The Coming of the Third Reich

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Penguin, 2004 - 622 עמודים
From one of the world's most distinguished historians, a magisterial new reckoning with Hitler's rise to power and the collapse of civilization in Nazi Germany.

In 1900 Germany was the most progressive and dynamic nation in Europe, the only country whose rapid technological and social growth and change challenged that of the United States. Its political culture was less authoritarian than Russia's and less anti-Semitic than France's; representative institutions were thriving, and competing political parties and elections were a central part of life. How then can we explain the fact that in little more than a generation this stable modern country would be in the hands of a violent, racist, extremist political movement that would lead it and all of Europe into utter moral, physical, and cultural ruin? There is no story in twentieth-century history more important to understand, and Richard Evans has written the definitive account for our time. A masterful synthesis of a vast body of scholarly work integrated with important new research and interpretations, Evans's history restores drama and contingency to the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazis, even as he shows how ready Germany was by the early 1930s for such a takeover to occur. With many people angry and embittered by military defeat and economic ruin; a state undermined by a civil service, an army, and a law enforcement system deeply alienated from the democratic order introduced in 1918; beset by the growing extremism of voters prey to panic about the increasing popularity of communism; home to a tiny but quite successful Jewish community subject to widespread suspicion and resentment, Germany proved to be fertile ground in which Nazism's ideology of hatred could take root.

The first book of what will ultimately be a complete three-volume history of Nazi Germany, The Coming of the Third Reichis a masterwork of the historian's art and the book by which all others on this subject will be judged.
 

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A great book on the social, economic and ideological roots of Nazi Germany. The author explains in close detail how chaotic the political situation was in the Weimar republic. Not only did it suffer ... קרא סקירה מלאה

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The first of three volumes of Richard J. Evans' History of the Third Reich. If the other two volumes are of the same caliber as this one, it may turn out to be amongst the best histories I've ever ... קרא סקירה מלאה

תוכן

The Legacy of the Past
19
THE WEAKNESSES OF WEIMAR
78
THE GREAT INFLATION
103
CULTURE WARS
118
THE FIT AND THE UNFIT
139
BOHEMIAN REVOLUTIONARIES r
156
THE BEERHALL PURTSCH
176
REBUILDING THE MOVEMENT
195
THE TERROR BEGINS
310
FIRE IN THE REICHSTAG 3 2 8
328
DEMOCRACY DESTROYED
350
BRINGING GERMANY INTO LINE
375
DISCORDANT NOTES
392
THE PURGE OF THE ARTS 45
405
AGAINST THE UNGERMAN SPIRIT
419
A REVOLTION OF DESTRUCTION?
441

THE ROOTS OF COMMITMENT
217
THE GREAT DEPRESSION
232
THE CRISIS OF DEMOCRACY
247
THE VICTORY OF VIOLENCE
266
FATEFUL DECISIONS
289

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Richard J. Evans was educated at Oxford, has taught at Columbia and the University of London, and is currently the Professor of Modern History at Cambridge. His books include 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 Defense of History, and Lying About Hitler.

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