The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

Hitler boasted that The Third Reich would last a thousand years. It lasted only 12. But those 12 years contained some of the most catastrophic events Western civilization has ever known.No other powerful empire ever bequeathed such mountains of evidence about its birth and destruction as the Third Reich. When the bitter war was over, and before the Nazis could destroy thei Hitler boasted that The Third Reich would last a thousand years. It lasted only 12. But those 12 years contained some of ...

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Title:The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
Author:William L. Shirer
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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany Reviews

  • Trevor
    May 07, 2010

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

  • Todd N
    Feb 18, 2012

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

    I had read this book about thirty-five years ago. Since then I have gone through several books on World War II ? Churchill?s great memoirs volumes, Toland and Fest biographies of Hitler, books on the Nuremberg trials? So I thought that Shirer?s book would be a simple re-hash...

    I actually do hate this book, which would earn it 1 star according to goodreads' rating system, but my personal ethics prevent me from going quite so far. The reason I hate it, really, is because it remains wildly popular (you can find it in pretty much any bookstore that has any non-f...

    This book was a Christmas present from a friend, though I also bought a copy on the Kindle so that I could read it outside of my house without having to lug around a brick-like book with swastikas on it. The Kindle version is especially handy if you are not quite at the bring-Nazi-rela...

  • Wyatt Nordstrom
    Nov 06, 2007

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Jul 15, 2008

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

  • Kate
    Feb 17, 2010

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

    I had read this book about thirty-five years ago. Since then I have gone through several books on World War II ? Churchill?s great memoirs volumes, Toland and Fest biographies of Hitler, books on the Nuremberg trials? So I thought that Shirer?s book would be a simple re-hash...

    I actually do hate this book, which would earn it 1 star according to goodreads' rating system, but my personal ethics prevent me from going quite so far. The reason I hate it, really, is because it remains wildly popular (you can find it in pretty much any bookstore that has any non-f...

    This book was a Christmas present from a friend, though I also bought a copy on the Kindle so that I could read it outside of my house without having to lug around a brick-like book with swastikas on it. The Kindle version is especially handy if you are not quite at the bring-Nazi-rela...

    This is a classic. A very detailed, almost day-by-day account of this momentous period of World history. Relevant primary sources, including documents used in Nuremberg, are persuasively referenced throughout the account. The book is an important reference to whoever is interested in...

    Excellent. The book is really long and goes into a lot of details, but that shouldn't be held against it. It seems like general knowledge about this subject is kept to the antisemitic atrocities, and stories tend to focus on concentration camps, military conflict, or underground mov...

    Everyone has that holy grail of a book. Some people work like dogs to finish books by the great Russian literary masters; others tough it out through the oeuvre of Steinbeck. They may not enjoy it, but, by G-d, you are not a real reader until you slam that back cover onto that tome of ...

  • Jim
    Jan 14, 2018

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

    I had read this book about thirty-five years ago. Since then I have gone through several books on World War II ? Churchill?s great memoirs volumes, Toland and Fest biographies of Hitler, books on the Nuremberg trials? So I thought that Shirer?s book would be a simple re-hash...

    I actually do hate this book, which would earn it 1 star according to goodreads' rating system, but my personal ethics prevent me from going quite so far. The reason I hate it, really, is because it remains wildly popular (you can find it in pretty much any bookstore that has any non-f...

    This book was a Christmas present from a friend, though I also bought a copy on the Kindle so that I could read it outside of my house without having to lug around a brick-like book with swastikas on it. The Kindle version is especially handy if you are not quite at the bring-Nazi-rela...

    This is a classic. A very detailed, almost day-by-day account of this momentous period of World history. Relevant primary sources, including documents used in Nuremberg, are persuasively referenced throughout the account. The book is an important reference to whoever is interested in...

    Excellent. The book is really long and goes into a lot of details, but that shouldn't be held against it. It seems like general knowledge about this subject is kept to the antisemitic atrocities, and stories tend to focus on concentration camps, military conflict, or underground mov...

    Everyone has that holy grail of a book. Some people work like dogs to finish books by the great Russian literary masters; others tough it out through the oeuvre of Steinbeck. They may not enjoy it, but, by G-d, you are not a real reader until you slam that back cover onto that tome of ...

    DNF @ 35% This is clearly very well researched and if you want a definitive book on Nazi Germany this is it. I would definitely recommend it as a college textbook. It doesn't work for me, I think mainly because through high school and college we learned so much about WWII and in par...

    The rise and fall were equally fascinating but the middle got bogged down in tactics - the number killed and wounded in every single individual battle. This book was huge. YUGE! My soundtrack for the book stands at Slayer's Behind the Crooked Cross. This was tragic on so many levels...

    ??? ??? ?????? ?? ???? ? ???? ????? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ??? 1950? ? ??? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ??????? ??...

    William Shirer?s book is an outstanding history of Adolph Hitler and the 11 year life of the Third Reich. The book was extremely interesting and I think it was because much of Shirer?s history is first hand. He was a correspondent for CBS news located in Berlin from 1934 to Decembe...

    William L. Shirer's classic examination of the Nazi era from its roots in the end of World War I to its (governmental) demise at the end of World War II is simply one of the great works of history. Built both on Shirer's own experiences as a reporter and eyewitness to Hitler's regime a...

  • Erik Graff
    Mar 21, 2008

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

  • Bettie☯
    Sep 29, 2011

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

    I had read this book about thirty-five years ago. Since then I have gone through several books on World War II ? Churchill?s great memoirs volumes, Toland and Fest biographies of Hitler, books on the Nuremberg trials? So I thought that Shirer?s book would be a simple re-hash...

    I actually do hate this book, which would earn it 1 star according to goodreads' rating system, but my personal ethics prevent me from going quite so far. The reason I hate it, really, is because it remains wildly popular (you can find it in pretty much any bookstore that has any non-f...

    This book was a Christmas present from a friend, though I also bought a copy on the Kindle so that I could read it outside of my house without having to lug around a brick-like book with swastikas on it. The Kindle version is especially handy if you are not quite at the bring-Nazi-rela...

    This is a classic. A very detailed, almost day-by-day account of this momentous period of World history. Relevant primary sources, including documents used in Nuremberg, are persuasively referenced throughout the account. The book is an important reference to whoever is interested in...

    Excellent. The book is really long and goes into a lot of details, but that shouldn't be held against it. It seems like general knowledge about this subject is kept to the antisemitic atrocities, and stories tend to focus on concentration camps, military conflict, or underground mov...

    Everyone has that holy grail of a book. Some people work like dogs to finish books by the great Russian literary masters; others tough it out through the oeuvre of Steinbeck. They may not enjoy it, but, by G-d, you are not a real reader until you slam that back cover onto that tome of ...

    DNF @ 35% This is clearly very well researched and if you want a definitive book on Nazi Germany this is it. I would definitely recommend it as a college textbook. It doesn't work for me, I think mainly because through high school and college we learned so much about WWII and in par...

    The rise and fall were equally fascinating but the middle got bogged down in tactics - the number killed and wounded in every single individual battle. This book was huge. YUGE! My soundtrack for the book stands at Slayer's Behind the Crooked Cross. This was tragic on so many levels...

    ??? ??? ?????? ?? ???? ? ???? ????? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ??? 1950? ? ??? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ??????? ??...

    William Shirer?s book is an outstanding history of Adolph Hitler and the 11 year life of the Third Reich. The book was extremely interesting and I think it was because much of Shirer?s history is first hand. He was a correspondent for CBS news located in Berlin from 1934 to Decembe...

    William L. Shirer's classic examination of the Nazi era from its roots in the end of World War I to its (governmental) demise at the end of World War II is simply one of the great works of history. Built both on Shirer's own experiences as a reporter and eyewitness to Hitler's regime a...

    Finished this a while ago, but wanted to let my thoughts cogitate before writing a review. This is one of those books that I always thought that I should read, but never got round to doing. Well no excuses now, having read and thought about it - this is a very impressive, important...

    ?Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens.? -A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin ????? ?????? ?? ????? ?????? ?????? ???? ??????????? ???? ??...

    The great strength of this book is that it was written by a journalist. There is a simple narrative and clear prose. Best of all in a couple of places at least he draws upon his own experiences (for example a conversation with a General during the re-militarisation of the Rhineland and...

    My first thought at the book's end was, "I finished it!" My second thought was, "I'm not so sure I'm glad I read this." As the saying goes, ignorance is bliss. My summer spent reading this book held a dark cloud over me, which has yet to be lifted. I've spent many evenings in tears ove...

    [image error] No matter how many times I encounter Hitler's ascendency, I still cannot help but ask - 'how could it have happened'. These events, regardless of which author you prefer to tell them, are the scariest of Hallowe'en fodder. Taking a break now for some fun, the first of...

  • Julie Christine
    May 15, 2011

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

  • Joseph
    Jan 07, 2017

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

  • Zachariah
    Jan 21, 2012

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

    I had read this book about thirty-five years ago. Since then I have gone through several books on World War II ? Churchill?s great memoirs volumes, Toland and Fest biographies of Hitler, books on the Nuremberg trials? So I thought that Shirer?s book would be a simple re-hash...

    I actually do hate this book, which would earn it 1 star according to goodreads' rating system, but my personal ethics prevent me from going quite so far. The reason I hate it, really, is because it remains wildly popular (you can find it in pretty much any bookstore that has any non-f...

    This book was a Christmas present from a friend, though I also bought a copy on the Kindle so that I could read it outside of my house without having to lug around a brick-like book with swastikas on it. The Kindle version is especially handy if you are not quite at the bring-Nazi-rela...

    This is a classic. A very detailed, almost day-by-day account of this momentous period of World history. Relevant primary sources, including documents used in Nuremberg, are persuasively referenced throughout the account. The book is an important reference to whoever is interested in...

    Excellent. The book is really long and goes into a lot of details, but that shouldn't be held against it. It seems like general knowledge about this subject is kept to the antisemitic atrocities, and stories tend to focus on concentration camps, military conflict, or underground mov...

  • Mikey B.
    Nov 05, 2012

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

    I had read this book about thirty-five years ago. Since then I have gone through several books on World War II ? Churchill?s great memoirs volumes, Toland and Fest biographies of Hitler, books on the Nuremberg trials? So I thought that Shirer?s book would be a simple re-hash...

  • Michael
    Dec 08, 2013

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

    I had read this book about thirty-five years ago. Since then I have gone through several books on World War II ? Churchill?s great memoirs volumes, Toland and Fest biographies of Hitler, books on the Nuremberg trials? So I thought that Shirer?s book would be a simple re-hash...

    I actually do hate this book, which would earn it 1 star according to goodreads' rating system, but my personal ethics prevent me from going quite so far. The reason I hate it, really, is because it remains wildly popular (you can find it in pretty much any bookstore that has any non-f...

  • محمد على عطية
    Mar 20, 2015

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

    I had read this book about thirty-five years ago. Since then I have gone through several books on World War II ? Churchill?s great memoirs volumes, Toland and Fest biographies of Hitler, books on the Nuremberg trials? So I thought that Shirer?s book would be a simple re-hash...

    I actually do hate this book, which would earn it 1 star according to goodreads' rating system, but my personal ethics prevent me from going quite so far. The reason I hate it, really, is because it remains wildly popular (you can find it in pretty much any bookstore that has any non-f...

    This book was a Christmas present from a friend, though I also bought a copy on the Kindle so that I could read it outside of my house without having to lug around a brick-like book with swastikas on it. The Kindle version is especially handy if you are not quite at the bring-Nazi-rela...

    This is a classic. A very detailed, almost day-by-day account of this momentous period of World history. Relevant primary sources, including documents used in Nuremberg, are persuasively referenced throughout the account. The book is an important reference to whoever is interested in...

    Excellent. The book is really long and goes into a lot of details, but that shouldn't be held against it. It seems like general knowledge about this subject is kept to the antisemitic atrocities, and stories tend to focus on concentration camps, military conflict, or underground mov...

    Everyone has that holy grail of a book. Some people work like dogs to finish books by the great Russian literary masters; others tough it out through the oeuvre of Steinbeck. They may not enjoy it, but, by G-d, you are not a real reader until you slam that back cover onto that tome of ...

    DNF @ 35% This is clearly very well researched and if you want a definitive book on Nazi Germany this is it. I would definitely recommend it as a college textbook. It doesn't work for me, I think mainly because through high school and college we learned so much about WWII and in par...

    The rise and fall were equally fascinating but the middle got bogged down in tactics - the number killed and wounded in every single individual battle. This book was huge. YUGE! My soundtrack for the book stands at Slayer's Behind the Crooked Cross. This was tragic on so many levels...

    ??? ??? ?????? ?? ???? ? ???? ????? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ??? 1950? ? ??? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ??????? ??...

  • Jill Hutchinson
    Feb 22, 2010

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

    I had read this book about thirty-five years ago. Since then I have gone through several books on World War II ? Churchill?s great memoirs volumes, Toland and Fest biographies of Hitler, books on the Nuremberg trials? So I thought that Shirer?s book would be a simple re-hash...

    I actually do hate this book, which would earn it 1 star according to goodreads' rating system, but my personal ethics prevent me from going quite so far. The reason I hate it, really, is because it remains wildly popular (you can find it in pretty much any bookstore that has any non-f...

    This book was a Christmas present from a friend, though I also bought a copy on the Kindle so that I could read it outside of my house without having to lug around a brick-like book with swastikas on it. The Kindle version is especially handy if you are not quite at the bring-Nazi-rela...

    This is a classic. A very detailed, almost day-by-day account of this momentous period of World history. Relevant primary sources, including documents used in Nuremberg, are persuasively referenced throughout the account. The book is an important reference to whoever is interested in...

    Excellent. The book is really long and goes into a lot of details, but that shouldn't be held against it. It seems like general knowledge about this subject is kept to the antisemitic atrocities, and stories tend to focus on concentration camps, military conflict, or underground mov...

    Everyone has that holy grail of a book. Some people work like dogs to finish books by the great Russian literary masters; others tough it out through the oeuvre of Steinbeck. They may not enjoy it, but, by G-d, you are not a real reader until you slam that back cover onto that tome of ...

    DNF @ 35% This is clearly very well researched and if you want a definitive book on Nazi Germany this is it. I would definitely recommend it as a college textbook. It doesn't work for me, I think mainly because through high school and college we learned so much about WWII and in par...

    The rise and fall were equally fascinating but the middle got bogged down in tactics - the number killed and wounded in every single individual battle. This book was huge. YUGE! My soundtrack for the book stands at Slayer's Behind the Crooked Cross. This was tragic on so many levels...

    ??? ??? ?????? ?? ???? ? ???? ????? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ??? 1950? ? ??? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ??????? ??...

    William Shirer?s book is an outstanding history of Adolph Hitler and the 11 year life of the Third Reich. The book was extremely interesting and I think it was because much of Shirer?s history is first hand. He was a correspondent for CBS news located in Berlin from 1934 to Decembe...

    William L. Shirer's classic examination of the Nazi era from its roots in the end of World War I to its (governmental) demise at the end of World War II is simply one of the great works of history. Built both on Shirer's own experiences as a reporter and eyewitness to Hitler's regime a...

    Finished this a while ago, but wanted to let my thoughts cogitate before writing a review. This is one of those books that I always thought that I should read, but never got round to doing. Well no excuses now, having read and thought about it - this is a very impressive, important...

    ?Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens.? -A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin ????? ?????? ?? ????? ?????? ?????? ???? ??????????? ???? ??...

    The great strength of this book is that it was written by a journalist. There is a simple narrative and clear prose. Best of all in a couple of places at least he draws upon his own experiences (for example a conversation with a General during the re-militarisation of the Rhineland and...

    My first thought at the book's end was, "I finished it!" My second thought was, "I'm not so sure I'm glad I read this." As the saying goes, ignorance is bliss. My summer spent reading this book held a dark cloud over me, which has yet to be lifted. I've spent many evenings in tears ove...

    [image error] No matter how many times I encounter Hitler's ascendency, I still cannot help but ask - 'how could it have happened'. These events, regardless of which author you prefer to tell them, are the scariest of Hallowe'en fodder. Taking a break now for some fun, the first of...

    Is it metaphorically possible for a society to die of cancer? Can a mad man be so charismatic a genius that his personal malignancy becomes common belief? What fiendish ideas and values could drive such a development? If you know about WWII, but wonder about the source of its madnes...

    Believe it or not, I have read this massive book twice. Shirer, who spent much of the years leading up to WWII in Germany, fills in all the blanks and tells a tale of a country spiraling into madness and the ultimate failure of the "1,000 Year Reich". Suffice it to say, this is probabl...

  • John Vibber
    Feb 08, 2013

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

    I had read this book about thirty-five years ago. Since then I have gone through several books on World War II ? Churchill?s great memoirs volumes, Toland and Fest biographies of Hitler, books on the Nuremberg trials? So I thought that Shirer?s book would be a simple re-hash...

    I actually do hate this book, which would earn it 1 star according to goodreads' rating system, but my personal ethics prevent me from going quite so far. The reason I hate it, really, is because it remains wildly popular (you can find it in pretty much any bookstore that has any non-f...

    This book was a Christmas present from a friend, though I also bought a copy on the Kindle so that I could read it outside of my house without having to lug around a brick-like book with swastikas on it. The Kindle version is especially handy if you are not quite at the bring-Nazi-rela...

    This is a classic. A very detailed, almost day-by-day account of this momentous period of World history. Relevant primary sources, including documents used in Nuremberg, are persuasively referenced throughout the account. The book is an important reference to whoever is interested in...

    Excellent. The book is really long and goes into a lot of details, but that shouldn't be held against it. It seems like general knowledge about this subject is kept to the antisemitic atrocities, and stories tend to focus on concentration camps, military conflict, or underground mov...

    Everyone has that holy grail of a book. Some people work like dogs to finish books by the great Russian literary masters; others tough it out through the oeuvre of Steinbeck. They may not enjoy it, but, by G-d, you are not a real reader until you slam that back cover onto that tome of ...

    DNF @ 35% This is clearly very well researched and if you want a definitive book on Nazi Germany this is it. I would definitely recommend it as a college textbook. It doesn't work for me, I think mainly because through high school and college we learned so much about WWII and in par...

    The rise and fall were equally fascinating but the middle got bogged down in tactics - the number killed and wounded in every single individual battle. This book was huge. YUGE! My soundtrack for the book stands at Slayer's Behind the Crooked Cross. This was tragic on so many levels...

    ??? ??? ?????? ?? ???? ? ???? ????? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ??? 1950? ? ??? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ??????? ??...

    William Shirer?s book is an outstanding history of Adolph Hitler and the 11 year life of the Third Reich. The book was extremely interesting and I think it was because much of Shirer?s history is first hand. He was a correspondent for CBS news located in Berlin from 1934 to Decembe...

    William L. Shirer's classic examination of the Nazi era from its roots in the end of World War I to its (governmental) demise at the end of World War II is simply one of the great works of history. Built both on Shirer's own experiences as a reporter and eyewitness to Hitler's regime a...

    Finished this a while ago, but wanted to let my thoughts cogitate before writing a review. This is one of those books that I always thought that I should read, but never got round to doing. Well no excuses now, having read and thought about it - this is a very impressive, important...

    ?Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens.? -A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin ????? ?????? ?? ????? ?????? ?????? ???? ??????????? ???? ??...

    The great strength of this book is that it was written by a journalist. There is a simple narrative and clear prose. Best of all in a couple of places at least he draws upon his own experiences (for example a conversation with a General during the re-militarisation of the Rhineland and...

    My first thought at the book's end was, "I finished it!" My second thought was, "I'm not so sure I'm glad I read this." As the saying goes, ignorance is bliss. My summer spent reading this book held a dark cloud over me, which has yet to be lifted. I've spent many evenings in tears ove...

    [image error] No matter how many times I encounter Hitler's ascendency, I still cannot help but ask - 'how could it have happened'. These events, regardless of which author you prefer to tell them, are the scariest of Hallowe'en fodder. Taking a break now for some fun, the first of...

    Is it metaphorically possible for a society to die of cancer? Can a mad man be so charismatic a genius that his personal malignancy becomes common belief? What fiendish ideas and values could drive such a development? If you know about WWII, but wonder about the source of its madnes...

  • Lyn
    Oct 31, 2013

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

  • Esdaile
    Jul 21, 2012

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

  • Nick
    Feb 28, 2017

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

  • Jan-Maat
    Jun 13, 2011

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

    I had read this book about thirty-five years ago. Since then I have gone through several books on World War II ? Churchill?s great memoirs volumes, Toland and Fest biographies of Hitler, books on the Nuremberg trials? So I thought that Shirer?s book would be a simple re-hash...

    I actually do hate this book, which would earn it 1 star according to goodreads' rating system, but my personal ethics prevent me from going quite so far. The reason I hate it, really, is because it remains wildly popular (you can find it in pretty much any bookstore that has any non-f...

    This book was a Christmas present from a friend, though I also bought a copy on the Kindle so that I could read it outside of my house without having to lug around a brick-like book with swastikas on it. The Kindle version is especially handy if you are not quite at the bring-Nazi-rela...

    This is a classic. A very detailed, almost day-by-day account of this momentous period of World history. Relevant primary sources, including documents used in Nuremberg, are persuasively referenced throughout the account. The book is an important reference to whoever is interested in...

    Excellent. The book is really long and goes into a lot of details, but that shouldn't be held against it. It seems like general knowledge about this subject is kept to the antisemitic atrocities, and stories tend to focus on concentration camps, military conflict, or underground mov...

    Everyone has that holy grail of a book. Some people work like dogs to finish books by the great Russian literary masters; others tough it out through the oeuvre of Steinbeck. They may not enjoy it, but, by G-d, you are not a real reader until you slam that back cover onto that tome of ...

    DNF @ 35% This is clearly very well researched and if you want a definitive book on Nazi Germany this is it. I would definitely recommend it as a college textbook. It doesn't work for me, I think mainly because through high school and college we learned so much about WWII and in par...

    The rise and fall were equally fascinating but the middle got bogged down in tactics - the number killed and wounded in every single individual battle. This book was huge. YUGE! My soundtrack for the book stands at Slayer's Behind the Crooked Cross. This was tragic on so many levels...

    ??? ??? ?????? ?? ???? ? ???? ????? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ??? 1950? ? ??? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ??????? ??...

    William Shirer?s book is an outstanding history of Adolph Hitler and the 11 year life of the Third Reich. The book was extremely interesting and I think it was because much of Shirer?s history is first hand. He was a correspondent for CBS news located in Berlin from 1934 to Decembe...

    William L. Shirer's classic examination of the Nazi era from its roots in the end of World War I to its (governmental) demise at the end of World War II is simply one of the great works of history. Built both on Shirer's own experiences as a reporter and eyewitness to Hitler's regime a...

    Finished this a while ago, but wanted to let my thoughts cogitate before writing a review. This is one of those books that I always thought that I should read, but never got round to doing. Well no excuses now, having read and thought about it - this is a very impressive, important...

    ?Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens.? -A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin ????? ?????? ?? ????? ?????? ?????? ???? ??????????? ???? ??...

    The great strength of this book is that it was written by a journalist. There is a simple narrative and clear prose. Best of all in a couple of places at least he draws upon his own experiences (for example a conversation with a General during the re-militarisation of the Rhineland and...

  • Sweetwilliam
    Aug 01, 2017

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

    I had read this book about thirty-five years ago. Since then I have gone through several books on World War II ? Churchill?s great memoirs volumes, Toland and Fest biographies of Hitler, books on the Nuremberg trials? So I thought that Shirer?s book would be a simple re-hash...

    I actually do hate this book, which would earn it 1 star according to goodreads' rating system, but my personal ethics prevent me from going quite so far. The reason I hate it, really, is because it remains wildly popular (you can find it in pretty much any bookstore that has any non-f...

    This book was a Christmas present from a friend, though I also bought a copy on the Kindle so that I could read it outside of my house without having to lug around a brick-like book with swastikas on it. The Kindle version is especially handy if you are not quite at the bring-Nazi-rela...

    This is a classic. A very detailed, almost day-by-day account of this momentous period of World history. Relevant primary sources, including documents used in Nuremberg, are persuasively referenced throughout the account. The book is an important reference to whoever is interested in...

    Excellent. The book is really long and goes into a lot of details, but that shouldn't be held against it. It seems like general knowledge about this subject is kept to the antisemitic atrocities, and stories tend to focus on concentration camps, military conflict, or underground mov...

    Everyone has that holy grail of a book. Some people work like dogs to finish books by the great Russian literary masters; others tough it out through the oeuvre of Steinbeck. They may not enjoy it, but, by G-d, you are not a real reader until you slam that back cover onto that tome of ...

    DNF @ 35% This is clearly very well researched and if you want a definitive book on Nazi Germany this is it. I would definitely recommend it as a college textbook. It doesn't work for me, I think mainly because through high school and college we learned so much about WWII and in par...

    The rise and fall were equally fascinating but the middle got bogged down in tactics - the number killed and wounded in every single individual battle. This book was huge. YUGE! My soundtrack for the book stands at Slayer's Behind the Crooked Cross. This was tragic on so many levels...

    ??? ??? ?????? ?? ???? ? ???? ????? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ??? 1950? ? ??? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ??????? ??...

    William Shirer?s book is an outstanding history of Adolph Hitler and the 11 year life of the Third Reich. The book was extremely interesting and I think it was because much of Shirer?s history is first hand. He was a correspondent for CBS news located in Berlin from 1934 to Decembe...

  • M
    Nov 11, 2017

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

    I had read this book about thirty-five years ago. Since then I have gone through several books on World War II ? Churchill?s great memoirs volumes, Toland and Fest biographies of Hitler, books on the Nuremberg trials? So I thought that Shirer?s book would be a simple re-hash...

    I actually do hate this book, which would earn it 1 star according to goodreads' rating system, but my personal ethics prevent me from going quite so far. The reason I hate it, really, is because it remains wildly popular (you can find it in pretty much any bookstore that has any non-f...

    This book was a Christmas present from a friend, though I also bought a copy on the Kindle so that I could read it outside of my house without having to lug around a brick-like book with swastikas on it. The Kindle version is especially handy if you are not quite at the bring-Nazi-rela...

    This is a classic. A very detailed, almost day-by-day account of this momentous period of World history. Relevant primary sources, including documents used in Nuremberg, are persuasively referenced throughout the account. The book is an important reference to whoever is interested in...

    Excellent. The book is really long and goes into a lot of details, but that shouldn't be held against it. It seems like general knowledge about this subject is kept to the antisemitic atrocities, and stories tend to focus on concentration camps, military conflict, or underground mov...

    Everyone has that holy grail of a book. Some people work like dogs to finish books by the great Russian literary masters; others tough it out through the oeuvre of Steinbeck. They may not enjoy it, but, by G-d, you are not a real reader until you slam that back cover onto that tome of ...

    DNF @ 35% This is clearly very well researched and if you want a definitive book on Nazi Germany this is it. I would definitely recommend it as a college textbook. It doesn't work for me, I think mainly because through high school and college we learned so much about WWII and in par...

    The rise and fall were equally fascinating but the middle got bogged down in tactics - the number killed and wounded in every single individual battle. This book was huge. YUGE! My soundtrack for the book stands at Slayer's Behind the Crooked Cross. This was tragic on so many levels...

    ??? ??? ?????? ?? ???? ? ???? ????? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ??? 1950? ? ??? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ??????? ??...

    William Shirer?s book is an outstanding history of Adolph Hitler and the 11 year life of the Third Reich. The book was extremely interesting and I think it was because much of Shirer?s history is first hand. He was a correspondent for CBS news located in Berlin from 1934 to Decembe...

    William L. Shirer's classic examination of the Nazi era from its roots in the end of World War I to its (governmental) demise at the end of World War II is simply one of the great works of history. Built both on Shirer's own experiences as a reporter and eyewitness to Hitler's regime a...

    Finished this a while ago, but wanted to let my thoughts cogitate before writing a review. This is one of those books that I always thought that I should read, but never got round to doing. Well no excuses now, having read and thought about it - this is a very impressive, important...

  • Nandakishore Varma
    Jun 17, 2017

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

  • BAM The Bibliomaniac
    Nov 18, 2016

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

  • Taylor
    May 24, 2012

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

    I had read this book about thirty-five years ago. Since then I have gone through several books on World War II ? Churchill?s great memoirs volumes, Toland and Fest biographies of Hitler, books on the Nuremberg trials? So I thought that Shirer?s book would be a simple re-hash...

    I actually do hate this book, which would earn it 1 star according to goodreads' rating system, but my personal ethics prevent me from going quite so far. The reason I hate it, really, is because it remains wildly popular (you can find it in pretty much any bookstore that has any non-f...

    This book was a Christmas present from a friend, though I also bought a copy on the Kindle so that I could read it outside of my house without having to lug around a brick-like book with swastikas on it. The Kindle version is especially handy if you are not quite at the bring-Nazi-rela...

    This is a classic. A very detailed, almost day-by-day account of this momentous period of World history. Relevant primary sources, including documents used in Nuremberg, are persuasively referenced throughout the account. The book is an important reference to whoever is interested in...

    Excellent. The book is really long and goes into a lot of details, but that shouldn't be held against it. It seems like general knowledge about this subject is kept to the antisemitic atrocities, and stories tend to focus on concentration camps, military conflict, or underground mov...

    Everyone has that holy grail of a book. Some people work like dogs to finish books by the great Russian literary masters; others tough it out through the oeuvre of Steinbeck. They may not enjoy it, but, by G-d, you are not a real reader until you slam that back cover onto that tome of ...

    DNF @ 35% This is clearly very well researched and if you want a definitive book on Nazi Germany this is it. I would definitely recommend it as a college textbook. It doesn't work for me, I think mainly because through high school and college we learned so much about WWII and in par...

    The rise and fall were equally fascinating but the middle got bogged down in tactics - the number killed and wounded in every single individual battle. This book was huge. YUGE! My soundtrack for the book stands at Slayer's Behind the Crooked Cross. This was tragic on so many levels...

    ??? ??? ?????? ?? ???? ? ???? ????? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ??? 1950? ? ??? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ??????? ??...

    William Shirer?s book is an outstanding history of Adolph Hitler and the 11 year life of the Third Reich. The book was extremely interesting and I think it was because much of Shirer?s history is first hand. He was a correspondent for CBS news located in Berlin from 1934 to Decembe...

    William L. Shirer's classic examination of the Nazi era from its roots in the end of World War I to its (governmental) demise at the end of World War II is simply one of the great works of history. Built both on Shirer's own experiences as a reporter and eyewitness to Hitler's regime a...

    Finished this a while ago, but wanted to let my thoughts cogitate before writing a review. This is one of those books that I always thought that I should read, but never got round to doing. Well no excuses now, having read and thought about it - this is a very impressive, important...

    ?Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens.? -A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin ????? ?????? ?? ????? ?????? ?????? ???? ??????????? ???? ??...

    The great strength of this book is that it was written by a journalist. There is a simple narrative and clear prose. Best of all in a couple of places at least he draws upon his own experiences (for example a conversation with a General during the re-militarisation of the Rhineland and...

    My first thought at the book's end was, "I finished it!" My second thought was, "I'm not so sure I'm glad I read this." As the saying goes, ignorance is bliss. My summer spent reading this book held a dark cloud over me, which has yet to be lifted. I've spent many evenings in tears ove...

  • WarpDrive
    Dec 15, 2014

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

    I had read this book about thirty-five years ago. Since then I have gone through several books on World War II ? Churchill?s great memoirs volumes, Toland and Fest biographies of Hitler, books on the Nuremberg trials? So I thought that Shirer?s book would be a simple re-hash...

    I actually do hate this book, which would earn it 1 star according to goodreads' rating system, but my personal ethics prevent me from going quite so far. The reason I hate it, really, is because it remains wildly popular (you can find it in pretty much any bookstore that has any non-f...

    This book was a Christmas present from a friend, though I also bought a copy on the Kindle so that I could read it outside of my house without having to lug around a brick-like book with swastikas on it. The Kindle version is especially handy if you are not quite at the bring-Nazi-rela...

    This is a classic. A very detailed, almost day-by-day account of this momentous period of World history. Relevant primary sources, including documents used in Nuremberg, are persuasively referenced throughout the account. The book is an important reference to whoever is interested in...

  • Biswajit Chakraborty
    Jun 17, 2017

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

    I had read this book about thirty-five years ago. Since then I have gone through several books on World War II ? Churchill?s great memoirs volumes, Toland and Fest biographies of Hitler, books on the Nuremberg trials? So I thought that Shirer?s book would be a simple re-hash...

    I actually do hate this book, which would earn it 1 star according to goodreads' rating system, but my personal ethics prevent me from going quite so far. The reason I hate it, really, is because it remains wildly popular (you can find it in pretty much any bookstore that has any non-f...

    This book was a Christmas present from a friend, though I also bought a copy on the Kindle so that I could read it outside of my house without having to lug around a brick-like book with swastikas on it. The Kindle version is especially handy if you are not quite at the bring-Nazi-rela...

    This is a classic. A very detailed, almost day-by-day account of this momentous period of World history. Relevant primary sources, including documents used in Nuremberg, are persuasively referenced throughout the account. The book is an important reference to whoever is interested in...

    Excellent. The book is really long and goes into a lot of details, but that shouldn't be held against it. It seems like general knowledge about this subject is kept to the antisemitic atrocities, and stories tend to focus on concentration camps, military conflict, or underground mov...

    Everyone has that holy grail of a book. Some people work like dogs to finish books by the great Russian literary masters; others tough it out through the oeuvre of Steinbeck. They may not enjoy it, but, by G-d, you are not a real reader until you slam that back cover onto that tome of ...

    DNF @ 35% This is clearly very well researched and if you want a definitive book on Nazi Germany this is it. I would definitely recommend it as a college textbook. It doesn't work for me, I think mainly because through high school and college we learned so much about WWII and in par...

    The rise and fall were equally fascinating but the middle got bogged down in tactics - the number killed and wounded in every single individual battle. This book was huge. YUGE! My soundtrack for the book stands at Slayer's Behind the Crooked Cross. This was tragic on so many levels...

    ??? ??? ?????? ?? ???? ? ???? ????? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ??? 1950? ? ??? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ??????? ??...

    William Shirer?s book is an outstanding history of Adolph Hitler and the 11 year life of the Third Reich. The book was extremely interesting and I think it was because much of Shirer?s history is first hand. He was a correspondent for CBS news located in Berlin from 1934 to Decembe...

    William L. Shirer's classic examination of the Nazi era from its roots in the end of World War I to its (governmental) demise at the end of World War II is simply one of the great works of history. Built both on Shirer's own experiences as a reporter and eyewitness to Hitler's regime a...

    Finished this a while ago, but wanted to let my thoughts cogitate before writing a review. This is one of those books that I always thought that I should read, but never got round to doing. Well no excuses now, having read and thought about it - this is a very impressive, important...

    ?Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens.? -A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin ????? ?????? ?? ????? ?????? ?????? ???? ??????????? ???? ??...

  • Czarny Pies
    Mar 15, 2015

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

    I had read this book about thirty-five years ago. Since then I have gone through several books on World War II ? Churchill?s great memoirs volumes, Toland and Fest biographies of Hitler, books on the Nuremberg trials? So I thought that Shirer?s book would be a simple re-hash...

    I actually do hate this book, which would earn it 1 star according to goodreads' rating system, but my personal ethics prevent me from going quite so far. The reason I hate it, really, is because it remains wildly popular (you can find it in pretty much any bookstore that has any non-f...

    This book was a Christmas present from a friend, though I also bought a copy on the Kindle so that I could read it outside of my house without having to lug around a brick-like book with swastikas on it. The Kindle version is especially handy if you are not quite at the bring-Nazi-rela...

    This is a classic. A very detailed, almost day-by-day account of this momentous period of World history. Relevant primary sources, including documents used in Nuremberg, are persuasively referenced throughout the account. The book is an important reference to whoever is interested in...

    Excellent. The book is really long and goes into a lot of details, but that shouldn't be held against it. It seems like general knowledge about this subject is kept to the antisemitic atrocities, and stories tend to focus on concentration camps, military conflict, or underground mov...

    Everyone has that holy grail of a book. Some people work like dogs to finish books by the great Russian literary masters; others tough it out through the oeuvre of Steinbeck. They may not enjoy it, but, by G-d, you are not a real reader until you slam that back cover onto that tome of ...

    DNF @ 35% This is clearly very well researched and if you want a definitive book on Nazi Germany this is it. I would definitely recommend it as a college textbook. It doesn't work for me, I think mainly because through high school and college we learned so much about WWII and in par...

    The rise and fall were equally fascinating but the middle got bogged down in tactics - the number killed and wounded in every single individual battle. This book was huge. YUGE! My soundtrack for the book stands at Slayer's Behind the Crooked Cross. This was tragic on so many levels...

    ??? ??? ?????? ?? ???? ? ???? ????? ???? ?????? ????? ?????? ??????? ??? ???? ????? ?????? ?? ??? 1950? ? ??? ?? ??? ?????? ?? ?????? ?? ????? ??????? ??????? ??...

    William Shirer?s book is an outstanding history of Adolph Hitler and the 11 year life of the Third Reich. The book was extremely interesting and I think it was because much of Shirer?s history is first hand. He was a correspondent for CBS news located in Berlin from 1934 to Decembe...

    William L. Shirer's classic examination of the Nazi era from its roots in the end of World War I to its (governmental) demise at the end of World War II is simply one of the great works of history. Built both on Shirer's own experiences as a reporter and eyewitness to Hitler's regime a...

    Finished this a while ago, but wanted to let my thoughts cogitate before writing a review. This is one of those books that I always thought that I should read, but never got round to doing. Well no excuses now, having read and thought about it - this is a very impressive, important...

    ?Some battles are won with swords and spears, others with quills and ravens.? -A Storm of Swords, George R.R. Martin ????? ?????? ?? ????? ?????? ?????? ???? ??????????? ???? ??...

    The great strength of this book is that it was written by a journalist. There is a simple narrative and clear prose. Best of all in a couple of places at least he draws upon his own experiences (for example a conversation with a General during the re-militarisation of the Rhineland and...

    My first thought at the book's end was, "I finished it!" My second thought was, "I'm not so sure I'm glad I read this." As the saying goes, ignorance is bliss. My summer spent reading this book held a dark cloud over me, which has yet to be lifted. I've spent many evenings in tears ove...

    [image error] No matter how many times I encounter Hitler's ascendency, I still cannot help but ask - 'how could it have happened'. These events, regardless of which author you prefer to tell them, are the scariest of Hallowe'en fodder. Taking a break now for some fun, the first of...

    Is it metaphorically possible for a society to die of cancer? Can a mad man be so charismatic a genius that his personal malignancy becomes common belief? What fiendish ideas and values could drive such a development? If you know about WWII, but wonder about the source of its madnes...

    Believe it or not, I have read this massive book twice. Shirer, who spent much of the years leading up to WWII in Germany, fills in all the blanks and tells a tale of a country spiraling into madness and the ultimate failure of the "1,000 Year Reich". Suffice it to say, this is probabl...

    Le Troisime Reich des origines la chute, est un excellent livre qui a rpondu a toutes les questions sur le phnomene Nazi que posaient les gens de l'Amrique du Nord et de l'Europe de l'Ouest durant les annes cinquante. En plus il donne une interpretation du Troisime Reich...

  • Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
    Jun 28, 2017

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

    I had read this book about thirty-five years ago. Since then I have gone through several books on World War II ? Churchill?s great memoirs volumes, Toland and Fest biographies of Hitler, books on the Nuremberg trials? So I thought that Shirer?s book would be a simple re-hash...

    I actually do hate this book, which would earn it 1 star according to goodreads' rating system, but my personal ethics prevent me from going quite so far. The reason I hate it, really, is because it remains wildly popular (you can find it in pretty much any bookstore that has any non-f...

    This book was a Christmas present from a friend, though I also bought a copy on the Kindle so that I could read it outside of my house without having to lug around a brick-like book with swastikas on it. The Kindle version is especially handy if you are not quite at the bring-Nazi-rela...

    This is a classic. A very detailed, almost day-by-day account of this momentous period of World history. Relevant primary sources, including documents used in Nuremberg, are persuasively referenced throughout the account. The book is an important reference to whoever is interested in...

    Excellent. The book is really long and goes into a lot of details, but that shouldn't be held against it. It seems like general knowledge about this subject is kept to the antisemitic atrocities, and stories tend to focus on concentration camps, military conflict, or underground mov...

    Everyone has that holy grail of a book. Some people work like dogs to finish books by the great Russian literary masters; others tough it out through the oeuvre of Steinbeck. They may not enjoy it, but, by G-d, you are not a real reader until you slam that back cover onto that tome of ...

    DNF @ 35% This is clearly very well researched and if you want a definitive book on Nazi Germany this is it. I would definitely recommend it as a college textbook. It doesn't work for me, I think mainly because through high school and college we learned so much about WWII and in par...

  • 11811 (Eleven)
    Jan 05, 2017

    Well, I did it. After two years, I have finally finished this beast. The first 600 or so pages are pretty slow, but it flies after that... We all know the story- a misanthropic, racist, vegetarian, megalomaniac failed artist writes a book that taps into age-old German prejudices, se...

    Three years ago I implemented a personal tradition: to read a "Monster Classic" each year. This is my term, referring to a piece of writing that is great in reputation and girth. The how and when of it is to begin the Monster mid-summer and read it in fits and starts over the course of...

    Darkness. You boil this book down, strip it to the foundations, and what the reader finds is darkness of the human soul. Bred in the alleyways and gutters of Vienna before the first World War, this was the angry and hateful opposite of God?s shining light, the ancient shadows tha...

    Whew! After six months of exhilarating yet exhausting reading, I have finally managed to finish this massive tome - William L. Shirer's definitive account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich under the evil and mad genius, the warlord Hitler. Hitler expected that the Reich will last...

    This was the first, really serious grownup book I ever read. My sole brother being almost eight years younger and no cousins being in the States, I was virtually an only child, condemned to the weekly dinner parties of my parents and paternal grandparents and their friends, most of ...

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany, William L. Shirer The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany is a book by William L. Shirer chronicling the rise and fall of Nazi Germany from the birth of Adolf Hitler in 1889 to the end of World W...

    I went into this believing I had a well-grounded understanding of Prussian history and a basis of the Hitler regime. Ummm this book is everything I don't know. I feel way over my head. There are so many layers to peel like some history-containing onion. Shirer wrote an entire college ...

    I have a very strong feeling of enthusiasm and at the same time of aversion for this book, which I read when I was 16. William Shirer wrote a no-holds barred account of the rise of Adolf Hitler from the perspective of a fanatical (in the full sense of the word) opponent of everything H...

    Listened to as an Audible audiobook. A very detailed history of the entity of the Third Reich. It is not a biography of Hitler or a war history, but a comprehensive study of the entire organization. Shirer was witness to many events as a reporter and uses original source material. T...

    The detail with which this book deals with the Third Reich and the unspeakable evil that was Hitler's Germany is almost too much to take. Some of the discriptions, particularly towards the end of 'medical' experimentation, are simply too shocking and too challenging to read in one sitt...

    Three historical periods always have fascinated me and I usually will read anything published with regard to them. The first is The American Revolution, the second is The Civil War and the third is Nazi Germany/WWII. William Shirer has penned the definitive account of this horrendous t...

    I had read this book about thirty-five years ago. Since then I have gone through several books on World War II ? Churchill?s great memoirs volumes, Toland and Fest biographies of Hitler, books on the Nuremberg trials? So I thought that Shirer?s book would be a simple re-hash...

    I actually do hate this book, which would earn it 1 star according to goodreads' rating system, but my personal ethics prevent me from going quite so far. The reason I hate it, really, is because it remains wildly popular (you can find it in pretty much any bookstore that has any non-f...

    This book was a Christmas present from a friend, though I also bought a copy on the Kindle so that I could read it outside of my house without having to lug around a brick-like book with swastikas on it. The Kindle version is especially handy if you are not quite at the bring-Nazi-rela...

    This is a classic. A very detailed, almost day-by-day account of this momentous period of World history. Relevant primary sources, including documents used in Nuremberg, are persuasively referenced throughout the account. The book is an important reference to whoever is interested in...

    Excellent. The book is really long and goes into a lot of details, but that shouldn't be held against it. It seems like general knowledge about this subject is kept to the antisemitic atrocities, and stories tend to focus on concentration camps, military conflict, or underground mov...

    Everyone has that holy grail of a book. Some people work like dogs to finish books by the great Russian literary masters; others tough it out through the oeuvre of Steinbeck. They may not enjoy it, but, by G-d, you are not a real reader until you slam that back cover onto that tome of ...

    DNF @ 35% This is clearly very well researched and if you want a definitive book on Nazi Germany this is it. I would definitely recommend it as a college textbook. It doesn't work for me, I think mainly because through high school and college we learned so much about WWII and in par...

    The rise and fall were equally fascinating but the middle got bogged down in tactics - the number killed and wounded in every single individual battle. This book was huge. YUGE! My soundtrack for the book stands at Slayer's Behind the Crooked Cross. This was tragic on so many levels...