Hitler's Empire

Hitler's Empire : How the Nazis Ruled Europe

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Draw ing on an unprecedented range and variety of original research, Hitler's Empire sheds new light on how the Nazis designed, maintained, and lost their European dominion?and offers a chilling vision of what the world would have become had they won the war. Mark Mazower forces us to set aside timeworn opinions of the Third Reich, and instead shows how the party drew inspiration for its imperial expansion from America and Great Britain. Yet the Nazis? lack of political sophistication left them unequal to the task of ruling what their armies had conquered, despite a shocking level of cooperation from the overwhelmed countries. A work as authoritative as it is unique, Hitler's Empire is a surprising?and controversial? new appraisal of the Third Reich's rise and ultimate fall.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 726 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 45.72mm | 657.71g
  • Penguin Books
  • London (Londyn), Poland
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 014311610X
  • 9780143116103
  • 310,077

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" Compelling . . . Mazower offers incisive details and insights that make "Hitler's Empire" a fascinating read." -"The Washington Post" "Drawing on an enormous amount of research, yet always writing clearly and well, Mr. Mazower takes the reader on a guided tour through every corner of the Nazis' domains." -"The New York Sun"
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About Assistant Professor of History Mark Mazower

Mark Mazower is the Ira D. Wallach Professor of History at Columbia University. He is the author of Hitler's Empire and The Balkans: A Short History, winner of the Wolfson Prize for History, among other books. He lives in New York City.
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Table of contents

Hitler's EmpireList of Illustrations
List of Maps
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Preface: The View from Varzin
Part 1: For Greater Germany
1. Germans and Slavs: 1848-1918
2. Versailles to Vienna
3. Expansion and Escalation: 1938-40
4. The Partition of Poland
5. Summer 1940
6. War of Annihilation: Into the Soviet Union
7. Make This Land German for Me Again!
8. Organizing Disorder: 1941-2
Part 2: The New Order
9. Making Occupation Pay
10. Workers
11. Ersatz Diplomacy
12. The Final Solution: the Jewish Question
13. Collaboration
14. Eastern Helpers
15. Opposition
16. Hitler Kaputt!
Part 3: Perspectives
17. We Europeans
18. The New Order in World History
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