"This solid and straightforward title, however, was designed primarily for the classroom. Professor McDonough provides a good overview of the Nazi era in Germany. In a sense, his work here is more functional than inspried; there are no surprises in its pages, and the author is certainly no historical revisionist. The educational uses for this volume are obvious. In addition, it provides a good overview for adults who want to become familiar with the most pivotal events of the modern era." Kliatt
"McDonough is neither strident nor sensationalistic. Almost neutral in tone, he simply allows the Nazis and their supporters to condemn themselves by their own actions and lets the results speak for themselves." Kliatt, Wellesley MA, Raymond L. Puffer, Ph.D.
"...McDonough has produced a clearly written and well-organized book that incorporates the findings of important recent scholarship." Teaching History
The twelve years, from 1933 to 1945, when Adolf Hitler was dictator of Nazi Germany stand out as one of the most remarkable periods in the history of the twentieth century. In many books on this subject, the personality of Hitler is so dominant that significant political, social, economic and international developments often retreat into the background. In this book Frank McDonough explains the dramatic history of the Nazi period within a wider context. By isolating key problem areas within current historical debates and by including a selection of primary source documents.