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

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Call Number943.086 S55r 2011
Dates[2011]; ©2011
Statement of ResponsibilityWilliam L. Shirer ; with a new introduction by Ron Rosenbaum.
Creators & ContributorsShirer, William L. (William Lawrence) (author)
Rosenbaum, Ron (contributor)
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… 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." —Back cover
ContentsA New Introduction / Ron Rosenbaum
Foreword

Book One. The 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. The Mind of Hitler and the Roots of the Third Reich
Book Two. Triumph and Consolidation
  1. The Road to Power: 1925–31
  2. The Last Days of the Republic: 1931–33
  3. The Nazification of Germany: 1933–34
  4. Life in the Third Reich: 1933–37
Book Three. The Road to War
  1. The First Steps: 1934–37
  2. Strange, Fateful Interlude: The Fall of Blomberg, Fritsch, Neurath and Schacht
  3. Anschluss: The Rape of Austria
  4. The Road to Munich
  5. Czechoslovakia Ceases to Exist
  6. The Turn of Poland
  7. The Nazi-Soviet Pact
  8. The Last Days of Peace
  9. The Launching of World War II
Book Four. War: Early Victories and the Turning Point
  1. The Fall of Poland
  2. Sitzkrieg in the West
  3. The Conquest of Denmark and Norway
  4. Victory in the West
  5. Operation Sea Lion: The Thwarted Invasion of Britain
  6. Barbarossa: The Turn of Russia
  7. A Turn of the Tide
  8. The Turn of the United States
  9. The Great Turning Point: 1942—Stalingrad and El Alamein
Book Five. Beginning of the End
  1. The New Order
  2. The Fall of Mussolini
  3. The Allied Invasion of Western Europe and the Attempt to Kill Hitler
Book Six. The Fall of the Third Reich
  1. The Conquest of Germany
  2. Goetterdaemmerung: The Last Days of the Third Reich
Afterword
Physical Description xxviii, 1249 pages ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherNew York : Simon & Schuster
EditionFiftieth Anniversary Edition
Notes
  • National Book Award, 1961
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 1185–1195) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Shannon LaBelle & Kevin Forbes