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I selected The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich for perhaps the same reason that millions before me have: to understand how one man created a machine of slaughter out of a country in shambles. After pages in six weeks, I am still bewildered.

Of course I knew the external conditions: the carving up of Germany after WWI, the political disaster that the Treaty of Versailles put into motion, the desperate economic conditions in Germany as the Depression ground what little economy it had left into grist. But this diminutive Austrian who so captured the imagination and bent the will of a once-proud nation -- how did he do it?

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Advanced Search. Article Navigation. Close mobile search navigation Article navigation. Volume The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: University of Oregon. Oxford Academic. Google Scholar. Cite Citation. Permissions Icon Permissions. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: It was a bestseller in both the United States and Europe, and a critical success outside Germany; in Germany, criticism of the book stimulated sales.

The book was feted by journalists, as reflected by its receipt of the National Book Award for non-fiction , [2] but the reception from academic historians was mixed. Yet, despite extensive footnotes and references, some academic critics consider its interpretation of Nazism to be flawed. Barnes was an old friend of Shirer. The title and cover had already been sent out in catalogs when Robert Gottlieb decided that both title and cover had to go.

Nina Bourne decided that they should use the sub-title as the title and art director Frank Metz designed the black jacket bearing the swastika. Initially bookstores across the country protested displaying the swastika and threatened not to stock the book.

The controversy soon blew over and the cover shipped with the symbol. In the U.

Both its recognition by journalists as a great history book and its popular success surprised Shirer [17] as the publisher commissioned a first printing of merely 12, copies.

More than fifteen years after the end of the Second World War , neither Shirer nor the publisher anticipated much popular interest in Adolf Hitler — or Nazi Germany — Whereas nearly all American journalists praised the book, scholars were split. Some acknowledged Shirer's achievement but some condemned it.

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

In West Germany, the Sonderweg interpretation was almost universally rejected in favor of the view that Nazism was simply one instance of totalitarianism that arose in various countries.

Gavriel Rosenfeld asserted in that Rise and Fall had been unanimously condemned by German historians in the s, and considered dangerous to relations between America and West Germany , as it might inflame anti-German sentiments in the United States. Klaus Epstein listed what he contended were "four major failings": Elizabeth Wiskemann concluded in a review that the book was "not sufficiently scholarly nor sufficiently well written to satisfy more academic demandsThe Hegel Myths and Legends.

With a legitimate seat in the German government and control of the 2nd largest political party Hitler was able to implement a massive works program building roads, bridges, dams, Venator 2 canals etc This put German people back to work.

It is exhausting, exhaustive, overwhelming and shattering. If you don't know who these people are, download the book. Many of the participants were still alive when William Shirer was doing his research.

Nina Bourne decided that they should use the sub-title as the title and art director Frank Metz designed the black jacket bearing the swastika.

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