The Third Reich in Power, 1933-1939

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Penguin Books, 2006 - Germany - 941 pages
The second book in his acclaimed trilogy on the rise and fall of Nazi Germany, Richard J. Evans' The Third Reich in Power- How the Nazis Won Over the Hearts and Minds of a Nationexplores how Hitler turned Germany from a vibrant democracy into a one-party state.
Before Hitler seized power in 1933, Germany had been famous for its sophistication and complexity. So how was it possible for a group of ideological obsessives to re-mould it into a one-party state directed at war and race hate? How did the Nazis win over the hearts and minds of Germany's citizens, twist science, religion and culture, and transform the country's politics to achieve total dominance so quickly?
From the Nuremberg Laws to the Olympic Games, Kristallnacht to the Hitler Youth, this gripping account shows how a whole population became enmeshed in a dictatorship that was consumed by hatred and driven by war.
'Impressive ... perceptive ... humane'
Ian Kershaw
'Excellent ... powerful ... it makes an indelible impression'
Robert Service, Sunday Times
'Likely to be the standard work for some years to come'
Spectator Books of the Year
'A rich and detailed description of just what the Third Reich did in every compartment of the state and every corner of society ... Evans's magisterial study should be on our shelves for a long time to come'
Economist
'Written with great style and human sympathy'
Daily Telegraph Books of the Year
'Evans brilliantly conveys how the Fuhrer reignited Germans' pride as he led them to catastrophe'
Neal Ascherson, Observer
Sir Richard J. Evans is Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University. His previous books include In Defence of History, Telling Lies about Hitlerand the companions to this title, The Coming of the Third Reichand The Third Reich at War.

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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

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Richard J Evans is Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University. His previous books include In Defence of History, Telling Lies about Hitler and the companion to this title, The Coming of the Third Reich. He lives outside Cambridge.

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