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A Concise History of Nazi Germany

A Concise History of Nazi Germany

by Joseph W. Bendersky
A Concise History of Nazi Germany

A Concise History of Nazi Germany

by Joseph W. Bendersky

Hardcover(Fifth 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 fifth 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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ISBN-13: 9781538140826
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/28/2020
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Chronology Nazism and the Contemporary World: Meaningful and Dubious Historical Parallels Part One: The Origins and Development of Nazism, 1919–1928 1 Weimar Democracy in Crisis 2 The Rise of Hitler and Nazism 3 The Historical Roots of Nazi Ideology 4 Party Structure, Propaganda, and Followers during the “Early Years of Struggle” Part Two: The Seizure and Consolidation of Power, 1929–1934 5 Parliamentary Paralysis and the Nazi Breakthrough of 1930 6 Hitler’s Legal Path to Power 7 The Pseudolegal Revolution Part Three: The Nazification of German Society, 1934–1938 8 The Total State versus the Dual State and Polycracy 9 Political Biology, Culture, and Society 10 SS Terror, Anti-Semitism, and Resistance to Nazification Part Four: The Rise and Fall of the Nazi Empire in Europe, 1933–1945 11 The Führer as Statesman: Ideology and Foreign Policy 12 The Führer as Warrior: Victory and Conquest 13 From Domination to Retreat 14 The Holocaust, Resistance, and Defeat Afterword: From Nuremberg to Vergangenheitsbewältigung Appendix: The Intractable Nazi Legacy in Film: Propaganda and History Subjects Recommended for Reading and Research Index About the Author

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