William L. Shirer (Read) The Nightmare Years 1930 1940


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    I really enjoyed this breezy account of life as a foreign correspondent living through the tumult of 1930s Europe et al S

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    Written in the 1980's well after Shirer's place in journalistic history had been cemented with The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich Reads largely as an expanded annotated version of his Berlin Diaries which are at times extensively uoted Given that some of this material was also reproduced in Rise and Fall this is the t

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    Shirer captures this bewildering time I get the feeling he still was digesting at the end of his life the bafflement of the phenomenon such as the rise of the Nazis The movement was grotesue and full of buffoons and bully boys yet it captured a country and for a time a huge swath of Europe How do such mass movem

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    This is a good read and taken for what it is part of Shirer's memoirs it is excellent If you are looking for a dry straight up analysis or history of the lead up to WWII this isn't it If you are looking for a first person I wuz there account from a guy who was lucky enough to be everywhere history was being made in Europe in the

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    Actually I re read this book which I do periodically in order to remind myself of the whirlwind that swept Europe and Asia in the 1930s In the early thirties Shirer traveled and reported events in India and Afganistan Shirer lived p

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    Very interesting book I've previously read Shirer's famous book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich I'd also read his Berlin Diaries which was just the publication of the diaries he kept during the time period he lived in Berlin u

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    This book is an eyewitness account by former American foreign reporter William L Shirer of Europe and Germany as Hitler and the Nazis came to power and began World War II As such it offers some great insights into how Hitler twisted facts or even made them up for a gullible German public and spineless leaders of England and France during that period Shirer also offers personality sketches of German and other European officials w

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    While the first volume of Shirer's autobiography The Start is primarily personal the second The Nightmare Years has his personal life almost submerged in the events he covered as a journalist these being primarily the Indian struggle for independence and the Nazi rise to power in central Europe much of which wa

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    For all of Shirere's academic restraint in writing the totally objective Rise and Fall of the Third Reich here he lets all spill out like guts on the floor He is 180 degrees opposite and resorts to name calling insults and strong opinions of the despicable Nazis he met and worked with while he was a radio correspondent there Interesting

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    Although written by a journalist rather than a historian this hefty book does a great job of making history com

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His family as the world lurched inexorably towards war'More than any conventional history book Shirer's memoirs let a reader relive history' People'A superb journalistShirer was close enough to Hitler to feel the Nazi leader's messianic personal forceAn unusually fine book' Time'No one ever did to explain the rise of the Nazis' Barbara Tuchman'An outstanding achievement of journalistic history; indeed it is the best kind of accurate and absorbing history' Washington Post. This book is an eyewitness account by former American foreign reporter William L Shirer of Europe and Germany as Hitler and the Nazis came to power and began World War II As such it offers some great insights into how Hitler twisted facts or even made them up for a gullible German public and spineless leaders of England and France during that period Shirer also offers personality sketches of German and other European officials whom he met and knew over the course of the decade All in all it s a great study of this nightmare period in world history and offers great lessons for later times Captain Wentworths Persuasion inexorably towards war'More than any conventional history book Shirer's memoirs let a reader relive history' People'A superb journalistShirer was close enough to Hitler to feel the Nazi leader's messianic personal forceAn unusually fine book' Time'No one ever did to explain the rise of the Nazis' Barbara Tuchman'An outstanding achievement of journalistic history; Canu Cynnar indeed La bondad de los extraños it Willy the Wizard is the best kind of accurate and absorbing history' Washington Post. This book Off-side is an eyewitness account by former American foreign reporter William L Shirer of Europe and Germany as Hitler and the Nazis came to power and began World War II As such Esclava Medieval: La Sumisión retorcida en Placer por un Matrimonio de Conveniencia (Novela Romántica y Erótica en Español: Fantasía nº 1) (Spanish Edition) it offers some great Enséñame más insights Wonder (The Books of Marvella, into how Hitler twisted facts or even made them up for a gullible German public and spineless leaders of England and France during that period Shirer also offers personality sketches of German and other European officials whom he met and knew over the course of the decade All Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set in all The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase it s a great study of this nightmare period The Tunnel in world history and offers great lessons for later times

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As European correspondent for a number of American newspapers during the 1930s William L Shirer witnessed at first hand many of the pivotal events in the buildup to World War II At the Nuremberg rallies when Hitler roared through the streets celebrating his newly won domination of Germany Shirer was there In Munich as Chamberlain abandoned the Czechs Shirer was there In Vienna during the night of the Anschluss in Berlin when Hitler loosed his Blitzkrieg on Poland and bega. I really enjoyed this breezy account of life as a foreign correspondent living through the tumult of 1930s Europe et al Shirer lived a fascinating lifeseemed to be in the right place at the right time andI think he is adeuately objective given the emotional subject matter When I say breezy I say so only as compared with true scholarly historical accountsas bloated as the historiography is I am refreshed by this primary source As an American reader that has spent a good amount of time overseas I appreciate Shirer s intellectual honestyalthough it can be a bit boorish He really captures the emotional confusion of a stranger living in a strange landand returning home to America only to feel out of place I really enjoyed the sometimes harsh appraisals of the whole Nazi leadership as well as colleagues diplomats friends and pretty much everyone except his wife At any rate I cannot think of a entertaining read of early Nazism and interwar France than this book

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N the war Shirer was there Through articles broadcasts and translations of Hitler's speeches Shirer tirelessly tried to warn the world of the terrible evil that was growing in Germany The Nightmare Years a No I bestseller when first published in America in 1984 is not only the fascinating eyewitness account of this cataclysmic decade but also the personal story of a young American caught in tense and desperate times struggling to survive and provide a life for himself and. Actually I re read this book which I do periodically in order to remind myself of the whirlwind that swept Europe and Asia in the 1930s In the early thirties Shirer traveled and reported events in India and Afganistan Shirer lived primarily in Germany between 1934 and 1940 He observed as a journalist the appeasement of Hitler He observed the Battle of Britain from the German side and followed the German Army into France He was present at Compiegne when Hitler accepted the French surrender in the same rail car in which the armistice that ended WWI was signed in November 1918 He counted among his friends George Kennan and John Carter Vincent two of the brighter stars in the foreign service constellation The names of Kennan and Vincent along with John Paton Davies Colonel David Barrett Alger Hiss and others would surface again during the McCarthy era Shirer with Edward Murrow pioneered radio as a news medium After the war he wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich He saw the events through the eyes of an American but one that had lived in Europe for most of his adult life

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  • The Nightmare Years 1930 1940
  • William L. Shirer
  • English
  • 13 March 2019
  • 9781841581224

About the Author: William L. Shirer

William Lawrence Shirer was an American journalist and historian He became known for his broadcasts on CBS from the German capital of Berlin through the first year of World War IIShirer first became famous through his account of those years in his Berlin Diary published in 1941 but his greatest achievement was his 1960 book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich originally published by Simon