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Brian Von Stauffenberg
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Post by Brian Von Stauffenberg » 15 Apr 2002 16:44

Berlin Diary 1934-1941, Rise of the Third reich by William L Shirer, anyone read this book?
Is it worth buying/reading.

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Berlin Diary by W. Shirer

Post by Rob - wssob2 » 16 Apr 2002 03:56

Hi Brian, I read it a couple of years back and remember enjoying it. I would recommend buying it or perhaps checking it out of your local library - Rob

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Post by Muffin Man » 16 Apr 2002 04:25

he wrote a very definitve history of nazi germany in the rise and fall of the third reich, i just finished and i was amazed. if you want to elarn the details, go for it!

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Post by Marcus » 16 Apr 2002 07:00

Rob,

Nice to see you in the forum!

/Marcus

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Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

Post by Starinov » 18 Apr 2002 16:42

It's a interesting book but mostly for a beginner.
There are no discoveries and no new elements that could help understand the Third Reich. A book like there are many..

Starinov

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Post by Marcus » 18 Apr 2002 17:48

Starinov,

Welcome to the forum.

/Marcus

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A classic

Post by Richard Murphy » 18 Apr 2002 19:59

Brian,
I would certainly recommend it as one of the best histories of the Third Reich ever written, though it does show its age a little now (I was lucky enough to be able to replace my rather tatty paperback edition (The famous black cover with the Swastika on the spine.) with a hard backed 17th impression.).
He also wrote an excellent history of the French Third Republic (Which collapsed as a result of the 1940 invasion.) which helps add depth and understanding.

Enjoy!

BTW Is "Berlin Diary" (Shirer's record of his time in the Third Reich.) currently in print?

Regards from the Park,

Rich

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Rise and Fall

Post by Trooper » 19 Apr 2002 00:23

His Book The "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" is most informative. I have read it allot of times and come away with new views and remember different topics. I find it full of obscure information and consider it a must read to understand an unbiased view of that time.
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Post by Ken Jasper » 19 Apr 2002 04:11

Absolutely, it is a terrific book and would be a great addition to your library. :)

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Post by Scanderbeg » 25 Apr 2002 22:32

I just bought The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich last night at Barnes and Noble. Luckely for a teenager [me], it was in the bargain section so I got the hardcover edition [it still is the black book with the big twisted swastika] for only $15. Pretty good deal I guess. But what makes happier is to hear good words about it.



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Post by Christian Ankerstjerne » 25 Apr 2002 22:42

The guy doesn't like the Waffen-SS very much though - a 'popular knowledge' WWII book, with good info, but very conservative in oppinions...

Christian

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Post by Ken Jasper » 25 Apr 2002 22:57

$15 for a hardback edition is a good buy. Enjoy!

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dont buy it

Post by MadJim » 26 Apr 2002 21:56

Get it from a library if you can. Save your money for more obscure work that your library wouldn't buy! :mrgreen:

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