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on 15 March 2015
I am a professional battlefield guide. I read books like this to fill out the background to the events and characters involved in the warfare on the ground that is the subject of my tours. I reckon this is the best single volume account of the 3rd Reich. I have read Kershaw's two-volume, 1200 page biography of Hitler and his book "The Hitler Myth", an account of the God-like fantasy view Goebbels created around Hitler, which held the German people in such thrall.

A book covering some of the same ground as "The Third Reich" is Mark Mazower's excellent "Hitler's Empire". Mazower's book is less wide ranging, less detailed in the account of the Nazi's rise through the 1930's, the period when Hitler formulated the vague notions of world dominance which the rest of his revolting gang put into practice.

This book describes in great detail the social and political aims and policies of the National Socialist regime, from Hitler's beginnings as a beer-hall ranter to a man who infected the people of Goethe, Bach and Beethoven with the politics of hate and violence and succeeded in persuading them to act out his appalling vision. The general perception of the Nazis is that the evil of their regime is known, principally as the brutal military invaders of Russia and Western Europe. But the full extent of the evil, evil that penetrated right down into the foundations of German society itself, is not revealed unless by books such as this. Be prepared to think to yourself, as I did, "I knew it was evil. I had no idea it was so profoundly evil."
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on 26 November 2014
This book about The Third Reich is the winner of a prize for non-fiction in 2001. On the back cover it has several praising words from reviewers.In my opinion it is a book written by an expert for experts. Unless you have a really deep knowledge to the subject this book will not be usefull for you. The text is not very clear and there are many informations which presuppose a very broad insight in the subject. If you want to learn more about The Third Reich I will recommend fx. Years of the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich,Third Reich 1919-1939: The Nazis' Rise to Power,Weimar and Nazi Germany (SHP Advanced History Core Texts),Heinemann Advanced History: Germany 1919-45The first book mentioned is a very effective tool to get a very good insight in The Third Reich.
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on 9 May 2014
I have no idea what process is used to convert books into digital formats, however, it is clear that in this case there was absolutely no proof reading undertaken of the finished digital version. There are so many formatting errors e.g. Tithuania, instead of Lithuania and hyphens appearing at random, that reading the book became a challenge. I don't believe that a lower digital price should mean lower quality in the end product.
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on 20 May 2017
Brilliant

Erudite. Balanced. Insightful and incisive. Marshals the facts and the evidence and threads an engaging argument between in fluid, intellectualy satisfying prose
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on 6 December 2012
The central analysis is built slowly, layer on layer of evidence and contextual comparisons. It becomes a compelling story of evil in a way previous histories of the period don't quite deliver.
He demonstrates great scholarship, but some of the page long sentences required a couple of readings and a penchant for using obscure words and creating new variants did send me scurrying for the dictionary!
Overall though I would rate the book highly and have shared it with my children so they can see this period as it was rather than through the "Hollywood" lens.
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on 8 August 2016
Magisterial account of the era. It is also refreshing that it is not so cold; the author can barely disguise his disgust and fury at what happened.
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on 30 September 2016
Practically unreadable, Writer must have a brain like a thesaurus but for mere mortals...
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on 19 September 2017
Came punctually. Quality as promised. Super
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on 6 February 2015
A superior history of Hitler's Germany, very good read and a good reference tool.
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on 12 January 2012
burleigh once more shows the depth of his research and knowledge of german politics at the highest level in the nazi party. abook well worth perserviering with and should be read in conjunction with his other masterpiece germany turns eastwards.
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