The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
It was Hitler's boast that the Third Reich would last a thousand years. Instead it lasted only twelve. But into its short life was packed the most cataclysmic series of events that Western civilisation has ever known.
William Shirer is one of the very few historians to have gained full access to the secret German archives which the Allies captured intact. He was also present at the Nuremberg trials. This is his authoritative historical account of the years 1933-45, when the Nazis, under the rule of their desporic leader Adolf Hitler, ruled Germany. They commandeered the Holocaust, one of the most shocking acts of evil in modern history, plunged the world into a second war, and changed the face of modern history and modern Europe forever.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jrissman - LibraryThing
"The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany" (1960) by William Shirer may be the single longest book that I've ever read, cover-to-cover. (I've read longer continuous stories, but ... Read full review
Review: The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi GermanyUser Review - Teressa - Goodreads
Well, I finally finished it, but, oddly enough, all I want to do is start over again from the beginning. The subject matter is horrifying, but Shirer's narrative and meticulous scholarship is ... Read full review