The Resource The coming of the Third Reich, Richard J. Evans

The coming of the Third Reich, Richard J. Evans

Label
The coming of the Third Reich
Title
The coming of the Third Reich
Statement of responsibility
Richard J. Evans
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description: From one of the world's most distinguished historians, a magisterial new reckoning with Hitler's rise to power and the collapse of civilization in Nazi Germany. In 1900 Germany was the most progressive and dynamic nation in Europe, the only country whose rapid technological and social growth and change challenged that of the United States. Its political culture was less authoritarian than Russia's and less anti-Semitic than France's; representative institutions were thriving, and competing political parties and elections were a central part of life. How then can we explain the fact that in little more than a generation this stable modern country would be in the hands of a violent, racist, extremist political movement that would lead it and all of Europe into utter moral, physical, and cultural ruin? There is no story in twentieth-century history more important to understand, and Richard Evans has written the definitive account for our time. A masterful synthesis of a vast body of scholarly work integrated with important new research and interpretations, Evans's history restores drama and contingency to the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazis, even as he shows how ready Germany was by the early 1930s for such a takeover to occur. With many people angry and embittered by military defeat and economic ruin; a state undermined by a civil service, an army, and a law enforcement system deeply alienated from the democratic order introduced in 1918; beset by the growing extremism of voters prey to panic about the increasing popularity of communism; home to a tiny but quite successful Jewish community subject to widespread suspicion and resentment, Germany proved to be fertile ground in which Nazism's ideology of hatred could take root. The first book of what will ultimately be a complete three-volume history of Nazi Germany, The Coming of the Third Reich is a masterwork of the historian's art and the book by which all others on this subject will be judged
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
943.08
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DD221
LC item number
.E94 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The coming of the Third Reich, Richard J. Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 335-584) and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The legacy of the past -- German peculiarities -- Gospels of hate -- The spirit of 1914 -- Descent into chaos -- The failure of democracy -- The weaknesses of Weimar -- The great inflation -- Culture wars -- The fit and the unfit -- The rise of Nazism -- Bohemian revolutionaries -- The beer-hall Putsch -- Rebuilding the movement -- The roots of commitment -- Towards the seizure of power -- The great depression -- The crisis of democracy -- The victory of violence -- Fateful decisions -- Creating the Third Reich -- The terror begins -- Fire in the Reichstag -- Democracy destroyed -- Bringing Germany into line -- Hitler's cultural revolution -- Discordant notes -- The purge of the arts -- Against the un-German spirit -- A revolution of destruction?
Control code
ocm53186626
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xi, 622 pages
Isbn
9781594200045
Lccn
2003063205
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781594200045
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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u184858
Specific material designation
regular print
Stock number
BRO-copy20040408-055
System control number
(OCoLC)53186626

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