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Death in the Bunker

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Translated widely across the world, Ian Kershaw's award-winning two-volume Penguin biography of Hitler is widely regarded as the definitive work on the megalomaniac Nazi leader. Death in the Bunker offers a compelling account of the final hours of Germany's Third Reich: the oaths and betrayals of the Fuhrer's henchmen, and his ultimate suicide in an underground chamber alo ...more
Paperback, Pocket Penguin 70s #49, 58 pages
Published June 5th 2005 by Penguin Books
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Aug 20, 2008 Themistocles rated it liked it
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I'm not really sure what this is supposed to be. An introduction to the end of the Third Reich and Hitler? An exercise in history writing? A students' aid? Something Kershaw enjoyed writing during a rainy afternoon?

Whatever it may be, this 57-page long desceipion of Hitler's last days in the bunker reads very nicely and easy; the complete lack of any references makes it flow like water and Kershaw's language is vivid enough.

If you haven't read anything else about Hitler's sad demise, then make t
Sep 25, 2015 Coenraad rated it it was amazing
Yesterday I finished reading Laurent Binet's novel HHhH, a metanarrative about recording the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich in Prague. Today I read Ian Kershaw's account of the last days in Hitler's bunker in Berlin. Whereas Binet writes as novelist pondering his task of recording history, very aware of his freedom to invent scenes and conversations, Kershaw writes as historian; yet his text is densely packed with detail, often evoking strong emotions, often analysing emotions and motivation ...more
Sep 20, 2010 Redfox5 rated it did not like it
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I found this book quiet dull. I did read it but it was making me tired and my eyes kept wondering off the page, so had to keep re-reading bits. I thought I'd like this so I was a bit disappointed.
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Professor Sir Ian Kershaw is a British historian, noted for his biographies of Adolf Hitler.
Ian Kershaw studied at Liverpool (BA) and Oxford (D. Phil). He was a lecturer first in medieval, then in modern, history at the University of Manchester. In 1983-4 he was Visiting Professor of Modern History at the Ruhr University in Bochum, West Germany. From 1987 to 1989 he was Professor of Modern Histor
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