The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany Ljud-CD – CD, 15 Juli 2010
"A monumental work, a grisly and thrilling story."-- "Theodore H. White, Pulitzer Prize-winning author"
"A splendid work of scholarship, objective in method, sound in judgment, inescapable in its conclusions."-- "New York Times Book Review"
"Expertly performed by narrator Grover Gardner. Gardner makes Shirer's thoroughly detailed text approachable through his seamless performance and fluid pacing...The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich is an epic historical text that now achieves a place of importance in the annals of the audiobook world. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award."-- "AudioFile"
"One of the most important works of history of our time."-- "New York Times"
"One of the most spectacular stories ever told."-- "John Gunther, American journalist"
William L. Shirer (1904-1993) had a distinguished career as foreign correspondent, news commentator, and historian of the contemporary world. He reported from Berlin for the Universal News Service and for CBS on the rise of the Nazis, and he covered their fall as a war correspondent. Out of these reports grew his bestsellers, Berlin Diary and The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, which has sold more copies for the Book-of-the-Month Club than any other book in the club's history.
Grover Gardner is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the Best Voices of the Century and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.
- Utgivare : Blackstone Audiobooks; Unabridged utgåvan (15 Juli 2010)
- Språk : Engelska
- ISBN-10 : 144173418X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1441734181
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It has dated in places inevitably as material is now available that wasnt available to him. In particular Shirer significantly underestimates Albert Speers role in perpetuating the war by over a year which was second only to Hitlers. I would recommend Gitta Serenys masterpiece 'Albert Speer his battle with truth' as an excellent companion book for this one.
One book covers the corruption of a nations soul. The other the corruption of a mans soul.
Each are intrinsically linked.
Since i know how it ends (lol), i didn't read the last few pages, which is something i've noticed myself doing with a lot of books i enjoyed. I don't know why, i stopped reading books when protagonists were on their deathbeds, and when nations were about to be destroyed, probably because i was too into the books.
So if you want a vivid book, this one is for you
I won't spoil it, but will just say Shirer stayed in Germany, until he decided to leave ahead of the Gestapo, who were compiling evidence on his 'spy' work.
The Berlin Years (by the same author) is also recommended.