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Author Kershaw, Ian

Title The end : the defiance and destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945 / Ian Kershaw

Publ Info New York : Penguin Press, 2011
 RIC  D757 .K38 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  D757 .K38 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  D757 .K38 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xxvi, 564 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 509-532) and index
Contents Going down in flames -- Shock to the system -- Collapse in the West -- Foretaste of horror -- Hopes raised- and dashed -- Calamity in the East -- Terror comes home -- Crumbling foundations -- Implosion -- Liquidation -- Anatomy of self-destruction
Note A fascinating and original exploration of how the Third Reich was willing and able to fight to the bitter end of World War II. Countless books have been written about why Nazi Germany lost World War II, yet remarkably little attention has been paid to the equally vital question of how and why it was able to hold out as long as it did. The Third Reich did not surrender until Germany had been left in ruins and almost completely occupied. Even in the near-apocalypticfinal months, when the war was plainly lost, the Nazis refused to sue for peace. Historically, this is extremely rare. Drawing on original testimony from ordinary Germans and arch-Nazis alike, award-winning historian Ian Kershaw explores this fascinating question in a gripping and focused narrative that begins with the failed bomb plot in July 1944 and ends with the German capitulation in May 1945
LC subject Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Military leadership
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Public opinion
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany
Sociology, Military -- Germany -- History -- 20th century
ISBN 9781594203145 (hardback)
1594203148 (hardback)
ISBN/ISSN 9781594203145