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Adolf Hitler and the Nazi epoch : an annotated bibliography of English-language works on the origins, nature, and structure of the Nazi state
Madden, Paul, 1940-
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Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press ; Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, 1998.
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xiii, 740 pages ; 23 cm.
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Includes index.
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A comprehensive reference source designed to identify all English-language works that relate to the Nazis and the Third Reich. Included in this bibliography are monographs, biographies, pamphlets, and journal articles, as well as more general histories of the time period.

Author Notes

Paul Madden (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma) is Head of the Department of History at Hardin-Simmons University in Texas.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

This title in the Magill Bibliographies series is designed to identify all English-language works published since the beginning of the Nazi era, including books, pamphlets, and journal articles.

Choice Review

In 1934 the Austrian critic Karl Kraus quipped, "About Hitler, nothing comes to my mind." Kraus's premature summation highlights a problem with bibliographies of Hitler: they go out of date as soon as published. Although Madden includes John Lukacs's excellent The Hitler of History (1997), he probably went to press too soon to catch Ian Kershaw's Hitler, 1889-1936, Fritz Redlich's Hitler, and Ron Rosenbaum's Explaining Hitler--all important, all published in 1998. Despite these omissions, Madden's bibliography is of enormous value, useful to any student of Nazi Germany, at any level. From the early analyses of Konrad Heiden (1936) and Sebastian Haffner (1941) to Lukacs's study, Madden cites with annotations a staggering collection of English-language books and articles concerning Nazi Germany through 1939. A second volume to cover WW II is planned. Madden's logical classification and author index make his work easy to use. Something is always missing: Richard Breitman's Architect of Genocide (1991), a solid account of Heinrich Himmler, is unaccountably not listed. A reference source for any library supporting studies in 20th-century German history. C. P. Vincent; Keene State College

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Chapter I The Genesis and Nature of Nazism
A. The Origins of German National Socialismp. 8
B. Interpretations of National Socialismp. 32
1. Nazism as the German Form of Fascismp. 32
2. Nazism as Totalitarianismp. 46
3. Nazism as a Product of Modernizationp. 51
4. Psychological Studies of Nazismp. 52
5. Nazism as a Generational Revoltp. 56
6. Other Interpretationsp. 57
Chapter II Adolf Hitler
A. Biographiesp. 65
B. Collective Biographies Including Hitlerp. 74
C. Monographs and Essays on Aspects of Hitler's Lifep. 77
D. Personal Narratives Concerning Hitlerp. 102
E. Hitler's Writings, Speeches, and Interviewsp. 107
F. Hitler's Last Daysp. 116
G. Miscellaneousp. 120
Chapter III The Struggle for Power, 1919-1934
A. Comprehensive Worksp. 134
B. The Putschist Party, 1919-1925p. 136
C. The Legal Party, 1925-1934p. 138
D. The Nazi Constituency--Votersp. 141
E. The Nazi Constituency--Members, Leaders, and SAp. 153
F. Local and Regional Studies of Nazismp. 163
G. The Seizure of Power and the Coordination of German Societyp. 171
H. The Reichstag Firep. 178
I. The Rohm Purgep. 181
J. Miscellaneousp. 182
Chapter IV Religion in the Third Reich
A. Comprehensive Worksp. 201
B. Catholicismp. 203
C. The Major Protestant Denominationsp. 211
D. The German Faith and German Christian Movementsp. 223
E. Other Protestant Denominationsp. 224
F. Miscellaneousp. 226
Chapter V The Economic Policies of the Nazi State
A. Comprehensive Worksp. 235
B. Labor Policiesp. 238
C. Rearmamentp. 244
D. Agriculturep. 246
E. Big Businessp. 250
F. Small Businessp. 256
G. Foreign Tradep. 257
H. Foreign and Forced Workersp. 262
I. Finance and Bankingp. 263
J. Miscellaneousp. 267
Chapter VI Education and the Learned Professions in the Third Reich
A. Primary, Secondary, and Technical Educationp. 283
B. Higher Educationp. 287
C. The Learned Professions
1. The Legal Professionp. 291
2. The Medical Professionp. 293
3. The Academic Professionsp. 300
D. Librariesp. 318
Chapter VII Government, Law, the SS, SD, and Gestapo, and the Concentration Camps to 1940 in Nazi Germany
A. Local and Regional Governmentp. 319
B. National Governmentp. 320
C. The Legal Systemp. 328
D. The SSp. 334
E. The Sicherheitsdienst and the Gestapop. 342
F. The Concentration Camps Before 1940p. 346
G. Miscellaneousp. 350
Chapter VIII Women, Youth, the Family, Sexual Policies, and Welfare in the Third Reich
A. Women and the Familyp. 354
B. Sexuality and Sexual Politicsp. 363
C. Welfarep. 370
D. The Hitler Youthp. 371
E. Other Youthp. 375
F. Miscellaneousp. 377
Chapter IX German Society in the Third Reich
A. Everyday Lifep. 379
B. Sports and Leisurep. 389
C. Public Opinionp. 391
D. Racial Policies to 1939p. 393
E. The Occultp. 407
F. Miscellaneousp. 413
Chapter X The Arts in Nazi Germany
A. Comprehensive Worksp. 418
B. Musicp. 418
C. Painting and Sculpturep. 422
D. Architecturep. 424
E. Theaterp. 428
F. Literaturep. 430
G. Cinemap. 436
H. Miscellaneousp. 442
Chapter XI Nazi and Anti-Nazi Propaganda
A. Nazi Propaganda in Germanyp. 446
B. Nazi Propaganda Abroadp. 453
C. English-Language Pro-Nazi Propagandap. 454
D. English-Language Anti-Nazi and Anti-German Propagandap. 457
E. Miscellaneousp. 476
Chapter XII The German Resistance to Nazism
A. The Resistance Movements in Germanyp. 479
B. Attempts to Assassinate Hitlerp. 500
C. Refugees from Nazi Germanyp. 508
Chapter XIII German Foreign Policy, 1933-1939 (1941)
A. Comprehensive Worksp. 516
B. Monographs and Essays on Aspects of German Foreign Policyp. 518
C. Official and Unofficial Relations Between the Government of the Third Reich and Ethnic Germans Outside Germanyp. 557
D. Nazi Espionage and Counter-Espionage Before World War IIp. 567
E. Miscellaneousp. 569
Chapter XIV Biographies, Autobiographies and Memoirs, Diaries, and Speeches of Individuals Prominent During the Nazi Era
A. Collective Biographiesp. 587
B. Biographiesp. 590
C. Autobiographies and Memoirsp. 606
D. Diaries, Writings, Speeches, and Interviewsp. 611
E. Miscellaneousp. 616
Chapter XV Doctoral Dissertations and Theses Relating to the Nazi Erap. 623
Chapter XVI Comprehensive Studies, Illustrated Histories, Reference Works, Collections of Essays, and Documents, and Document Collections
A. Comprehensive Studiesp. 652
B. Photographic and Illustrated Historiesp. 665
C. Reference Worksp. 667
D. Collections of Essays Relating to Aspects of the Nazi Epochp. 675
E. Documents. Document Collections, and Guidesp. 683
F. Miscellaneousp. 693
Indexp. 707
About the Authorp. 741