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Overview

Frank McDonough provides an authoritative, balanced and up-to-date study of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945. His text offers a refreshing perspective on the period, by shifting the central focus away from Hitler the man onto his role in the broad socioeconomic, political and cultural developments of the period. Among the developments and issues explored are the relationship between the Nazi state and the economy, the impact of the Nazi regime on German society and culture, Nazi foreign policy and Hitler's role in the Holocaust.
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"This solid and straightforward title, however, was designed primarily for the classroom. Professor McDonough provides a good overview of the Nazi era in Germany. In a sense, his work here is more functional than inspried; there are no surprises in its pages, and the author is certainly no historical revisionist. The educational uses for this volume are obvious. In addition, it provides a good overview for adults who want to become familiar with the most pivotal events of the modern era." Kliatt

"McDonough is neither strident nor sensationalistic. Almost neutral in tone, he simply allows the Nazis and their supporters to condemn themselves by their own actions and lets the results speak for themselves." Kliatt, Wellesley MA, Raymond L. Puffer, Ph.D.

"...McDonough has produced a clearly written and well-organized book that incorporates the findings of important recent scholarship." Teaching History

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Once again, Adolph Hitler and his henchmen take center stage in a one-volume history of Germany's 12-year Götterdämmerung better. Most popular treatments of the Nazis are dramatic and often lurid in tone. This solid and straightforward title, however, was designed primarily for the classroom. Professor McDonough provides a good overview of the Nazi era in Germany. In a sense, his work here is more functional than inspired; there are no surprises in its pages, and the author is certainly no historical revisionist. Hitler and the National Socialists are still the bad guys, better at acquiring political power than using it, and the German people and their institutions generally supported them—until the war began to turn against them. But McDonough is neither strident nor sensationalistic. Almost neutral in tone, he simply allows the Nazis and their supporters to condemn themselves by their own actions and lets the results speak for themselves. The frequently overrated German military forces are treated in similar fashion. This title is one of the Perspectives in History series by the Cambridge University Press. These are one-volume treatments of selected historical subjects: Chartism, the Tudor Monarchies, and the like. Most of the themes are traditionally British, although the series becomes more internationalist in the modern era. Companion titles to this one are Fascism and The Holocaust. The structure of each is similar. Each chapter is broken down into topical sections of a few paragraphs, followed by several short "Document Case Studies," which are selections from a speech, memoir, or newspaper account. After this are a number of study questions, and the chapterends with a brief bibliography. The educational uses for this volume are obvious. In addition, it provides a good overview for adults who want to become familiar with the most pivotal events of the modern era. (Cambridge Perspectives in History). KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 1999, Cambridge University Press, 152p, illus, bibliogs, index, 23cm, $11.95. Ages 13 to adult. Reviewer: Raymond L. Puffer; Ph.D., Historian, Edwards Air Force Base, CA January 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 1)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521595025
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Series: Cambridge Perspectives in History Series
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,016,394
  • Age range: 16 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Adolf Hitler: early life, ideology and rise to power, 1889-1933; 2. The Nazi state and economy; 3. Inside Nazi Germany: social and cultural developments; 4. Opposition and resistance inside Nazi Germany; 5. Foreign policy: Hitler's road to war, 1933-39; 6. Hitler at war, 1939-45; 7. Mass murder under Nazi rule; 8. The verdict of historians.
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