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Hitler and Nazi Germany: A History

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This brief yet comprehensive survey of the Third Reich, based on current research findings, provides a balanced approach in examining Hitler's role in the history of the Third Reich. Coverage encompasses the economic, social, and political forces that made possible the rise and growth of Nazism as well as the institutional, cultural, and social life of the Third Reich; t

Paperback, Sixth Edition, 320 pages
Published October 16th 2009 by Pearson (first published January 1st 1988)
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Josh Liller
Assigned reading for my Nazi Germany university class.

Well-written, very informative, and not too long at 300 pages. Spielvogel skims over the military aspects and does an excellent job of covering the political and social situation in Germany from 1919 to 1945: why Weimar failed, why the Hitler and the Nazis gained popularity and power, why the Nazis failed, and how all of it impacted Germans at different points through this time period.

If you read only one book about Nazi Germany then read thi
Kristian Wilson
Jul 14, 2014 Kristian Wilson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kristian by: Tammy Pike
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Jackson J. Spielvogel’s Hitler and Nazi Germany A History is an excellent text, covering nearly seventy-five years of German history in approximately three hundred pages. Stretching from Germany’s beginnings as a unified nation in 1871 to its surrender to the Allies on 7 May 1945, the text provides a look at aspects of the country’s history and culture which is shockingly detailed, given its brevity. Take, for example, this passage on Nazi artwork—

The mere rendering of numerous details from ever
May 17, 2012 Heather rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a small book but it contains a lot of information. It gives an overview of Nazi Germany and it is easy to read and get throuh. However, it can be a little dry at times since it is pretty much a textbook. However, I recommend this to anyone who is interested in learning more about the subject and doesn't want to read a huge volume.
Daniel Bowen
Aug 11, 2015 Daniel Bowen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thorough in its description and analysis of the entirety of the Nazi regime, from its rise, its reign, and its fall to even key figures that helped shape it, more especially, Adolf Hitler
May 06, 2011 Ben rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: world-war-two
Read this for my Nazi Germany class at Texas A&M University. Interesting relatively easy to read book. Focuses mainly on Hitler as a man and a leader and how he was able to obtain power and lead a country to war. It is an interesting view of Hitler, seriously examines him, Spielvogel doesn't just assume that he was a horrible man.
Carrie Thiessen
Nov 13, 2013 Carrie Thiessen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book for my Nazi Germany History class. Very insightful and goes in depth about the National Socialists, the rise of Nazi Germany and Hitler in particular. A must read if you are a World War II buff and wanting to gain further understanding of how the NSDAP rose to power.
Incredibly interesting overview of the Third Reich and Nazi Regime. It covered all different areas and aspects of Germany in the time period and did not solely focus on the Holocaust.
Apr 04, 2012 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say, I enjoyed this one. Spielvogel is an engaging writer and examines Nazi Germany broadly. He talks about Hitler's Aryan belief and the rise and influence of Nazism.
Apr 05, 2011 Karla rated it really liked it
A really good view on the rise of the Third Reich. Read it for my MLA course, but I would nave found it enjoyable as a leisure read.
Dec 12, 2010 Kendall rated it really liked it
I also read this for my class. It was the easiest read of all my textbooks, for it explained everything in everyday terms.
Jim Swike
Oct 02, 2013 Jim Swike rated it liked it
A good history on how Hitler came to power and Nazi Germany.
Susan Bin
Sep 27, 2012 Susan Bin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this plays like a narrative. really nice textbook
Lettie Laferriere
May 06, 2010 Lettie Laferriere rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nazi-germany
Read this for a class at WSU.
Colleena Bibeau
Jul 18, 2012 Colleena Bibeau rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good read!
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