Jonathan wright explores the events, discusses rival interpretations and places the policies of Hitler in the context of Germany as a whole. Wright explains that support rose and fell, nevertheless, but, by December 1941 Hitler had succeeded in carrying Germany into a world war for racial empire. Palgrave MacMillan.
Berlin Diaries, 1940-1945
The secret diaries of a twenty-three-year-old white russian princess who worked in the German Foreign Office from 1940 to 1944 and then as a nurse, these pages give us a unique picture of wartime life in that sector of German society from which the 20th of July Plot -- the conspiracy to kill Hitler -- was born.
The Second World War
An extraordinary, definitive history, The Second World War will be required reading for generations to come. The second world war merits the acceptance as the standard work that it will surely recieve. The washington post"if you want to know how it happened, read Keegan's thoughtful and elegant prose. Los angeles Times Penguin Books.
. Praised as “the best military historian of our generation” by tom clancy, the Second World War, with a new foreword Keegan examines each theater of the war, John Keegan reconsiders his masterful study of World War II, focusing on five crucial battles and offering new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare.
In eloquent, and the amphibious battle of okinawa, the carrier battle of Midway, the tank battle of Falaise, perceptive analyses of the airborne battle of Crete, the city battle of Berlin, Keegan illuminates the strategic dilemmas faced by the leaders and the consequences of their decisions on the fighting men and the course of the war as a whole.
June 1941: Hitler and Stalin
Penguin Books. But he recovered, grew into a statesman, and eventually became a prime victor of the Second World War. Stalin could not, because he wished not, believe that Hitler would choose the risk of a two-front war by attacking him; he was stunned and shocked and came close to a breakdown. It describes hitler and stalin’s strange, calculating, and miscalculating relationship before the German invasion of Soviet Russia, with its gigantic and unintended consequences.
. Such are the ironies of history; John Lukacs paints them with a shining narrative skill. Yet among other things, Lukacs presents evidence that Hitler rather than his generals had moments of dark foreboding before the invasion. John lukacs questions many long-held beliefs; he suggests, for example, hitler’s Third Reich would be well-nigh invincible, that among other things Hitler’s first purpose involved England: if Stalin’s Communist Russia were to be defeated, and the British and American peoples would be forced to rethink the war against Hitler.
The book offers penetrating insights and a new portrait of Hitler and Stalin, moved by their long-lasting inclinations. This brilliant new work by the author of the best-selling Five Days in London, May 1940 is an unparalleled drama of two great leaders confronting each other in June 1941.
A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II
Widely hailed as a masterpiece, this volume remains the first history of World War II to provide a truly global account of the war that encompassed six continents. In a new edition featuring a new preface, A World of Arms remains a classic of global history. More importantly, the global nature of the war is examined, with new insights into how events in one corner of the world helped affect events in often distant areas.
Starting with the changes that restructured Europe and its colonies following the First World War, Gerhard Weinberg sheds new light on every aspect of World War II. Actions of the axis, the Allies, and the Neutrals are covered in every theater of the war. Used book in Good Condition. Penguin Books.
A German General on the Eastern Front: The Letters and Diaries of Gotthard Heinrici 1941-1942
Penguin Books. This selection from heinrici’s diaries and letters, edited and with a perceptive introduction by Johannes Hürter, gives a fascinating inside view of the fighting on the Eastern Front from a commander’s perspective. The eastern Front, 1941. With remarkable candor he described his experiences at the front and the everyday lives of the troops under his command - and the appalling conditions in which the war was fought.
Operation Barbarossa. In his writings he revealed his growing doubts about Hitler's strategy and his mounting concern as the Wehrmacht was implicated in war crimes and the first actions of the Holocaust. Hitler’s armies advance into the Soviet Union to conquer Lebensraum in the East. Pen sword Books. Used book in Good Condition.
Among the corps commanders is general gotthard heinrici, a career soldier, a highly decorated First World War veteran, who observed and recorded in his diary and letters the unprecedented harshness of the German conduct of the campaign. It is also provides an unusual insight into the feelings, attitudes and acute anxieties of one of the Wehrmacht’s most able generals in the midst of a brutal campaign.
Until the Final Hour: Hitler's Last Secretary
Reprint. Offering a unique insider's perspective on adolf hitler and the final days of the third reich, character, and habits, the personal recollections of a woman who became Hitler's secretary at the age of twenty-two in 1942 sheds new light on Hitler's day-to-day life, while chronicling a young woman's discovery of the evil that lurked behind the pleasant façade of the man for whom she worked.
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Germany, 1866-1945 Oxford History of Modern Europe, Book 1
It is rather a full and vivid re-creation of a period of history which, as he says, demands the attention of reflective men'. His fascinating chapter on the rich diversity of weimar culture - Mann and Hesse, Brecht, Expressionist art, Marlene Deitrich and film, Schonberg, and the growth of psychoanalytic theory - is proof enough that this is not an ordinary historybook.
Penguin Books. Pen sword Books. Gordon craig not only analyses the political structures of and the foreign, and economic policies of successive governments, social, but also examines the individuals who dominated the period and the important intellectual and cultural influences at work. Ending in the rubble of hitler's regime, fear, struggle for liberty, It is a history of greed, and the corruption of power on one hand; of courage, cruelty, and resistance to tyranny on the other.
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The Oppermanns: A Novel
Used book in Good Condition. In assimilated citizens like them, the emancipated Jew in Germany has become a fact. Used book in Good Condition. Extraordinary. In a berlin inhabited by troops in brown shirts, however, the Oppermanns have more to fear than an alien discomfort. The past and future meet in the saga of the Oppermanns, for three generations a family commercially well established in Berlin.
. Penguin Books. Pen sword Books. Used book in Good Condition. The insidious manner in which Nazism began to permeate the fabric of German society than Lion Feuchtwanger's great novel. New york times first published in 1934 but fully imagining the future of Germany over the ensuing years, The Oppermanns tells the compelling story of a remarkable German Jewish family confronted by Hitler's rise to power.
Compared to works by voltaire and zola on its original publication, or else willfully blind world to the consequences of its stance in the face of national events--in this case, this prescient novel strives to awaken an often unsuspecting, sometimes politically naive, the rising tide of Nazism in 1930s Germany.
Used book in Good Condition. No single historical or fictional work has more tellingly or insightfully depicted. For along with the swastikas and fascist salutes come discrimination, deceit, and a tragedy that history has proved to be as true as this novel's astonishing, betrayal, profoundly moving tale.
Bounden Duty: The Memoirs of a German Officer, 1932-1945 English, German and German Edition
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Hitler's Last Secretary: A Firsthand Account of Life with Hitler
Pen sword Books. Used book in Good Condition. At the age of twenty-two she became private secretary to Adolf Hitler and served him for two and a half years, right up to the bitter end. In 1942 germany, traudl junge was a young woman with dreams of becoming a ballerina when she was offered the chance of a lifetime.
Used book in Good Condition. Junge observed the intimate workings of hitler’s administration, including hitler’s public and private last will and testament; she ate her meals and spent evenings with him; and she was close enough to hear the bomb that was intended to assassinate Hitler in the Wolf’s Lair, she typed correspondence and speeches, close enough to smell the bitter almond odor of Eva Braun’s cyanide pill.
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