9780143122135

The End The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945

  • ISBN 13:

    9780143122135

  • ISBN 10:

    0143122134

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 08/28/2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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Summary

From the preeminent Hitler biographer, 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 the Second World War, yet remarkably little attention has been paid to the equally vital questions of how and why the Third Reich did not surrender until Germany had been left in ruins and almost completely occupied. Drawing on prodigious new research, Ian Kershaw, an award-winning historian and the author of Fateful Choices, explores these fascinating questions in a gripping and focused narrative that begins with the failed bomb plot in July 1944 and ends with the death of Adolf Hitler and the German capitulation in 1945. The End paints a harrowing yet enthralling portrait of the Third Reich in its last desperate gasps.

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