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  • Published: 1 May 2006
  • ISBN: 9780563493334
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

The Nazis

A Warning From History




A ground-breaking account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich

This is a ground-breaking account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich. Laurence Rees, who also wrote and produced the accompanying BAFTA-winning BBC TV series, describes how the Nazis rose to power, provides chilling details about life in Nazi Germany, and explodes the popular myths surrounding Adolf Hitler, the Party's charismatic leader. At the core of the book lie compelling eyewitness accounts from those who experienced this regime at every level of society; many of those interviewed were committed Nazis who only felt free to tell their story after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Communism throughout Europe. THE NAZIS: A WARNING FROM HISTORY sheds new light on the causes of the worst conflict the world has ever known and the personal experiences of those involved. This dramatic and incredible story once read, is not easily forgotten.

  • Published: 1 May 2006
  • ISBN: 9780563493334
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Laurence Rees

Laurence Rees has won the British Book Award for History Book of the Year 2006 for his international bestseller Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution'. His career as a writer and filmmaker, focusing on the Nazis and World War II, stretches back nearly 20 years and includes the acclaimed television series Nazis: A Warning from History, War of the Century, Horror in the East and, most recently, Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution'. The body of work has won him a myriad of awards including a BAFTA. a Grierson Award and an international Documentary Award. He was educated at Solihull School and Oxford University and is Creative Director of BBC TV History programmes.

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Praise for The Nazis

One of the greatest documentary series of all time

Daily Mail

Essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand how a highly cultured, western society fell into an abyss of barbarity

History magazine

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