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A Concise History of Nazi Germany, Fourth Edition

A Concise History of Nazi Germany, Fourth Edition

by Joseph W. Bendersky

Hardcover(Fourth Edition)

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This balanced history offers a concise, readable introduction to Nazi Germany. Combining compelling narrative storytelling with analysis, Joseph W. Bendersky offers an authoritative survey of the major political, economic, and social factors that powered the rise and fall of the Third Reich. Now in its fourth edition, the book incorporates significant research of recent years, analysis of the politics of memory, postwar German controversies about World War II and the Nazi era, and more on non-Jewish victims. Delving into the complexity of social life within the Nazi state, it also reemphasizes the crucial role played by racial ideology in determining the policies and practices of the Third Reich. Bendersky paints a fascinating picture of how average citizens negotiated their way through both the threatening power behind certain Nazi policies and the strong enticements to acquiesce or collaborate. His classic treatment provides an invaluable overview of a subject that retains its historical significance and contemporary importance.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442222687
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/11/2013
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 1,003,924
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joseph W. Bendersky is professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Table of Contents

The Enduring Importance of Nazism: An Introduction
Part I: The Origins and Development of Nazism, 1919-1928
Chapter 1: Weimar Democracy in Crisis
Chapter 2: The Rise of Hitler and Nazism
Chapter 3: The Historical Roots of Nazi Ideology
Chapter 4: Party Structure, Propaganda, and Followers during the "Early Years of Struggle"
Part II: The Seizure and Consolidation of Power, 1929-1934
Chapter 5: Parliamentary Paralysis and the Nazi Breakthrough of 1930
Chapter 6: Hitler's Legal Path to Power
Chapter 7: The Pseudolegal Revolution
Part III: The Nazification of German Society, 1934-1938
Chapter 8: The Total State versus the Dual State and Polycracy
Chapter 9: Political Biology, Culture, and Society
Chapter 10: SS Terror, Anti-Semitism, and Resistance to Nazification
Part IV: The Rise and Fall of the Nazi Empire in Europe, 1933-1945
Chapter 11: The Führer as Statesman: Ideology and Foreign Policy
Chapter 12: The Führer as Warrior: Victory and Conquest
Chapter 13: From Domination to Retreat
Chapter 14: The Holocaust, Resistance, and Defeat
Part V: The Struggle for Justice and Historical Memory
Chapter 15: From Nuremberg to Vergangenheitsbewältigung
Chapter 16: The Intractable Nazi Legacy in Film: Propaganda and History

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