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The Third Reich at war / Richard J. Evans.

By: Evans, Richard J.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2009Edition: 1st American ed.Description: xvii, 926 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781594202063 (hbk.); 1594202060.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany | Germany -- Armed Forces -- History -- World War, 1939-1945 | Germany -- History -- 1933-1945DDC classification: 940.53/43 LOC classification: D757 | .E83 2009
Contents:
'Beasts in human form'. Lightning victory ; The new racial order ; 'A dreadful rabble' ; 'Life unworthy of life' -- Fortunes of war. 'The work of Providence' ; 'Pathological ambition' ; Operation Barbarossa ; In the tracks of Napoleon -- 'The final solution'. 'No pity, nothing' ; Launching genocide ; The Wannsee Conference ; 'Like sheep to the slaughter' -- The new order. The sinews of war ; 'No better off than pigs' ; Under the Nazi heel ; Total war -- 'The beginning of the end'. Germany in flames ; The long retreat ; 'Hell has broken out' ; A new 'time of struggle' -- German moralities. Fear and guilt ; Cultures of destruction ; Deadly science ; Resistance -- Downfall. 'A last spark of hope' ; 'We'll take a world with us' ; The final defeat ; Aftermath.
Summary: The final volume in Evans's masterly trilogy on the history of Nazi Germany traces the rise and fall of German military might, the mobilization of a people's community to serve a war of conquest, and Hitler's campaign of racial subjugation and genocide.
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Originally published: London : Allen Lane, 2008.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [765]-873) and index.

'Beasts in human form'. Lightning victory ; The new racial order ; 'A dreadful rabble' ; 'Life unworthy of life' -- Fortunes of war. 'The work of Providence' ; 'Pathological ambition' ; Operation Barbarossa ; In the tracks of Napoleon -- 'The final solution'. 'No pity, nothing' ; Launching genocide ; The Wannsee Conference ; 'Like sheep to the slaughter' -- The new order. The sinews of war ; 'No better off than pigs' ; Under the Nazi heel ; Total war -- 'The beginning of the end'. Germany in flames ; The long retreat ; 'Hell has broken out' ; A new 'time of struggle' -- German moralities. Fear and guilt ; Cultures of destruction ; Deadly science ; Resistance -- Downfall. 'A last spark of hope' ; 'We'll take a world with us' ; The final defeat ; Aftermath.

The final volume in Evans's masterly trilogy on the history of Nazi Germany traces the rise and fall of German military might, the mobilization of a people's community to serve a war of conquest, and Hitler's campaign of racial subjugation and genocide.

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Library Journal Review

In this final volume in a history of Nazi Germany, Evans (modern history, Cambridge Univ.; The Third Reich in Power) focuses on the war years and skillfully moves from analyzing grand strategy to the war's local impact. Interestingly, even during the war Hitler maintained his propensity for having subordinates fight one another for supremacy rather than developing an efficient governmental system. By 1942 Hitler, confident in his military genius and disgusted with his generals, appointed himself commander in chief of the Wehrmacht, necessitating an entirely new management style for a man whose prewar administrative skills were at best lackadaisical. Hitler's micro-management of military affairs, down to the tactical level, contributed to later military disasters. Evans, however, does not accept the postwar myth that Germany's war effort was better organized by its generals. Some of the most compelling sections detail how the Nazi conquest derailed the moral compass of so many Europeans. Local populations-in Croatia, for example-enthusiastically adopted Nazi methods of ethnic cleansing to create racial utopias, demonstrating that you cannot separate the war from Nazi racial ideology. Perhaps the best of an impressive series, this book is recommended for all libraries.-Frederic Krome, University of Cincinnati Clermont Coll. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Richard J. Evans is professor of modern history at Cambridge University. His previous books include In Defense of History, Lying About Hitler , and the companions to this title, The Coming of the Third Reich and The Third Reich in Power .

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