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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany | William L. Shirer
Rise of Adolf Hitler - Growth of Nazi power - War; early victories and the turning point - Fall of Mussolini - Fall of the Third Reich.
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kspenmoll
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#SpringSkies #FallInTitle

📕The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

It‘s the History major in me.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚📖📚 3mo
Eggs Excellent 👌🏼 3mo
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iread2much
Mehso-so

10 years later, I‘m finished thanks to the audible version. The 1st part was interesting & scary, the 2nd part went really into the weeds and into horrors, the 3rd part was kind of confusing. There is a lot of bureaucracy & a lot of horrible things described, but it‘s very important to see that these evil people aren‘t masterminds, and to know it can happen again. The author met some of the Nazis as a journalist and that was interesting.
3/5 stars

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JoeMo
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I am posting one book per day from my extensive to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, and some will be new. Don‘t judge me - I have a lot of books. Jon in if you want!

#ABookaDay2023

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Nebklvr
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Pickpick

I learned so much from this incredibly detailed book. It is very thorough. Cons: the Author seemed to have a phobia of anyone who wasn‘t clearly, typically, heterosexual. Also, while he mentioned male resistance fighters, no women were mentioned and he would have known about them because many were involved in the same groups as the men. He was a journalist in Germany during this time. I am very glad I will not be spending more time with Nazis.

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SESchend
Mehso-so

As it's been over a year since I started, I discovered its heavily detailed approach makes for slow-going, even though the writing is solid and engaging.

This fell to the Did Not Finish pile because it's draining my reading time from other books. I did get through the Rising part and grokked the parallels with modern autocratic and fascist movements of the 21st century. I consider it a win despite not making it all the way through the book.

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BooksbyBJThompson
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Superb.
If you only read one book on WWII as relates to Germany's Nazi Party. Read this.
An authoritative volume.

Kaye Welcome 🌟 5y
BooksbyBJThompson Thank you, kaye! 5y
Megabooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚👋🏻 5y
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BooksbyBJThompson Thank you Megabooks! 5y
Bookboss Agreed! 5y
Itchyfeetreader My dad has this I remember it well. Wonder if he still has it soemwhere 5y
BooksbyBJThompson @Itchyfeetreader If you find it, read it. The definitive work on that era and that party. One of the best books I've ever read. 5y
Vivlio_Gnosi Aside from the Bible, this is my FAVORITE book of all time! Love it. 5y
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catiewithac
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Finishing this must-read history of Nazi Germany is a major life milestone! Shirer wrote in his 1990 afterward, “remembrance of the past helps us to understand the present.” This is just as true then as now. This momentous history book showed how essential first-hand accounts are to our understanding of geopolitics. Testimony and truth-speak reveal our greatest weaknesses and strengths as human beings. #witness

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PedanticPastorMartha
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"Though Hitler was to forget it when he came to power in Germany, one of the lessons of his Vienna years... is the futility of a political party‘s trying to oppose the churches. 'Regardless of how much room for criticism there was in any religious denomination...a political party must never...lose sight of the fact that... a purely political party has never succeeded in producing a religious reformation.'" But pol. parties have co-opted churches.

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Dogearedcopy
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🍁'The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich' ( by William Shirer)
🍁Smaller, straight to the point books (Hate digression and detail quagmires. Looking at you, Neal Stephenson!)
🍁Starbucks' PSLs w/dark chocolate covered graham crackers on the side
🍁Republic of Teas Ginger Spice Decaf
🍁In bed!
🍁'The Secret of the Old Clock' (by Carolyn Keene)

Jenni_Capps ♥️♥️♥️ 7y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled So, someone actually READ Rise and Fall of the Third Reich? I always thought that book was for decoration. 😂 7y
Dogearedcopy @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled LOL, I not only read it, I was also the studio engineer for the audiobook edition! 🎧 7y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled That is TOO COOL!! I must check that out!! 7y
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Amandajoy
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I felt this was an important book I should read. I did not realize it was a thousand page monstrosity until I opened the box. This may take me a while... 😳 #bookhaul

BooksForYears I just checked, because I was curious, and the audiobook is 57 hours long 😳 7y
Lauren_reading My brother keeps recommending it to me - but it's a big commitment 😀 7y
freyaheart @Amandajoy 1000 pages!!! @BooksForYears 57 hours!?! 😨 7y
Amandajoy @BooksForYears @LaurenReads @freyaheart It's 1247pages & only the last 100 aren't text (it's the index). I was expecting at least 200 pages or so of bibliography. This is going to be a project 7y
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MrBook
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Let the games begin *rubs hands* 😎👍🏻! #LitsyLovesLibraries

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AAdamson
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Taking on something a bit more serious.

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catiewithac
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Here's to 60 hours of audiobook ahead of me! The past is the present.

Dogearedcopy I was the studio engineer on this book! ❤ 7y
Dogearedcopy I just realized I may have made things awkward! What if you don't like it? But it's all good! I just get a big kick out of seeing something I've worked on "out in the wild!" ? (edited) 7y
451Degrees Oooooo adding!! 7y
LauraJ @Dogearedcopy I'm sure the engineering is a 10/10! 7y
catiewithac @Dogearedcopy so far it sounds great! 7y
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Vinjii
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Time for some education. Over a thousand pages 👍

Shortstack That's on my list, too!! 7y
BookishFeminist No kidding 😒 7y
Vinjii @BookishFeminist Someone on my Twitter mentioned that book and said: you'll find the parallels interesting 😒 7y
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Vinjii @Shortstack It's a monster of a book! 7y
BookishFeminist @Vinjii if by "interesting" they mean "frightening" then sure 7y
Oblomov26 It is a great and important book 7y
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Dogearedcopy
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George Santayana said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." So, in light of the current political situation and the fact that it's #NFNovember, I'm recommending Shirer's seminal account of Nazi Germany. It's long, but thorough and revelatory. If you only read one book about this subject, this is it. #Recommendsday

sprainedbrain Great recommendation. Still sad that we actually need it. 🙁 8y
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SharonGoforth
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Today's #bookmail . Not a #diversebook in the traditional sense, but I think it is important to understand what happened in the past in order to make sense of the present.

Notafraidofwords Scary but true 8y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa Very very true! 8y
Sarah1960 I agree so very much!!! We must understand what occurred. So we do not allow this to ever be repeated!! 8y
Simona Lots of people don't understand how it came to the rise of Nazism and this book shows the state of mind at the time very good and in understandable way....but people forget this (how and why) and we don't learned from history nothing! 8y
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