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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich

Edited By Robert Gellately

400 pages • ISBN 9780198728283


Nowadays, militaries, academics, and people around the world still have questions about the Third Reich given the unprecedented nature of its crimes and its catastrophic regime. A book that shows the early foundation years of the Third Reich, and an Adolf Hitler before 1914, when he was not involved in the political circles

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich documents one of the most terrible and discussed periods of world history. Covers elections, the economy, the Holocaust, architecture, photography and cinema, war and empire, and the final fall of the Third Reich in 1945.

This book provides a balanced and accessible account of the whole era, when Adolf Hitler directed his dynamic forces against the Soviet Union, and in December, the Germans were at the gates of Moscow and Leningrad. At that moment, Hitler appeared--however briefly--to be the most powerful ruler on the planet.

This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the complex history of the Third Reich, from the coming to power of the Nazis in 1933 to the final collapse in 1945.

Robert Gellately is Earl Ray Beck Professor of History at Florida State University. His publications have been translated into over twenty languages and include the widely acclaimed Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler: The Age of Social Catastrophe, Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945, and Stalin's Curse: Battling for Communism in War and Cold War. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.

"Written by a team of leading historians, this is a serious history of the Third Reich, but one that is richly illustrated... This is a thoughtful and well-balanced read on a complex subject." - Keith Robinson, Military History Magazine

"Uncertainty over the future of the European Union makes The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich [...] required reading... [a] hard-hitting collection of essays by experts on the subject."-  Andy French, Oxford Times

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