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Superb piece of history, always engaging,
This review is from: The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany (Paperback)
Don't let the massive size of this book intimidate you: it is a first-class piece of work and is extremely readable despite its length. Mr Shirer is arguably the most qualified person to write this book, chronicling the entire history of the Third Reich. Starting with Hitler's rise to power, Shirer goes into incredible detail as to the circumstances leading to World War II (particularly under "Book 3: The Road to War"); this is due to his accessing secret Nazi documents discovered after the war. I have yet to read Shirer's complementary piece "The Rise and Fall of Adolph Hitler" nor John Toland's book on the same subject (both of which I have heard are great historical accounts in their own right), but they are on my "To Do" list!