A superb new history of the Third Reich from a world-class historian.
The Third Reich was the name Hitler and the Nazi Party gave to the dictatorship
that began in 1933 and ended twelve years later with the utter destruction of
Germany and Hitler's suicide. Defined by the messianic, iconic figure of the
Führer, the Third Reich was one of the pivotal periods of the modern age. From
small beginnings in the 1920s, Hitler's movement came to dominate German society
in the 1930s, bringing with it the militarization of German society, the
apparatus of state terror and a policy of violent discrimination against