Hitler's First Hundred Days by Peter Fritzsche audiobook

Hitler's First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich

By Peter Fritzsche
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The breathtaking rise of Hitler in 1933 -- and the making of the Nazis Amid the ravages of economic depression, Germans in the early 1930s were pulled to political extremes both left and right. Then, in the spring of 1933, Germany turned itself inside out, from a deeply divided republic into a one-party dictatorship. In Hitler's First Hundred Days, award-winning historian Peter Fritzsche offers a probing account of the pivotal moments when the majority of Germans seemed, all at once, to join the Nazis to construct the Third Reich. Fritzsche examines the events of the period -- the elections and mass arrests, the bonfires and gunfire, the patriotic rallies and anti-Jewish boycotts -- to understand both the terrifying power the National Socialists exerted over ordinary Germans and the powerful appeal of the new era they promised. Hitler's First Hundred Days is the chilling story of the beginning of the end, when one hundred days inaugurated a new thousand-year Reich.

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A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

A Literary Hub Pick of Best Reviewed Books of the Week

The breathtaking rise of Hitler in 1933 -- and the making of the Nazis


Amid the ravages of economic depression, Germans in the early 1930s were pulled to political extremes both left and right. Then, in the spring of 1933, Germany turned itself inside out, from a deeply divided republic into a one-party dictatorship. In Hitler's First Hundred Days, award-winning historian Peter Fritzsche offers a probing account of the pivotal moments when the majority of Germans seemed, all at once, to join the Nazis to construct the Third Reich. Fritzsche examines the events of the period -- the elections and mass arrests, the bonfires and gunfire, the patriotic rallies and anti-Jewish boycotts -- to understand both the terrifying power the National Socialists exerted over ordinary Germans and the powerful appeal of the new era they promised.


Hitler's First Hundred Days is the chilling story of the beginning of the end, when one hundred days inaugurated a new thousand-year Reich.


Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fritzsche’s 101 days certainly capture the scale of the upheaval and a swiftly coalescing sense of where the new Germany was headed.” New York Times Book Review
“There’s something particularly clarifying about the hundred-days framing, especially as it’s presented in this elegant and sobering book, which shows how an unimaginable political transformation can happen astonishingly quickly.” New York Times
“Fritzsche opens his book with a gripping fly-on-the-wall account of the meeting in which the Make Germany Great Again conservatives, who had the ear of Paul von Hindenburg, the ailing president, decided to make Adolf Hitler chancellor.” Air Mail
“Hitler had little trouble destroying German democracy, and this fine history describes how he did it…A painful but expert historical account.” Kirkus Reviews
“Fritzsche successfully weaves in excerpts from letters and interviews, providing firsthand accounts of German people grappling with a new world order…Everyone concerned about the rise of nationalism, the impact of extreme partisanship, and preserving democracy should read this insightful book.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Thoroughly researched and elegantly written…A stark reminder of the blandishments of power.” Saul Friedlander, professor emeritus of history at UCLA and author of Nazi Germany and the Jews
“If you have ever wanted to gain a better understanding of when, how, and why a critical mass of Germans turned themselves over to a pathological populist ideologue like Adolf Hitler…this is the book for you. Solidly researched and gracefully written, acclaimed historian Peter Fritzsche’s Hitler’s First Hundred Days is also timely, very timely indeed.” David Clay Large, author of Berlin and Where Ghosts Walked: Munich’s Road to the Third Reich

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Author Bio: Peter Fritzsche

Author Bio: Peter Fritzsche

Peter Fritzsche is the W. D. & Sarah E. Trowbridge professor of history at the University of Illinois and the author of numerous books, including An Iron Wind: Europe under Hitler and the award-winning Life and Death in the Third Reich.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 14.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English