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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany


Shirer offers an unparalleled and thrillingly told examination of how Adolf Hitler nearly succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies ... Show synopsis

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Reviews of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

Overall customer rating: 4.667

Original edition of a modern classic

by DCMillerMD on Jan 5, 2012

I have read Shirer's book before, but copies I owned previously were lost over the years with moves. This was an inexpensive copy of an early printing of the first edition, in very good shape although without the dust jacket. I'm happy to have it back in my library. More


Authoritative, comprehensive and compelling.

by onemadpom on Mar 5, 2009

It is unusual to find a book which, whilst universally viewed as an important historical resource, is difficult to lay aside once begun. William Shirer's magnum opus fits the bill on both counts. I first encountered "The Rise and Fall..." through a textual reference in a book by Robert Fisk and have ... More



by RickH on Dec 11, 2008

Mr. Shirer's book is the definitive resource for Nazi History. It is very through and engages the reader with details about how such an evil regime could ever have come to be. It is the book for WWII historians even 60 years later More

by HistorybuffIN on Nov 6, 2008

Mr. Shirer knows his stuff and anyone interested in history and World War II should read this book. The two world wars endured during the 20th century were complex and deadly and to paraphrase a quote, those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it. We have teetered on the verge of WW III ... More

by RRDJ on Aug 9, 2007

One of the most detailed and accurate versions of the Nazi mission. More

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