The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler
As an American correspondent in Berlin, William Shirer had met Hitler, listened to his fiery speeches, and observed him firsthand. THE RISE AND FALL OF ADOLF HITLER is based on what Sh...more
My father is a WWII veteran, and I deeply r ...more
There are a few things about Adolf Hitler I learned from this book that I didn't know before.
This is a quick read full of factual events based on Adolf Hitler's life.
It seems World War 11 was unnecessary. Hopefully, we will learn from history.
In 1960, William L. Shirer published “The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich.” The tome was over 1200-pages long, and based on numerous sources, including Nazi officials’ journals, Nuremberg Trial records, various intelligence reports, and—perhaps most importantly—on the author’s firsthand observations as a CBS journalist covering these events. The book sold millions of copies in the U.S., and even more worldwide.
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As an American correspondent in Berlin, William Shirer had met Hitler, listened to his fiery speeches, and observed him firsthand. THE RISE AND FALL OF
ADOLF HITLER is based on what Shirer saw and on his later research of the massive files captured by the Allies.
"Hitler's conquest was classic. He double-crossed ...more
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Mr Shirer was a correspondent stationed in Berlin for the entire rise of Hitler and most of his decline, he must have been asked to leave in 1944 or early 1945 because he covers most of the action until then as an insider. This man writes as his profession dictates, precisely! He stays focused on the f ...more
Nicely written book. Obviously, you cannot fit WWII in one book, but this gives a gist of it.
This author has heard speeches made by Hitler's and more info from secret documents that were found. I enjoyed reading about more of Hitler's life.
For a history buff this isn't a book for you, but it is good for young readers and people who know little more than Hitler killed a lot of Jews.
Another weakness is that for such a sweeping title, the book did not go into other necessary details about Hitler's life.
Shirer first became famous through his account of those years in his Berlin Diary (published in 1941), but his greatest achievement was his 1960 book, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, originally published by Simon ...more