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  • Published: 26 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141917559
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 944

The Third Reich At War

How The Nazis Led Germany From Conquest To Disaster




Evans's master work on the most terrible years of the twentieth century

The third and final volume in Richard J Evans's masterly trilogy on the history of Nazi Germany traces the rise and fall of German military might, against the background of the mobilization of the 'people's community' in the service of a war of conquest, racial subjugation and genocide.

Interweaving a broad narrative of the war's progress with personal testimony from a wide range of people, from generals to front-line soldiers, from Hitler Youth activists to middle-class housewives, Richard Evans lays bare the dynamics of a society plunged into war at every level. The great battles and events of the war are here, from the Battle of Stalingrad to Hitler's suicide in the bunker, but just as important is the recreation of the daily experience of ordinary Germans in wartime, under the growing impact of the mass bombing of Germany's towns and cities. At the centre of the book is the Nazi extermination of Europe's Jews, set in the context of Hitler's genocidal plans for the racial restructuring of Europe.

Blending narrative, description and analysis, The Third Reich at War creates a picture of a society rushing headlong to self-destruction and taking a large part of Europe with it.

  • Published: 26 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141917559
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 944

About the author

Richard J. Evans

Richard J. Evans was born in London in 1947. From 1989 to 1998 he was Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. Since 1998 he has been Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University.In 1994 he was awarded the Hamburg Medal for Art and Science for cultural services to the city. His books include The Feminist Movement in Germany 1894-1933, Death in Hamburg (winner of the Wolfson Literary Award for History), In Hitler's Shadow, Rituals of Retribution (winner of the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History), In Defence of History (which has so far been translated into eight languages) and Telling Lies about Hitler.

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