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  • ISBN: 9780143034698
  • ISBN: 9781594200045
  • ISBN: 0143034693
  • ISBN: 1594200041
  • Physical Description: print
    xxxiv, 622 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2005.

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General Note: Originally published: New York : Penguin Press, 2004.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 535-584) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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'?
Summary, etc.: 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? A 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. The first book of what will be a three-volume history of Nazi Germany.--From publisher description.
Subject: Germany History 1871-1918
Germany History 1918-1933
National socialism
Germany Politics and government 1871-1933
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