Monday, September 24, 2012

Top ten books about Hitler and the Third Reich

Anthony Read's books include The Devil's Disciples: The Lives and Times of Hitler's Inner Circle.

In 2003 he named his top ten books about Hitler and the Third Reich for the Guardian. One title on the list:
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L Shirer

For me, this is the grandaddy of them all, the standard work by which all others on the subject are still measured. A brilliant and respected journalist, Shirer was actually there for much of the time and it shows. Erudite, comprehensive and detailed, always lively and readable, it is the model of what a popular narrative history should be. My own copy has been read and referred to so often it is falling apart.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue

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