The Third Reich: A New History

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

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As brilliantly successful as it is staggeringly ambitious, Burleigh's "New History" of the Third Reich is rightly regarded as a classic work of history. Not for the faint of heart, both because of the ... Read full review

Review: The Third Reich: A New History

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As brilliantly successful as it is staggeringly ambitious, Burleigh's "New History" of the Third Reich is rightly regarded as a classic work of history. Not for the faint of heart, both because of the ... Read full review

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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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