The Third Reich: A New History

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Pan Macmillan, Mar 22, 2012 - History - 992 pages
17 Reviews

In this riveting book, Michael Burleigh sets Nazi Germany in a European context, showing how the Third Reich's abandonment of liberal democracy, decency and tolerance was widespread in the Europe of the period. He shows how a radical, pseudo-religious movement, led by an oddity with dazzling demagogic talents, seemed to offer salvation to a German exhausted by war, depression and galloping inflation.

'This is a monumental book.' Richard Overy, Sunday Telegraph

'If I had to recommend one book on the Third Reich, this would be it.' Daniel Johnson, Daily Telegraph

'It is a breathtaking achievement, at once broader and deeper than any other single volume ever published on the subject. Indeed I would go further: it is the product of authentic historical genius.' Niall Ferguson, Sunday Times

'Happily, Michael Burleigh now fills that bibliographical gap, with a readable and highly knowledgeable account of that ghastly period. You will never be bored by this extraordinary book.' Andrew Roberts, Mail on Sunday

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Review: The Third Reich: A New History

User Review  - Marci Miller - Goodreads

I could not finish it. I admit Mr Burleigh's command of the English language greatly surpasses what I, a humble non-native English speaker, can actually comprehend. A pitty. It seems well researched though-I give him that! Read full review

Review: The Third Reich: A New History

User Review  - Anne Cupero - Goodreads

I have read a great deal about the Third Reich and I find that this book should not be your first but it is by far one of the best. Erudite language and very recent research (Fallada for example) makes it a terrific addition to Shirer, Friedlander, et al. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Michael Burleigh is one of our most distinguished historians and a regular contributor to national newspapers and periodicals as well as a regular broadcaster.

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