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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14.68 Hours Unabridged
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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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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

“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 ten previous books, including An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler and the award-winning Life and Death in the Third Reich. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.

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