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Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent, 1934-1941 Pocketbok – 28 Maj 2002
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The most complete news report yet to come out of war time Germany.-- "Time"
William L. Shirer (1904-94) was a newspaper correspondent and radio journalist in the years before and during World War II. His many books include the critically acclaimed bestseller The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, This Is Berlin, and The Nightmare Years.
- Utgivare : Johns Hopkins University Press; Revised ed. utgåvan (28 Maj 2002)
- Språk : Engelska
- Pocketbok : 648 sidor
- ISBN-10 : 0801870569
- ISBN-13 : 978-0801870569
- Läsarålder : 18 år och uppåt
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Berlin Diary: I strongly recommend this. It has an easily-read journalistic style that retains a certain 1940s literary rigour while not being contaminated by today's slang and clichés. It's quite informal, is full of information and insights and the pages (all 600 of them) zip by. Shirer peppers his account of the Nazi rise with many insightful vignettes on the principal Nazi thugs from AH down -- and he doesn't hesitate to refer to them as such. It's also repeatedly his observation that your next German citizen absolutely did not want war in 1939, only acquiescing glumly and, presumably, out of fear of the consequences of resisting. It's current history without the perspective of time having passed, but very accurate and perceptive for all that. Mr Shirer also displays a quite modern sense of repugnance at the Nazis and all they stand for -- and compassion for their victims. Very good indeed.
One thing leads to another.... I was sufficiently impressed by the content and style of Shirer's 'Diary' that I went and got his 1,250-page Rise and Fall of the Third Reich -- 2011 fiftieth-anniversary hardcover version. This also seems excellent.