The Third Reich

The Third Reich

A New History

Book - 2001 | 1st American ed.
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A chilling historical account of the Nazi period probes the human side of the drama, exploring the reasons why people loved and hated the fascist German philosophy. 15,000 first printing.

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This massive history of the Nazis focuses on the moral breakdown and transformation they created in their otherwise advanced industrial society through the religious type of fervor they fomented in their followers. The human and moral element of the tale is maintained even as Burleigh traces the political and military events in mind-boggling detail. Burleigh, who has written four previous books on the subject, is currently visiting professor at Washington and Lee U. in Lexington U. in Kentucky; he is professor of modern history at Cardiff U. in Wales. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Argues that the Germans' acceptance of Hitler's totalitarianism and Nazi philosophies stemmed from their desire for economic prosperity and a national identity, which slowly developed into a collective conscience and religious fervor.

Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2001.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780809093250
Characteristics: xxv, 965 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.

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