THE RISE AND FALL. OF THE THIRD REICH∗. William L. Shirer ranks as one of the greatest of all American correspon- dents. He lived and worked in Paris. New York: Simon and Schusterpersonal/private info removed ddjpg. Editorial Reviews. Review. Orville Prescott "The New York Times" One of the most important The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by [Shirer, William L.].

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Both its recognition by journalists as a great history book and its popular success surprised Shirer [17] as the publisher commissioned a first printing of merely 12, copies. More than fifteen years after the end of the Second World War , neither Shirer nor the publisher anticipated much popular interest in Adolf Hitler — or Nazi Germany — Whereas nearly all American journalists praised the book, scholars were split.

Some acknowledged Shirer's achievement but some condemned it.

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In West Germany, the Sonderweg interpretation was almost universally rejected in favor of the view that Nazism was simply one instance of totalitarianism that arose in various countries. Gavriel Rosenfeld asserted in that Rise and Fall had been unanimously condemned by German historians in the s, and considered dangerous to relations between America and West Germany , as it might inflame anti-German sentiments in the United States.

Klaus Epstein listed what he contended were "four major failings": Elizabeth Wiskemann concluded in a review that the book was "not sufficiently scholarly nor sufficiently well written to satisfy more academic demands It is too long and cumbersome Mr Shirer, has, however compiled a manual In the historian Richard J.

Evans , author of The Third Reich Trilogy — , conceded that Rise and Fall is a "readable general history of Nazi Germany" and that "there are good reasons for [its] success. A film adaptation was broadcast by the U.

ABC television network in , one hour a night over three nights. The book has been reprinted many times but not updated since it was published in Current [ when?

There is also an audiobook version, released in by Blackstone Audio and read by Grover Gardner. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Download all figures.

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Article activity alert. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Related articles in Google Scholar. Citing articles via Google Scholar. The Nazis had little time to cover up their memos, their letters, or their diaries.

William L. Shirer's definitive book on the Third Reich uses these unique sources. Combined with his personal experience with the Nazis, living through the war as an international correspondent, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich not only earned Shirer a National Book Award but is recognized as one of the most important and authoritative books about the Third Reich and Nazi Germany ever written.

The diaries of propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels as well as evidence and other testimony gained at the Nuremberg Trials could not have found more artful hands.

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Shirer gives a clear, detailed and well-documented account of how it was that Adolf Hitler almost succeeded in conquering the world. With millions of copies in print, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich has become one of the most authoritative books on one of mankind's darkest hours.

Shirer focuses on to in clear detail. Here is a worldwide bestseller that also tells the true story of the Holocaust, often in the words of the men who helped plan and conduct it. It is a classic by any measure.

The book has been translated into twelve languages and was adapted as a television miniseries, broadcast by ABC in This first ever e-book edition is published on the 50th anniversary of this iconic work. Until he left in , he saw firsthand Hitler's rise to power, the consolidation of that power, and the use of that power.Namespaces Article Talk.

Shirer described a postcard that was handed out of Nazi rallies which depicted Frederick the Great, Bismarck, Hindenburg, and Hitler.


Epstein suggested a comparative analysis. Epstein suggested a comparative analysis. In addition to these oral instructions a written directive was prepared to avoid any misunderstanding.

It won the national book award for , and is still in print.