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Inside Hitler's Germany: A Documentary History of Life in the Third Reich

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A synthetic approach combining political, social, and ideological texts offers students a wide perspective on life in Hitler's Germany. Unit I considers the political history of Germany from 1918 to 1938; Unit II focuses upon National Socialist ideology and the dictatorship of 1938-1945; Unit III considers Nazi power in its police and military forms.
Paperback, 522 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by D.C. Heath (first published January 2nd 1991)
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This is not the edition I read, but the edition I read (in three volumes) was a library edition, so the dust covers may have been removed.

The Nazi party existed before Hitler took it over. After WWI, Hitler was employed as a spy, infiltrating and analyzing various dissident groups, and reporting back on them to his superiors. He found the Nazi party having regular meetings (often in the Hofbrauhaus in Munich). He dismissed them rapidly as a beer-drinking and political gossip society (if they had
Constance Wallace
Dec 08, 2011 Constance Wallace rated it really liked it
A fantastic collection of primary documents such as "Hitler's Speech Dedicating the House of German Art" in July 1937 to inside memos about the everyday workings with the government of the Third Reich. A required reading for my special topics class "The Third Reich," and a valuable teaching and resource tool.
Josh Liller
This is a collection of primary sources and I have yet to find such books very interesting. I was originally given this by a friend who had to read it for a History of Modern Germany college class. It sat on my bookshelf for a couple years before I ended up having it as assigned reading for my own Hitler & Nazi Germany class. I never did finish it, but still got an A in the class. With too many other books a higher priority, this one is going back on my bookshelf indefinitely. Maybe I will p ...more
May 17, 2012 Heather rated it really liked it
I used this book when I was taking a Nazi Germany class as an undergrad. It was many different types of primary documents which allow the budding historian to get first hand knowledge of the Third Reich and allow them to make their own conclusions. It's a useful and interesting volume.
Joe Saloom
Jan 01, 2009 Joe Saloom rated it really liked it
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Required reading for my History of Modern Germany Class. It was a little boring of a read but very thorough in its investigation of every aspect of Hitler and his many influences to Germany.
Jan 25, 2008 Kim rated it it was ok
A little dry and statistical at times but it covers the economics, politics, and culture of Germany from the early days of the Nazi Party through the war years.
Jul 06, 2007 Jack added it
i haven't read this one either. hitler? todd, isn't sax so post-post-modern? (by the way, ppm is a real school of thought.)
Dec 12, 2010 Kendall rated it really liked it
A lot of first hand documents and accounts from the Nazi era. Read it for my class, but it was very informative.
Lettie Laferriere
May 06, 2010 Lettie Laferriere rated it really liked it
Shelves: nazi-germany
Read this for a class at WSU.
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