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Gripping and Informative
on 13 March 2017
I came to this book looking for a summary of the events that brought the Nazis into power last century, and for an understanding about how a democracy can fall to a one party authoritarian state. Beyond Indiana Jones, Allo Allo and films such as Where Eagles Dare my knowledge of this period in history was lacking.
The book is readable, organised into an accessible format and provides significant detail around the years leading up to 1933. It also summarises briefly the first world war and how this feed into the desire for a strong man to lead Germany into a stronger economy.
I'd recommend this to anyone such as myself who wants to get an overview of the themes that lead to the Nazis existence and rise to power. I'd also recommend it more generally as a warning not to get too complacent around the defence of our democracy or free speech as many of the themes touched on by the book are recognisable from the media of today.