The Third Reich: A New History

The Third Reich: A New History

A Major Study of One of the Twentieth Century's Darkest Periods Until now there has been no up-to-date, one-volume, international history of Nazi Germany, despite its being among the most studied phenomena of our time. The Third Reich restores a broad perspective and intellectual unity to issues that have become academic subspecialties and offers a brilliant new interpretat A Major Study of One of the Twentieth Century's Darkest Periods Until now there has been no up-to-date, one-volume...

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Title:The Third Reich: A New History
Author:Michael Burleigh
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Genres:History
ISBN:The Third Reich: A New History
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:992 pages pages

The Third Reich: A New History Reviews

  • James Spencer
    Oct 13, 2013
    I actually had trouble deciding whether this was a three star or a five star effort (it is certainly too good to be less than three). The book is subtitled "A New History" but this is not a normal history of Hitler's Germany at all. Rather it is review of what the author calls the "pol...
  • Kristin
    Feb 17, 2017
    Super convoluted. Seems predicated by the premise that reader already has a decent knowledge of the history of Germany. Probably best suited to a researcher. ...
  • Simon
    Jul 13, 2013
    This is one of the best histories of Nazi Germany I have ever read. The chapter on eugenics is excellent. ...
  • Michael
    Jan 15, 2012
    To begin with: this book is not what expected or hoped for. In my life as a reviewer and student of the Third Reich, I am often asked for a book that will serve as an introduction for interested individuals with no training in history, who want something better than the History Channel...
  • Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly
    Nov 01, 2018
    An extremely dissatisfied people. The economy has tanked and there are grumblings everywhere. The government is perceived to be corrupt and incompetent. Many have lost their jobs and those who have not worked before cannot find any. The country had lost a war, with massive loss of live...
  • Samantha
    Apr 17, 2009
    Not for the faint of heart, a complex history of the Third Reich with an incredible amount of detail. Not for bed time reading or to just dip into. An incredibly depressing but fascinating account of man?s inhumanity to man and not just from the Nazis themselves many countries inflic...
  • Lewis Weinstein
    Dec 06, 2012
    I have read the first 130+ pages, until 1930. This is an excellent history, written after most of the other standards. The author is not reluctant to express his opinion. Here are a few quotes ... ... German elites and masses of ordinary people chose to abdicate their individual cri...
  • David
    Oct 31, 2009
    Long and dense, but worth it. Compelling argues how Nazism became the equivilent of a state religion. ...
  • Jamie Rose
    May 19, 2012
    Finally done. This book is an immaculately researched and hugely informative study of the insanity underpinning the Nazi era. The story is even more squalid and grimy than I knew and in the parade of horrors that ensued is so staggering in scale that the overall effect is predictably q...
  • Ryan
    Jan 19, 2015
    As brilliantly successful as it is staggeringly ambitious, Burleigh's "New History" of the Third Reich is rightly regarded as a classic work of history. Not for the faint of heart, both because of the material he covers and the sheer scope and resultant page count. This is no mere surv...
  • Peter Williams
    Aug 26, 2018
    Finished! Not easy. Worthwhile (just). Pleased I had read Kershaw first. Understandable anger and disgust about the politics and actions of the Third Reich. Found the occasional snide asides about people tangential to the main story a little shallow. Likes to use obscure (to me) words!...
  • Dan Cohen
    Jul 19, 2018
    Very good history book - does what it says on the tin. ...
  • Juan-Pablo
    Aug 08, 2011
    This is not a book of detailed accounts of events, characters, and military success and failure of the Third Reich. It is neither a Hitler-centered overview of his dictatorship. This is a book of insightful interpretation on how the carefully crafted Nazi propaganda replaced religion i...
  • Nial
    Aug 27, 2014
    A very in depth read that goes into the details that other books do not.Be warned though, this assumes that the reader has prior knowledge of the main facts and then delves deeper into how things actually worked in the Third Reich.It brings up a load of forgotten heroes that history de...
  • Jussarian
    Nov 06, 2011
    An excellent and thorough review of the Third Reich. I especially liked the moral outlook of the history: the leading figures of Nazism are not made out to be super villians, but seen as weak and frightened and unsuccessful men, full of issues, with a new big stick to beat the world wi...
  • Anne Cupero
    May 19, 2013
    I have read a great deal about the Third Reich and I find that this book should not be your first but it is by far one of the best. Erudite language and very recent research (Fallada for example) makes it a terrific addition to Shirer, Friedlander, et al. ...
  • Mike Love
    Nov 26, 2012
    I think this came out around 2000 because I remember reading it in hard back in about 2001. Ten years on just re-read it on my Kindle. that's progress for you. I still think this is one of the very best accounts of the rise and fall of Nazi Germany. it is awe inspiring in its breadth...
  • Monique
    Dec 05, 2014
    Growing up as a lover of modern history, I always had a permanent etching of what a Nazi solider looked like. Popular culture dictated to me an image of an imposing machine who was the embodiment of the Angel of Death. He was the tall, aquiline gazing, blond-haired and blue eyed man cl...
  • Scott
    Jul 17, 2012
    A worthy companion to Shirer, with additional insight and analysis ...
  • Michael Pugh
    Apr 30, 2013
    The claims made on the rear cover of this book, an example being, "However familiar with the story you may think you are, this book will surprise you" were true, I found. This book is one of, if not the best book on history that I have read - its accessibility, its clarity, its interpr...
  • Windsor
    Jun 28, 2014
    A great book that doesn't focus on the military for a change. Coming from a military obsessed scholar, it's a refreshing change. Most of the details in the book aren't shocking to me, being an avid fan of third Reich history. This book does shed light on how horrible not just Hitler is...
  • Chris
    Apr 16, 2017
    This took more time than anticipated, both because of the enormity of the subject matter and material, and because of Burleigh's challenging, almost literary writing style--which can test readers already exhausted by the emotionally and statistically weighty subject. This is not your a...
  • Robert
    May 05, 2018
    THIS is a thorough research! For the fans of the movie "Valkyrie" (2008.), here is an excerpt from the book: "Two final observations might be made about the plot that failed, since it is sometimes seen as a case of acting at ten to twelve, or as doomed to failure. In the nine months ...
  • Tanel Pärss
    Mar 28, 2018
    Great account about the internal workings and atrocities of 3rd Reich and the nazi regime - only question that remains after reading it, is whether some day somewhere the breakdown of civility at that level can happen again. I would not put my money against it... ...
  • Brian Kenny
    Apr 04, 2013
    A very informative account of the entire history of the third Reich from its rise and fall. A book that is popular with academics and students, generally people that have an interest in this dark period. The most detailed book available which is well researched on every single aspect o...
  • Sami Eerola
    Aug 26, 2018
    A bit too partial for my taste (Nazis where pieces of shit) but still a comprehensible book about the history of Nazi-Germany. The most refreshing thing about this book, is that the writer is a bit right wing, so here he scolds communists a bit, writing that their terrorism in Weimar R...
  • Alfredo González
    Jan 24, 2017
    Excellent book. A different view o the nazi ideology. ...
  • Gonzalo Rodriguez Garcia
    Jun 20, 2019
    From the very beginning, I knew this was going to be a hard book for me to read. Call me cultural relativist, Soviet apologist, whataboutist or anything you want. I think most of the people use the word ?totalitarian? as a catchall for governments they do not like. That is not to s...
  • Robert Adlam
    Apr 10, 2019
    VERY disappointing! Reads like an opinion piece. Not long into the book you know the author's political leanings. About a third of the way through the book I thought 'Maybe this is Michael Burleigh's Mein Kampf'! Interesting opinions, but too many factual inaccuracies and too few citat...
  • Philip Talmage
    Aug 07, 2018
    No-one who has read this book would wonder why the Nazis did not surrender once it was clear that they could no longer win. Nor could they imagine that the holocaust was some kind of mythic exaggeration. Or that, somehow, it might have been possible for ordinary Germans to have mounted...