The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich
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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich

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At age thirty in 1919, Adolf Hitler had no accomplishments. He was a rootless loner, a corporal in a shattered army, without money or prospects. A little more than twenty years later, in autumn 1941, he directed his dynamic forces against the Soviet Union, and in December, the Germans were at the gates of Moscow and Leningrad. At that moment, Hitler appeared - however briefly - to be the most powerful ruler on the planet. Given this dramatic turn of events, it is
little wonder that since 1945 generations of historians keep trying to explain how it all happened.

This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the complex history of the Third Reich, from the coming to power of the Nazis in 1933 to the final collapse in 1945. Using photographs, paintings, propaganda images, and a host of other such materials from a wide range of sources, including official documents, cinema, and the photography of contemporary amateurs, foreigners, and the Allied armies, it distils our ideas about the period and provides a balanced and
accessible account of the whole era.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 197 x 250 x 22mm | 944g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 130 colour and black & white illustrations; 4 maps
  • 019872828X
  • 9780198728283
  • 471,919

Table of contents

Introduction
1: Matthew Stibbe: The Weimar Republic and the Rise of National Socialism
2: Hermann Beck: The Nazi 'Seizure of Power'
3: Hedwig Richter and Ralph Jessen: Elections, Plebiscites, and Festivals
4: Jonathan Petropoulos: Architecture and the Arts
5: David F. Crew: Photography and Cinema
6: Peter Hayes: The Economy
7: Omer Bartov: The Holocaust
8: Dieter Pohl: War and Empire
9: Julia S. Torrie: The Home Front
10: Robert Gellately: Decline and Collapse
Further Reading
Index
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The distinguished historian of Nazi Germany is Robert Gellately and his The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich (OUP) draws heavily on recent research and challenges many old assumptions. Keith Simpson MP, Summer Reading List
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Robert Gellately's The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich provides a splendid, authoritative, and state-of-the-art portrayal of the Third Reich. Written by an all-star team of historians, this visually stunning book is as interesting to a lay readership as it is stimulating to expert readers. * Thomas Weber, author of Becoming Hitler and Hitlers First War. * A richly illustrated and textually dense assessment of the Hitler regime... Essential for students of modern history, marked by fresh scholarship and little-seen photographs. * Kirkus, Starred Review * Uncertainty over the future of the European Union makes The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich [...] required reading... [a] hard-hitting collection of essays by experts on the subject. * Andy Ffrench, Oxford Times * Written by a team of leading historians, this is a serious history of the Third Reich, but one that is richly illustrated... This is a thoughtful and well-balanced read on a complex subject. * Keith Robinson, Military History Magazine * This richly illustrated history... distills our ideas about the period and provides a balanced and accessible account of the whole era. * Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine * The distinguished historian of Nazi Germany is Robert Gellately and his The Oxford Illustrated History of the Third Reich (OUP) draws heavily on recent research and challenges many old assumptions. * Keith Simpson MP, Summer Reading List *
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About Robert Gellately

Robert Gellately is Earl Ray Beck Professor of History at Florida State University. His publications have been translated into over twenty languages and include the widely acclaimed Lenin, Stalin, and Hitler: The Age of Social Catastrophe (2007), Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany, 1933-1945 (2001), and Stalin's Curse: Battling for Communism in War and Cold War (2013), the last two also published by Oxford University
Press. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.
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