The Third Reich in Power, 1933 - 1939: How the Nazis Won Over the Hearts and Minds of a Nation

The Third Reich in Power, 1933 - 1939: How the Nazis Won Over the Hearts and Minds of a Nation Richard J. Evans
  • Title: The Third Reich in Power, 1933 - 1939: How the Nazis Won Over the Hearts and Minds of a Nation
  • Author: Richard J. Evans
  • ISBN: 9780141009766
  • Page: 279
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  • The Third Reich in Power, 1933 - 1939: How the Nazis Won Over the Hearts and Minds of a Nation Richard J. Evans The Third Reich in Power How the Nazis Won Over the Hearts and Minds of a Nation The second book in his acclaimed trilogy on the rise and fall of Nazi Germany Richard J Evans The Third Reich in Power How the Nazis Won Over the Hearts and Minds of a Nation explores how Hitler turn
    The second book in his acclaimed trilogy on the rise and fall of Nazi Germany, Richard J Evans The Third Reich in Power How the Nazis Won Over the Hearts and Minds of a Nation explores how Hitler turned Germany from a vibrant democracy into a one party state.Before Hitler seized power in 1933, Germany had been famous for its sophistication and complexity So how was itThe second book in his acclaimed trilogy on the rise and fall of Nazi Germany, Richard J Evans The Third Reich in Power How the Nazis Won Over the Hearts and Minds of a Nation explores how Hitler turned Germany from a vibrant democracy into a one party state.Before Hitler seized power in 1933, Germany had been famous for its sophistication and complexity So how was it possible for a group of ideological obsessives to re mould it into a one party state directed at war and race hate How did the Nazis win over the hearts and minds of Germany s citizens, twist science, religion and culture, and transform the country s politics to achieve total dominance so quickly From the Nuremberg Laws to the Olympic Games, Kristallnacht to the Hitler Youth, this gripping account shows how a whole population became enmeshed in a dictatorship that was consumed by hatred and driven by war Impressive perceptive humane Ian Kershaw Excellent powerful it makes an indelible impression Robert Service, Sunday Times Likely to be the standard work for some years to come Spectator Books of the Year A rich and detailed description of just what the Third Reich did in every compartment of the state and every corner of society Evans s magisterial study should be on our shelves for a long time to come Economist Written with great style and human sympathy Daily Telegraph Books of the Year Evans brilliantly conveys how the Fuhrer reignited Germans pride as he led them to catastrophe Neal Ascherson, ObserverSir Richard J Evans is Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University His previous books include In Defence of History, Telling Lies about Hitler and the companions to this title, The Coming of the Third Reich and The Third Reich at War.
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    About Richard J. Evans


    1. He was born in London, of Welsh parentage, and is now Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Gonville Caius College Evans has also taught at the University of Stirling, University of East Anglia and Birkbeck College, London Having been a Visiting Professor in History at Gresham College during 2008 09, he is now the Gresham Professor of Rhetoric.He was educated at Forest School Walthamstow , Jesus College, Oxford, and St Antony s College, Oxford In a 2004 interview, Evans has stated that during frequent visits to Wales during his childhood inspired both an interest in history and a sense of otherness.


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    1. The Third Reich in Power, by Richard J Evans, is the second book in Evans Third Reich trilogy on the rise and fall of the Nazi s in Germany The book takes place after the events of his last book, titled The Coming of the Third Reich, which focuses primarily on the ideological background and rising nationalism and fascism in Germany in the 1920 s and early 1930 s His second book focuses primarily on the Third Reich in power in Germany as the title may suggest from 1933, until the outbreak of WWII [...]

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    2. This is a splendid book Without obsessing over the brutality and sadism of individual Nazi party members, this book provides a complete and unnerving account of how the Nazis, after coming in power, won the support of German people It also vividly portrays the important contribution of Joseph Goebbels, the Reich Propaganda minister, in mobilizing the people to a war for the Living space I am simply swept away by the coherent representation of the details of the Nazi regime I am surprised to find [...]

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    3. The 2nd volume in Richard Evans trilogy on the Third Reich Comprehensive and meticulously researched Well written Not quite as interesting to me as the first volume which focused on how and why German democracy devolved into a violent terrorist regime.This volume focuses on how the Nazis consolidated power from 33 39 and the kind of policies they enacted, their coercive methods, and how they ran their police state I ve read some interesting critiques that Evans seems to overemphasize the Nazis c [...]

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    4. I am reading parts of this book whenever the history converges with the plot as I write the sequel to my recently published novel A Flood of Evil It is excellent.

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    5. This is a detailed and sociological analysis of Hitler and the Nazi regime s years in power prior to the outbreak of war in 1939.The author pursues various themes Germany as a police state, the suppression and take over of all media, the struggle with the Churches, the appropriation of business and putting it on a war footing, the indoctrination and manipulation of the people by the Hitler Youth, subsidized vacations , the war against German Jews for the support of racial purification and finall [...]

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    6. This book is a bit harder to read though it reads well than vol I largely because of its subject matter which, until the final chapter, necessarily takes a topical approach and because so much of the specifics of fascist and nazi social organization such as the educational organization, the Italian s dopolavoro and Germany s Kraft durch Freude, social policy, etc etc offers this reader at least the picture of a vast and squalid tedium For all that, there of much of great interest, pertinent and [...]

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    7. This describes Nazi Germany during the so called peacetime period, picking up where the first volume left off, and going all the way up to the start of World War II in 1939 view spoiler BLURB The second work in a planned three volume series after 2004 s Coming of the Third Reich this book starts with the Nazis complete assumption of power and creation of a one party state in 1933, and goes to September 1939 and the beginning of World War II In sharp detail, Evans shows how Hitler seized upon his [...]

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    8. 1938 it had become clear that the neglect of intellectual abilities was causing serious problems, since a large proportion of the pupils could not grasp even the fairly basic political ideas that the teachers were trying to transmit to them Is anti intellectualism the designed obsolescence of totalitarianism At the Belgian border crossing, huge numbers of rabbits appear one day and declare that they are political refugees The Gestapo wants to arrest all giraffes as enemies of the state But you r [...]

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    9. This is the second of three volumes in Richard Evans s massive history of the Third Reich I noted in my review of the first volume of this trilogy, The Coming of the Third Reich, that Evans does not offer revisionist history, and that the same bad people do the same bad things that anyone who has read about this period already knows about That statement is true of this volume as well, but the difference is that this middle period is less well known than the other periods Evans covers, so this vo [...]

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    10. The second book in a trilogy has a hard job to fulfill it delineates most of the meat and bones of its subject matter, without either the newness and excitement of the introductory volume, or the anticipation of a satisfactory conclusion, waiting to be experienced in the third That being said, this book is indispensable to understanding how in six and a half short years, Hitler and his associates were able to transform Germany from an economically ravaged, morally, emotionally and physically dep [...]

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    11. I read this book and the third book of this series back to back, and so this review pertains to both to some extent If I could, I would give this series 4.5 stars or 4.75 stars Evans work really is excellent The primary strength of this trilogy is how it focuses on the experience of the Germans before and during the war For the first time in all my reading on WWII, I have a real sense of what it was like to have lived in Nazi Germany My only real issue with the books is that there is a great dea [...]

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    12. There are, I doubt it not, shorter histories of The Third Reich, but none better.Authoritative, exhaustive and thoroughly, mind bogglingly fascinating from the first word to the last, The Third Reich series, this being as consistent as The Coming of The Third Reich, is a look at what happened, rarely, as far as I could tell, delving into the nuances of the why That is surely meant for the reader to do, that s what I was doing all the way through For any reasonable person the paths will all lead [...]

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    13. The Third Reich in Power is the 2d volume of Richard J Evans s comprehensive trilogy detailing the history of Nazi Germany To say that this volume of 826 pages of text and notes covers only 6 years 1933 to 1939 gives you some idea of how thorough this history is This volume has to concern itself with how the new Nazi government solidified its philosophical dominance over the German people, the many steps taken toward rearmament, and, late in the decade, the political maneuvering which brought ab [...]

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    14. With the same ability to avoid easy stereotyping that was evident in the first book, this book also provides a very nuanced overview of exactly how the Nazis took over the hearts and minds of the German people, but also demonstrates the limits of all that, which were a lot evident a lot earlier than you would think.What perhaps interests me most is the clues you get from this book in terms of how early the Nazi s did begin to lose steam Quite evidently already by 1936 a certain level of fatigue [...]

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    15. Meticulously researched and lucidly presented, the second installment in Richard J Evans Third Reich trilogy following The Coming of the Third Reich is a rigorous tour of life under the Reich up to the end of 1939 This is not for those readers who lack prior knowledge of the Third Reich or the political landscape of Europe following the Treaty of Versailles, and it should optimally be read only after reading The Coming of the Third Reich That said, for those readers unintimidated by its dense, d [...]

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    16. Like The Coming of the Third Reich, Evans presents us with a second volume of exhaustive work An instant reference work, it leaves no stone unturned and gives a really accurate and detailed image of the transformation of the german society from 1933 to 1939.Where it suffers though it s a rather heavy word is that, because the era is arguably not as interesting as the one preceding it in the first volume of Evan s work, some times it becomes a bit tedious unless you re a sociology scholar or some [...]

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    17. The second in a series of three The first covers the Nazi Party before it came to power, this one covers prewar Germany, and the next will cover 1936 1945 I just dove right in without having read the first one it was still good It looks at different aspects of German society on a chapter by chapter basis Particularly interesting were the chapters on law under the Nazis which shows how arbitrarily they exercised their power, and legitimized terror by deemphasizing reason as a basis for legislatio [...]

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    18. Not exactly the kind of book one sits around and discusses with your colleagues My fascination with the rise of the Third Reich and how an entire nation succumbed to the total arrogance of power How a small band of right wing radicals could wrap themselves in family values, nationalism, use fear to motivate and blame, and in a very short time take over a nation needs attention paid to it Every page leads me to wonder about the occurring circumstances taking place at the time Once the inertia of [...]

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    19. Fans of William Shirer s classic Rise and Fall of the Third Reich might be disappointed by Cambridge historian Richard J Evans s ongoing history of Nazi power This second volume is not a gripping yarn of Hitler s cult of personality but an evenhanded, intensively researched, synthesized history That said, it s no stuffy academic tome the New York Times Book Review dubs Evans an Heir to a British tradition of dons who write engagingly for a broad public A few reviewers take aesthetic umbrage at t [...]

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    20. Indespensieble for anyone interested in grappling with how the Nazi regime operated as it worked to obliterate civil society in order to form a new Germany in which only the individual and the state retained substance A remarkable study of both the importance and fragility of mediating institutions, and the great peril that attends their destruction.

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    21. Evans traces the history of the Third Reich in the years leading up to the Second World War The book is extremely readable In fact, it is engrossing Evans shows the effects of the Third Reich not only on minority groups but also on the every day Germans, answering the question about how the Reich was able to do what it did.

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    23. Lacks the urgency of Book 1 only because it ditches a chronological structure in favor of a topic by topic exploration of what life in the Reich was like from 33 39 Consequently interest might wane if you happen to be less into composers or philosophy or economics or whatever subject I thought it was pretty much all fascinating.

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    24. Net als het eerste deel in deze reeks een uitstekend overzicht van de geschiedenis van Nazi Duitsland Dit deel betreft de jaren tussen Hitler s Rijkskanselierschap and het uitbreken van de Tweede Wereld oorlog met de invasie van Polen Verscheidene aspecten van de Nazi heerschappij worden thematisch besproken, zodat per onderwerp chronologisch kan uitgelegd worden wat het Derde Rijk deed, waarom, in welke context, etc Ik kan dit boek ten zeerste aanraden voor iedereen die ge nteresseerd is in de [...]

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    25. After a very weak opening volume to his trilogy history of the Third Reich, Richard Evans finds his top form in The Third Reich in Power Evans shows how the Nazi Regime affected all the many aspects of German society music, literature, manufacturing, education, religion, architecture, banking, etc The comprehensiveness is astounding In many cases the material was entirely new to me Evans book has a fascinating section on Nazi agricultural policy and an analysis of the Entailment Act 0f 1933 whic [...]

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    26. The second book in Evans trilogy on the Nazi regime in Germany is a worthy successor to The Coming of the Third Reich , providing a slightly less compelling read, but a deeper experience The flaws if they can be called that rest in the great breadth of the subject matter, as the writing remains a strong point driving the reader deeper into the reign of tyranny in the 1930s The Third Reich in Power deals with the short period of time between the seizure of power in 1933 and the invasion of Poland [...]

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    27. Richard J Evans The Third Reich in Power, volume two of his The Third Reich Trilogy, examines the Third Reich from its acquisition of power to the outbreak of the Second World War This is a very good and updated reading of the Reich s time in power before the beginning of the war What somewhat mars the reading is a single point the people of Germany did not, in the author s opinion, have a deep commitment to the Nazis The notion is that though the support was broad it was not deep Think of the i [...]

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    28. As one who lived in Germany for a couple years and has deep family roots in Switzerland and Germany, I have been fascinated with the question of how Hitler and National Socialism could happen My study of the Third Reich began with Ian Kershaw s superb two volume biography of Hitler, which as a matter of course explored the ins and outs of the NSDAP, and WWII Evan s three volume exploration of the Third Reich added much to my understanding of this brief period of European history Of the three vol [...]

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    29. Let s seeHitler s eliminated many rivals, both in and out of the party, and locked up lots of opposition The camps are starting, but they re not up to the Jews yet Right now, they re onto the asocials if you haven t worked in a few months during the economic depression, remember you could be sent to the work camps at Dachau or Mauthausen, for example, to work the quarries for the stone to erect the new buildings of the fascist architecture for an indefinite period of time That improves the Maste [...]

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