The Third Reich in Power

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Penguin, Sep 26, 2006 - History - 960 pages
The definitive account of Germany's malign transformation under Hitler's total rule and the implacable march to war

This magnificent second volume of Richard J. Evans's three-volume history of Nazi Germany was hailed by Benjamin Schwartz of the Atlantic Monthly as "the definitive English-language account... gripping and precise." It chronicles the incredible story of Germany's radical reshaping under Nazi rule. As those who were deemed unworthy to be counted among the German people were dealt with in increasingly brutal terms, Hitler's drive to prepare Germany for the war that he saw as its destiny reached its fateful hour in September 1939. The Third Reich in Power is the fullest and most authoritative account yet written of how, in six years, Germany was brought to the edge of that terrible abyss.

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The second of a three book survey of the Third Reich. This book covers what the Nazi regime's plan legitimate acquisition of power and how they consolidated that power. It's not just the politics that ... Read full review

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The Totalitarian Experience In his second book of the trilogy about the Third Reich, Richard Evans describes the german state, its main features and institutions. A police state that implemented ... Read full review

Contents

BLOOD AND SOIL
THE FATE OF THE MIDDLE CLASSES
THE TAMING OF THE PROLETARIAT
SOCIAL PROMISE AND SOCIAL REALITY
IN THE SPIRIT OF SCIENCE
THE NUREMBERG LAWS
THE JEWS MUST GET OUT OF EUROPE
THE NIGHT OF BROKEN GLASS

FROM DISCORD TO HARMONY
MATTERS OF FAITH
CATHOLICS AND PAGANS
WINNING OVER THE YOUNG
STRUGGLE AGAINST THE INTELLECT
THE BATTLE FOR WORK
BUSINESS POLITICS AND
ARYANIZING THE ECONOMY
DIVISION OF THE SPOILS
FROM WEAKNESS TO STRENGTH
CREATING GREATER GERMANY
THE RAPE OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA
MARCH INTO THE EAST
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Copyright

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Richard J. Evans was born in London and educated at Oxford University. He has taught at Columbia University and Birkbeck, University of London, and since 2014 has been the Regius Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Cambridge. His many publications include an acclaimed three-volume history of the Third Reich and a recent collection of essays, The Third Reich in History and Memory. A Fellow of the British Academy and the Royal Society of Literature, he is a past winner of the Wolfson History Prize, and was twice a History Honoree at the Los Angeles Times Book Awards. In 2012 he was appointed Knight Bachelor in the Queen’s birthday honors list, for services to scholarship.

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