written, Ian Kershaw's Hitler brings us closer than ever before to the heart of its subject's immense darkness. From his illegitimate birth in a small Austrian village to his fiery death in a bunker under the Reich chancellery in Berlin, Adolf Hitler left a murky trail, strewn with contradictory tales and overgrown with self-created myths. One truth prevails: the sheer scale of the evils that he unleashed on the world has made him a demonic figure without equal in this century. Ian Kershaw's Hitler brings us closer than ever before to the character of the bizarre misfit in his thirty-year ascent from a Viennese shelter for the indigent to uncontested rule over the German nation that had tried and rejected democracy in the crippling aftermath of World War I. With extraordinary vividness, Kershaw recreates the settings that made Hitler's rise possible: the virulent anti-Semitism of prewar Vienna, the crucible of a war with immense casualties, the toxic nationalism that gripped Bavaria in the 1920s, the undermining of the Weimar Republic by extremists of the Right and the Left, the hysteria that accompanied Hitler's seizure of power in 1933 and then mounted in brutal attacks by his storm troopers on Jews and others condemned as enemies of the Aryan race. In an account drawing on many previously untapped sources, Hitler metamorphoses from an obscure fantasist, a 'drummer' sounding an insistent beat of hatred in Munich beer halls, to the instigator of an infamous failed putsch and, ultimately, to the leadership of a ragtag alliance of right-wing parties fused into a movement that enthralled the German people. This volume, the first of two, ends with the promulgation of the infamous Nuremberg laws that pushed German Jews to the outer fringes of society, and with the march of the German army into the Rhineland, Hitler's initial move toward the abyss of war"
The Nazi dictatorship : problems and perspectives of interpretation by Ian Kershaw( Book )

127 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As an exploration of the interpretational issues that eddy around the Third Reich, Ian Kershaw's Nazi Dictatorship has become a classic account. But if its core remains unchanged, its contents must necessarily reflect both new public controversies and the onrush of fresh research. In the forth edition there are many changes of detail to accommodate this need and substantial rewritings of two chapters. No subject among those dealt with in earlier editions has been the subject of such intensive research - and bringing such rapidly changing interpretations - as 'Hitler and the Jews' and, accordingly, that chapter has been considerably changed. The book's final chapter has also undergone significant revision, to take account of the 'Goldhagen phenomenon', and also to glance back over the changing trends of research on the Third Reich as, with the passing of the generations, Hitler and his regime themselves pass into history."--Jacket
Fateful choices : ten decisions that changed the world, 1940-1941 by Ian Kershaw( Book )

48 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews ten decisions made by six major leaders between May 1940 and December 1941 that reshaped human destiny, from Churchill's war cabinet's choice to continue fighting after the German blitzkrieg defeat of France to Hitler's attack on the Soviet Union
Hitler, the Germans, and the final solution by Ian Kershaw( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Hebrew and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a comprehensive, multifaceted picture both of the destructive dynamic of the Nazi leadership and of the attitudes and behavior of ordinary Germans as the persecution of the Jews spiraled into total genocide
The end : the defiance and destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945 by Ian Kershaw( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the preeminent Hitler biographer, a fascinating and original exploration of how the Third Reich was willing and able to fight to the bitter end of World War II. Countless books have been written about why Nazi Germany lost World War II, yet remarkably little attention has been paid to the equally vital question of how and why it was able to hold out as long as it did. The Third Reich did not surrender until Germany had been left in ruins and almost completely occupied. Even in the near-apocalyptic final months, when the war was plainly lost, the Nazis refused to sue for peace. Historically, this is extremely rare. Drawing on original testimony from ordinary Germans and arch-Nazis alike, award-winning historian Ian Kershaw explores this fascinating question in a gripping and focused narrative that begins with the failed bomb plot in July 1944 and ends with the German capitulation in May 1945. Hitler, desperate to avoid a repeat of the "disgraceful" German surrender in 1918, was of course critical to the Third Reich's fanatical determination, but his power was sustained only because those below him were unable, or unwilling, to challenge it. Even as the military situation grew increasingly hopeless, Wehrmacht generals fought on, their orders largely obeyed, and the regime continued its ruthless persecution of Jews, prisoners, and foreign workers. Beneath the hail of allied bombing, German society maintained some semblance of normalcy in the very last months of the war. The Berlin Philharmonic even performed on April 12, 1945, less than three weeks before Hitler's suicide. As Kershaw shows, the structure of Hitler's "charismatic rule" created a powerful negative bond between him and the Nazi leadership- they had no future without him, and so their fates were inextricably tied. Terror also helped the Third Reich maintain its grip on power as the regime began to wage war not only on its ideologically defined enemies but also on the German people themselves. Yet even as each month brought fresh horrors for civilians, popular support for the regime remained linked to a patriotic support of Germany and a terrible fear of the enemy closing in. Based on prodigious new research, Kershaw's The End is a harrowing yet enthralling portrait of the Third Reich in its last desperate gasps. "--
The "Hitler myth" : image and reality in the Third Reich by Ian Kershaw( Book )

39 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kershaw examines how the deification of 'the Fuhrer' and the Nazi's propaganda machine effectively solidified the Third Reich's hold on German culture from the 1920's to 1945
Popular opinion and political dissent in the Third Reich, Bavaria 1933-1945 by Ian Kershaw( Book )

57 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undersøgelse af den bayerske befolknings holdning til Nazismen og den måde, den blev praktiseret på i årene 1933-1945. Undersøgelsen viser, at befolkningen langt fra tog Nazismen til sig og ikke i et omfang, som propagandaministeriet yndede at give indtryk af
Auschwitz inside the Nazi state( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Auschwitz: inside the Nazi state' is the result of three years of research, drawing on the close involvement of world experts, recently discovered documents and nearly 100 interviews with camp survivors and perpetrators, many of whom are speaking on the record for the first time. Their stories are brought to life through the innovative use of archive footage, dramatic recreations of key ... moments, and their ... testimony"--Container label
Stalinism and Nazism : dictatorships in comparison by Moshe Lewin( Book )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engelsk bog redigeret af professorer med speciale indenfor henholdsvis tysk og russisk historie. Bogen har bidrag fra en række historikere og sociologer, som beskriver ligheder og forskelle mellem de to totalitære systemer: nazismen og stalinismen. De to statssystemers magtudfoldelse under 2. Verdenskrigs forløb, og de to statssystemers muligheder for videreførelse. Bogen er oprindeligt inspireret af en historiker-konference i Philaldelphia i september 1991 med tema om ligheder og forskelle i Tysklands og Ruslands historie og udvikling i det 20. århundrede
Making friends with Hitler : Lord Londonderry, the Nazis, and the road to war by Ian Kershaw( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charles Stewart Henry Vane-Tempest-Stewart, the 7th Marquess of Londonderry, was born to power and command. Scion of one of Britain's most aristocratic families, cousin of Churchill and confidant of the king, owner of vast coal fields and landed estates, married to the doyenne of London's social scene, Londonderry was an ornament to his class, the 0.1 percent of the population who still owned 30 percent of England's wealth as late as 1930. But history has not been kind to "Charley," as the king called him, because, in his own words, he "backed the wrong horse," and a very dark horse indeed: Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party. Londonderry was hardly the only British aristocrat to do so, but he was the only Cabinet member to do so, and it ruined him. In a final irony, his grand London house was bombed by the German Luftwaffe in the blitz." "Ian Kershaw is not out to rehabilitate Lord Londonderry but to understand him and to expose why he was made a scapegoat for views that were much more widely held than anyone now likes to think. Through the story of how Lord Londonderry came to be mixed up with the Nazis and how it all went horribly wrong for him, Ian Kershaw shows us that behind the familiar cartoon is a much more complicated and interesting reality, full of miscalculations on both sides, miscalculations that proved to be among the most fateful in history."--Jacket
The Nazis a warning from history by Laurence Rees( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Use interviews with witnesses and perpetrators, along with archival film and records, to examine how a political party as fundamentally evil as the Nazis could come to power in a modern European nation. Discusses the factors that enabled the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party in the economically-devastated Germany of the post-World War I era and looks at the role of ordinary Germans in the Nazi regime. Follows the rise and fall of Nazi Germany, from its early promises through the atrocities and suffering of World War II. Includes segments focusing on the occupation of Poland and on the holocaust and concentration camps, particularly Treblinka
The end : Hitler's Germany, 1944-45 by Ian Kershaw( Book )

36 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last months of the Second World War were a nightmarish time to be alive. Unimaginable levels of violence destroyed entire cities. Millions died or were dispossessed. By all kinds of criteria it was the end: the end of the Third Reich and its terrible empire but also, increasingly, it seemed to be the end of European civilization itself. In his gripping, revelatory new book Ian Kershaw describes these final months, from the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler in July 1944 to the German surrender in May 1945. The major question that Kershaw attempts to answer is: what made Germany keep on fighting? In almost every major war there has come a point where defeat has loomed for one side and its rulers have cut a deal with the victors, if only in an attempt to save their own skins. In Hitler's Germany, nothing of this kind happened: in the end the regime had to be stamped out town by town with a level of brutality almost without precedent. As the Allies closed in on every front extraordinary efforts were made by Hitler and his key 'paladins' to keep fighting way beyond the point where any rational plan for victory had vanished. A system based on terror, which had for years ravaged the countries conquered by the Nazis, was now visited on the Germans themselves. Both a highly original piece of research and a gripping narrative, The End makes vivid an era which still deeply scars Europe. It raises the most profound questions about the nature of the Second World War, about the Third Reich and about how ordinary people behave in extreme circumstances. - Publisher
Weimar : why did German democracy fail?( Book )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bolton Priory; the economy of a northern monastery, 1286-1325 by Ian Kershaw( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le mythe Hitler : image et réalité sous le IIIe Reich by Ian Kershaw( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La grande masse de la population allemande a besoin d'une idole", déclarait Hitler. Les enquêtes d'opinion secrètes effectuées par les autorités nazies confirment le diagnostic. Ian Kershaw, l'un des meilleurs spécialistes mondiaux du IIIe Reich, déroule ici la naissance, l'apogée et le déclin du mythe Hitler
Working towards the Führer : essays in honour of Sir Ian Kershaw( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering issues such as the legacy of the World Wars, the female voter, propaganda, occupied lands, the judiciary, public opinion and resistance, this volume furthers the debate on how Nazi Germany operated. Gone are the post-war stereotypes--instead there is a more complex picture of the regime and its actions, one that shows the instability of the dictatorship, its dependence on a measure of consent as well as coercion
Hitler 1936 - 1945 by Ian Kershaw( Book )

44 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein epochales Werk, ein Höhepunkt der Geschichtsschreibung.Das auf zwei Bände angelegte Werk des britischen Historikers Ian Kershaw ist beides: eine Biographie Hitlers und eine Geschichte der NS-Zeit. Es untersucht eindrucksvoll die historischen Kräfte, die einen trägen österreichischen Träumer in einen Diktator mit immenser Macht verwandelten. Kershaw vertritt den Standpunkt, dass die Ursachen für Hitlers Macht nicht nur in den Taten des Diktators gesucht werden müssen, sondern auch (und ganz besonders) in den sozialen Verhältnissen eines Staates, der es ihm erlaubte, alle institutionellen und moralischen Grenzen zu überschreiten
Chronicle of the Third Reich( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embark on a unique journey through the bleakest chapter of German history as Michael Kloft traces the story of the Third Reich. Learn about the politics, war years, and crimes of the Nazis from unpublished footage and three famous historians: Sir Ian Kershaw, Brigitte Hamann, and Goetz Aly
Making friends with Hitler : Lord Londonderry and Britain's road to war by Ian Kershaw( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hitler, 1936-45 : nemesis
Alternative Names
Ian Kershaw Brits auteur

Ian Kershaw englischer Historiker

Ian Kershaw storico britannico

Kershaw, Ian 1943-

Keršo, Jan 1943-

Kerushō, Ian 1943-

Ίαν Κέρσοου

Кершоу, Ян

איאן קרשו

קרשאו, איאן

קרשו, איאן

קרשו, איאן 1943-

إيان كيرشو


カーショー, イアン

ケルショー, イアン

HitlerThe Nazi dictatorship : problems and perspectives of interpretationFateful choices : ten decisions that changed the world, 1940-1941Hitler, the Germans, and the final solutionThe end : the defiance and destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945The "Hitler myth" : image and reality in the Third ReichPopular opinion and political dissent in the Third Reich, Bavaria 1933-1945Stalinism and Nazism : dictatorships in comparison