Believe and Destroy

Believe and Destroy : Intellectuals in the SS War Machine

3.68 (29 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Electronic book text
By (author) 

List price: US$19.95

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 400 pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Polity Press
  • United Kingdom
  • 0745670059
  • 9780745670058

Review quote

-a thoughtful, well researched, and well written addition to the field of perpetrator studies--a work that illustrates convincingly the role of Germany's -best and brightest- in the prosecution of genocide.- Holocaust and Genocide Studies -A chilling collective portrait of a generation blinded by the fervor of their ideology and oblivious to the suffering of others.- Wall Street Journal -Packed with useful information on this important Nazi cadre.- Standpoint -Presents gripping accounts of particular spectacles of violence and their role in imposing order.- Los Angeles Review of Books -With this quest for understanding in mind, Ingrao has undertaken what is clearly a mammoth historical task, and ultimately written an astonishingly profound and in-depth book on a subject that ought never be forgotten.- David Marx Book Reviews -This is an important and original study of ideology and experience rather than yet another catalogue of crime, and it therefore offers a different and powerful explanation for how educated men became perpetrators of mass murder.- Richard Evans, University of Cambridge -How did highly educated German intellectuals of a certain generation make themselves into believing Nazis, career-minded ideologues, and practitioners of terror? In compelling detail and in a manner consistent with the best accomplishments of recent scholarship, Christian Ingrao guides us astutely and assuredly through this shockingly normalized interior world.- Geoffrey Eley, University of Michigan "a thoughtful, well researched, and well written addition to the field of perpetrator studies--a work that illustrates convincingly the role of Germany's "best and brightest" in the prosecution of genocide." Holocaust and Genocide Studies "A chilling collective portrait of a generation blinded by the fervor of their ideology and oblivious to the suffering of others." Wall Street Journal "Packed with useful information on this important Nazi cadre." Standpoint "Presents gripping accounts of particular spectacles of violence and their role in imposing order." Los Angeles Review of Books "With this quest for understanding in mind, Ingrao has undertaken what is clearly a mammoth historical task, and ultimately written an astonishingly profound and in-depth book on a subject that ought never be forgotten." David Marx Book Reviews "This is an important and original study of ideology and experience rather than yet another catalogue of crime, and it therefore offers a different and powerful explanation for how educated men became perpetrators of mass murder." Richard Evans, University of Cambridge "How did highly educated German intellectuals of a certain generation make themselves into believing Nazis, career-minded ideologues, and practitioners of terror? In compelling detail and in a manner consistent with the best accomplishments of recent scholarship, Christian Ingrao guides us astutely and assuredly through this shockingly normalized interior world." Geoffrey Eley, University of Michigan "a thoughtful, well researched, and well written addition to the field of perpetrator studies--a work that illustrates convincingly the role of Germany's "best and brightest" in the prosecution of genocide." "Holocaust and Genocide Studies " "A chilling collective portrait of a generation blinded by the fervor of their ideology and oblivious to the suffering of others." "Wall Street Journal" "Packed with useful information on this important Nazi cadre." "Standpoint" "Presents gripping accounts of particular spectacles of violence and their role in imposing order." "Los Angeles Review of Books" "With this quest for understanding in mind, Ingrao has undertaken what is clearly a mammoth historical task, and ultimately written an astonishingly profound and in-depth book on a subject that ought never be forgotten." "David Marx Book Reviews" "This is an important and original study of ideology and experience rather than yet another catalogue of crime, and it therefore offers a different and powerful explanation for how educated men became perpetrators of mass murder." Richard Evans, University of Cambridge "How did highly educated German intellectuals of a certain generation make themselves into believing Nazis, career-minded ideologues, and practitioners of terror? In compelling detail and in a manner consistent with the best accomplishments of recent scholarship, Christian Ingrao guides us astutely and assuredly through this shockingly normalized interior world." Geoffrey Eley, University of Michigan "A chilling collective portrait of a generation blinded by the fervor of their ideology and oblivious to the suffering of others.""Wall Street Journal""Packed with useful information on this important Nazi cadre.""Standpoint""Presents gripping accounts of particular spectacles of violence and their role in imposing order.""Los Angeles Review of Books""With this quest for understanding in mind, Ingrao has undertaken what is clearly a mammoth historical task, and ultimately written an astonishingly profound and in-depth book on a subject that ought never be forgotten.""David Marx Book Reviews""This is an important and original study of ideology and experience rather than yet another catalogue of crime, and it therefore offers a different and powerful explanation for how educated men became perpetrators of mass murder."Richard Evans, University of Cambridge"How did highly educated German intellectuals of a certain generation make themselves into believing Nazis, career-minded ideologues, and practitioners of terror? In compelling detail and in a manner consistent with the best accomplishments of recent scholarship, Christian Ingrao guides us astutely and assuredly through this shockingly normalized interior world."Geoffrey Eley, University of Michiganshow more

About Christian Ingrao

Christian Ingrao is the director of the Institut de l'histoire du temps prEsent. A specialist in Nazism and war studies, he also teaches at Sciences-Po. His previous work, Les Chasseurs noirs, was an international success. Christian Ingrao is the director of the Institut de l'histoire du temps prEsent. A specialist in Nazism and war studies, he also teaches at Sciences-Po. His previous work, Les Chasseurs noirs, was an international success.Christian Ingrao is the director of the Institut de l'histoire du temps prEsent. A specialist in Nazism and war studies, he also teaches at Sciences-Po. His previous work, Les Chasseurs noirs, was an international success.show more

Rating details

29 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 31% (9)
4 24% (7)
3 31% (9)
2 10% (3)
1 3% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X