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The Third Reich in Power, 1933-1939 - Richard J. Evans
The Third Reich in Power, 1933-1939
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The definitive account of Germany's malign transformation under Hitler's total rule and the implacable march to war. By the middle of 1933, the democracy of the Weimar Republic had been transformed into the police state of the Third Reich, mobilized around the cult of the leader, Adolf Hitler.... show more
The definitive account of Germany's malign transformation under Hitler's total rule and the implacable march to war. By the middle of 1933, the democracy of the Weimar Republic had been transformed into the police state of the Third Reich, mobilized around the cult of the leader, Adolf Hitler. If this could happen in less than a year, what would the future hold? Only the most fervent Nazi party loyalists would have predicted how radical the transformation ahead would be. In The Third Reich in Power, Richard J. Evans tells the story of Germany's radical reshaping under Nazi rule. Every area of life, from literature, culture, and the arts to religion, education, and science, was subordinated to the relentless drive to prepare Germany for war. His book shows how the Nazis attempted to penetrate and reorder every aspect of German society, encountering many kinds and degrees of resistance along the way but gradually winning the acceptance of the German people in the long run. Those who were seen as unfit to be counted among the German people were dealt with in increasingly brutal terms. The Nazi regime took more and more radical measures against the racially "unfit," including Germany's Jews, Gypsies, homosexuals, mentally ill, "asocial" and "habitual" criminals. After six years of foreign policy brinkmanship that took the Nazi regime from success to success, Hitler's drive to prepare Germany for the war he saw as its destiny reached its fateful hour in September 1939. The war he unleashed was to plunge the world into a maelstrom of genocide and destruction. The Third Reich in Power is the fullest and most authoritative account yet written of how, in six years, Germany was brought to the edge of that terrible abyss.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781594200748 (1594200742)
ASIN: 1594200742
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 960
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
This describes Nazi Germany during the so-called "peacetime" period, picking up where the first volume left off, and going all the way up to the start of World War II in 1939.BLURB:The second work in a planned three-volume series (after 2004's Coming of the Third Reich) this book starts with the Naz...
A Few Thoughts
A Few Thoughts rated it
5.0 The Third Reich in Power, 1933-1939
Having seen numerous documentaries and films regarding the wartime years, I quite enjoyed this in depth history of the Nazi's Prewar years.The first volume (The Coming of the Third Reich) was very good, too.
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
5.0
Evans traces the history of the Third Reich in the years leading up to the Second World War. The book is extremely readable. In fact, it is engrossing. Evans shows the effects of the Third Reich not only on minority groups but also on the every day Germans, answering the question about how the Re...
AC
AC rated it
This book is a bit harder to read (though it reads well) than vol. I -- largely because of its subject matter which, until the final chapter, necessarily takes a topical approach -- and because so much of the specifics of fascist and nazi social organization (such as the educational organization, th...
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