Modern history

The Third Reich in Power

The Third Reich in Power

The definitive account of Germany's malign transformation under Hitler's total rule and the implacable march to war

This magnificent second volume of Richard J. Evans's three-volume history of Nazi Germany was hailed by Benjamin Schwartz of the Atlantic Monthly as "the definitive English-language account... gripping and precise." It chronicles the incredible story of Germany's radical reshaping under Nazi rule. As those who were deemed unworthy to be counted among the German people were dealt with in increasingly brutal terms, Hitler's drive to prepare Germany for the war that he saw as its destiny reached its fateful hour in September 1939. The Third Reich in Power is the fullest and most authoritative account yet written of how, in six years, Germany was brought to the edge of that terrible abyss.

Preface

PROLOGUE

Part 1 - THE POLICE STATE

Chapter 2. ‘ NIGHT OF THE LONG KNIVES’

Chapter 3. REPRESSION AND RESISTANCE

Chapter 4. ‘ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE’

Chapter 5. INSTRUMENTS OF TERROR

Part 2 - THE MOBILIZATION OF THE SPIRIT

Chapter 6. ENLIGHTENING THE PEOPLE

Chapter 7. WRITING FOR GERMANY

Chapter 8. PROBLEMS OF PERSPECTIVE

Chapter 9. FROM DISCORD TO HARMONY

Part 3 - CONVERTING THE SOUL

Chapter 10. MATTERS OF FAITH

Chapter 11. CATHOLICS AND PAGANS

Chapter 12. WINNING OVER THE YOUNG

Chapter 13. ‘STRUGGLE AGAINST THE INTELLECT’

Part 4 - PROSPERITY AND PLUNDER

Chapter 14. ‘THE BATTLE FOR WORK’

Chapter 15. BUSINESS, POLITICS AND WAR

Chapter 16. ARYANIZING THE ECONOMY

Chapter 17. DIVISION OF THE SPOILS

Part 5 - BUILDING THE PEOPLE’S COMMUNITY

Chapter 18. BLOOD AND SOIL

Chapter 19. THE FATE OF THE MIDDLE CLASSES

Chapter 20. THE TAMING OF THE PROLETARIAT

Chapter 21. SOCIAL PROMISE AND SOCIAL REALITY

Part 6 - TOWARDS THE RACIAL UTOPIA

Chapter 22. IN THE SPIRIT OF SCIENCE

Chapter 23. THE NUREMBERG LAWS

Chapter 24. ‘THE JEWS MUST GET OUT OF EUROPE’

Chapter 25. THE NIGHT OF BROKEN GLASS

Part 7 - THE ROAD TO WAR

Chapter 26. FROM WEAKNESS TO STRENGTH

Chapter 27. CREATING GREATER GERMANY

Chapter 28. THE RAPE OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA

MARCH INTO THE EAST

Notes

Bibliography

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