The Collapse of the Third Republic by William L. Shirer audiobook

The Collapse of the Third Republic: An Inquiry into the Fall of France in 1940

By William L. Shirer
Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Publishing 9780671203375
48.17 Hours Unabridged
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As an international war correspondent and radio commentator, William L. Shirer didn’t just research the fall of France. He was there. In just six weeks, he watched the Third Reich topple one of the world’s oldest military powers—and institute a rule of terror and paranoia. Based on in-­person conversation with the leaders, diplomats, generals, and ordinary citizens who both shaped the events of this time and lived through them on a daily basis, Shirer shapes a compelling account of historical events—without losing sight of the personal experience. From the heroic efforts of the Freedom Fighters to the tactical military misjudgments that caused the fall and the daily realities of life for French citizens under Nazi rule, this fascinating and exhaustively documented account from one of the twentieth century’s most important historians makes the events of the fall accessible to a younger audience in vivid and memorable style.

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Summary

Summary

As an international war correspondent and radio commentator, William L. Shirer didn’t just research the fall of France. He was there. In just six weeks, he watched the Third Reich topple one of the world’s oldest military powers—and institute a rule of terror and paranoia.

Based on in-­person conversation with the leaders, diplomats, generals, and ordinary citizens who both shaped the events of this time and lived through them on a daily basis, Shirer shapes a compelling account of historical events—without losing sight of the personal experience.

From the heroic efforts of the Freedom Fighters to the tactical military misjudgments that caused the fall and the daily realities of life for French citizens under Nazi rule, this fascinating and exhaustively documented account from one of the twentieth century’s most important historians makes the events of the fall accessible to a younger audience in vivid and memorable style.

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by Odin 10/25/2019
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History made as exciting as any fictional epic.

Mr. Shirer delivers a fascinating and detailed fall of the Third Republic, but as read by the incomparable Grover Gardner, history is given a finely polished gem of a listen-to. Mr. Shirer, one of this country’s most revered historians and journalist, has given us a monumental piece of non-fiction that leaves no anecdote or contributing character and incident behind. The bulk of the book covers the times from September 1939 to June 1940 when the French army fights valiantly for the preservation of their homeland, only be defeated by Hitler, largely due to incompetence on the part of their senior officers. Mr. Gardner keeps the listener glued to the speaker as he makes this massive book fly by as a page-turner. For history and sound journalistic aficionados, this is a must listen-to.

Author

Author Bio: William L. Shirer

Author Bio: William L. Shirer

William L. Shirer (1904–1993) was an American journalist and war correspondent. He wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, a history of Nazi Germany that has been read by many and cited in scholarly works for more than fifty years and was #1 New York Times bestseller. Originally a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and the International News Service, he was the first reporter hired by Edward R. Murrow for what would become a CBS radio team of journalists known as “Murrow’s Boys.” He reported from Berlin for the Universal News Service and for CBS on the rise of the Nazis, and he covered their fall as a war correspondent. Out of these reports grew his other New York Times bestsellers Berlin Diary, The Nightmare Years, End of a Berlin Diary, Midcentury Journey, and The Collapse of the Third Republic. The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich sold more copies for the Book-of-the-Month Club than any other book in the club’s history.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 48.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English