Military history

The Third Reich at War

The Third Reich at War

An absorbing, revelatory, and definitive account of one of the greatest tragedies in human history

Adroitly blending narrative, description, and analysis, Richard J. Evans portrays a society rushing headlong to self-destruction and taking much of Europe with it. Interweaving a broad narrative of the war's progress from a wide range of people, Evans reveals the dynamics of a society plunged into war at every level. The great battles and events of the conflict are here, but just as telling is Evans's re- creation of the daily experience of ordinary Germans in wartime. At the center of the book is the Nazi extermi­nation of the Jews. The final book in Richard J. Evan's three-volume history of Hitler's Germany, hailed "a masterpiece" by The New York Times, The Third Reich at War lays bare the most momentous and tragic years of the Nazi regime.

Preface

Part 1 - ‘BEASTS IN HUMAN FORM’

Chapter 1. LIGHTNING VICTORY

Chapter 2. THE NEW RACIAL ORDER

Chapter 3. ‘A DREADFUL RABBLE’

Chapter 4. ‘LIFE UNWORTHY OF LIFE’

Part 2 - FORTUNES OF WAR

Chapter 5. ‘THE WORK OF PROVIDENCE’

Chapter 6. ‘PATHOLOGICAL AMBITION’

Chapter 7. OPERATION BARBAROSSA

Chapter 8. IN THE TRACKS OF NAPOLEON

Part 3 - ‘THE FINAL SOLUTION’

Chapter 9. ‘NO PITY, NOTHING’

Chapter 10. LAUNCHING GENOCIDE

Chapter 11. THE WANNSEE CONFERENCE

Chapter 12. ‘LIKE SHEEP TO THE SLAUGHTER’

Part 4 - THE NEW ORDER

Chapter 13. THE SINEWS OF WAR

Chapter 14. ‘NO BETTER OFF THAN PIGS’

Chapter 15. UNDER THE NAZI HEEL

Chapter 16. TOTAL WAR

Part 5 - ‘THE BEGINNING OF THE END’

Chapter 17. GERMANY IN FLAMES

Chapter 18. THE LONG RETREAT

Chapter 19. ‘HELL HAS BROKEN OUT’

Chapter 20. A NEW ‘TIME OF STRUGGLE’

Part 6 - GERMAN MORALITIES

Chapter 21. FEAR AND GUILT

Chapter 22. CULTURES OF DESTRUCTION

Chapter 23. DEADLY SCIENCE

Chapter 24. RESISTANCE

Part 7 - DOWNFALL

Chapter 25. ‘A LAST SPARK OF HOPE’

Chapter 26. ‘ W E ’ L L TAKE A WORLD WITH U S’

Chapter 27. THE FINAL DEFEAT

Chapter 28. AFTERMATH

Notes

Bibliography

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