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The Night of the Long Knives: Forty-Eight Hours That Changed the History of the World

3.72 of 5 stars 3.72  ·  rating details  ·  46 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The story of how Hitler seized control in Germany during his ruthless quest for world domination.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Lyons Press (first published July 1st 2004)
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A more succinct understand of the years between 1920 - 1945 of Hitler would be hard to find. Mr Maracin has filtered out much of the historical minutia belabored by other historians of Nazi Germany during this period and given us a quick 209 page read for those with a mild passing interest on how this to barbarism came to be. Complete with full photos of accomplices and some victims of that weekend in 1934.
Hannah Knoop
I think the authors purpose to writing this book is to show that it isn't easy to go through this, so lets not go through this major part of history again. I think the author also tries to tell us in the book that what was in the past should stay in the past, not bring it up later in life.

I think the theme of this book is to only live day by day, not trying to think ahead of yourself. You can only plan for what you are going to live up to. I think its main saying that is trying to be said is is
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Doug Birlingmair
Startling parallels of America today, from the Occupy Wall Street Movement, the black panther leader intimidating people at the poles, the voter fraud where voters are rounded up and given cigarettes to go vote, the suspension of the House rules for passing Obamacare without a vote using a budget reconciliation rule, the printing and subsequent devaluation of US currency. Chilling to read this book and to witness it happening right here, right now.l
Very good book. History of the 48 hours in 1934 when Hitler consolidated his power by killing an estimated 1000 people.
Interesting book that shed light on the beginning of the 3rd reich.
Jun 25, 2011 John rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone that reads "In the Garden of Beasts"
Recommended to John by: A review of "In the Gaeden of Beasts" in the Week magazine
A good follow up to the current book "In the Garden of Beasts".
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