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The rise and fall of the Third Reich : a history of Nazi Germany / William L. Shirer ; with a new introduction by Ron Rosenbaum.

By: Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence), 1904-1993.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2011Edition: 50th anniversary ed.Description: xxviii, 1249 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781451642599 (hbk.) :; 1451642598 (hbk.).Subject(s): Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 | Germany | 1933 - 1945Genre/Form: HistoryDDC classification: 943.086
Contents:
A new introduction by Ron Rosenbaum -- 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.
Summary: "Since its publication five decades ago, William L. Shirer's monumental study of Hitler's empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the twentieth century's blackest hours. A worldwide bestseller with millions of copies in print, 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. Here, in a thoughtful new introduction for the fiftieth anniversary of its National Book Award win, Ron Rosenbaum, author of the much-admired Explaining Hitler, takes a fresh and penetrating look at this vital and enduring classic and the role it continues to play in today's discussions of the history of Nazi Germany" --from the publisher.
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"National Book Award winner"--Cover.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

A new introduction by Ron Rosenbaum -- 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.

"Since its publication five decades ago, William L. Shirer's monumental study of Hitler's empire has been widely acclaimed as the definitive record of the twentieth century's blackest hours. A worldwide bestseller with millions of copies in print, 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. Here, in a thoughtful new introduction for the fiftieth anniversary of its National Book Award win, Ron Rosenbaum, author of the much-admired Explaining Hitler, takes a fresh and penetrating look at this vital and enduring classic and the role it continues to play in today's discussions of the history of Nazi Germany" --from the publisher.

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