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The rise and fall of the Third Reich : a history of Nazi Germany

Author: William L Shirer
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1990.
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From the Publisher: 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence), 1904-1993.
Rise and fall of the Third Reich.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c1990
(OCoLC)682528807
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William L Shirer
ISBN: 0671728695 9780671728694 0671728687 9780671728687
OCLC Number: 22888118
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Description: xii, 1249 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword --
Book 1: Rise Of Adolf Hitler --
1: Birth of the Third Reich --
2: Birth of the Nazi party --
3: Versailles, Weimar and the beer hall putsch --
4: Mind of Hitler and the roots of the Third Reich --
Book 2: Triumph And consolidation --
5: Road to power: 1925-31 --
6: Last days of the republic: 1931-33 --
7: Nazification of Germany: 1933-34 --
8: Life in the Third Reich: 1933-37 --
Book 3: Road To War --
9: First steps: 1934-37 --
10: Strange, fateful interlude: the fall of Blomberg, Fritsch, Neurath and Schacht --
11: Anschluss: the rape of Austria --
12: Road to Munich --
13: Czechoslovakia ceases to exist --
14: Turn of Poland --
15: Nazi-Soviet pact --
16: Last days of peace --
17: Launching of World War II --
Book 4: War: Early Victories And The Turning Point --
18: Fall of Poland --
19: Sitzkrieg in hte West --
20: Conquest of Denmark and Norway --
21: Victory in the West --
22: Operation Sea Lion: the thwarted invasion of Britain --
23: Barbarossa: the turn of Russia --
24: Turn of the tide --
25: Turn of the United States --
26: Great turning point: 1942-Stalingrad and El Alamein --
Book 5: Beginning Of The End --
27: New order --
28: Fall of Mussolini --
29: Allied invasion of Western Europe and the attempt to kill Hitler --
Book 6: Fall Of The Third Reich --
30: Conquest of Germany --
31: Goetterdaemmerung: the last days of the Third Reich --
Afterword --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Bibliography --
Index.
Other Titles: Rise & fall of the Third Reich
Responsibility: by William L. Shirer ; with a new afterword by the author.

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From the Publisher: 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.

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""The New York Times Book Review" A splendid work of scholarship, objective in method, sound in judgment, inescapable in its conclusions." --Hugh Trevor-Roper

 
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