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Title:
A history of Nazi Germany : 1919-1945
Author:
Bendersky, Joseph W., 1946-
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago, Ill. : Burnham, [2000]
Physical Description:
x, 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780830415670
Format :
Book

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Summary

Bendersky (history, VA Commonwealth Univ.) supplies an incisive introduction to the Nazi regime, employing both narrative and analytical approaches to account for Hitler's rise to power, Nazi ideology, the polycratic nature of the regime, territorial expansion, and the Final Solution. The second edition of his 1984 book (CH, Oct'85) features expanded coverage of German women, a review of recent Holocaust scholarship, new photographs and illustrations, and annotated bibliographies entitled Subjects Recommended for Research. --Choice Magazine


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Choice Review

Bendersky (history, VA Commonwealth Univ.) supplies an incisive introduction to the Nazi regime, employing both narrative and analytical approaches to account for Hitler's rise to power, Nazi ideology, the polycratic nature of the regime, territorial expansion, and the Final Solution. The second edition of his 1984 book (CH, Oct'85) features expanded coverage of German women, a review of recent Holocaust scholarship, new photographs and illustrations, and annotated bibliographies entitled "Subjects Recommended for Research." Building upon his previous study, Carl Schmitt: Theorist for the Reich (CH, Jul'83), Bendersky provides an exceptionally thoughtful discussion of German constitutional and legal matters. Far less gratifying, however, is his treatment of social history: wartime German youth movements, namely the Edelweiss Pirates, Swing Youth, and White Rose, are completely overlooked. He also follows timeworn models of German business and the war economy, despite brief mention of books by Peter Hayes, Henry Ashby Turner, and R.J. Overy in the bibliographic essays. These criticisms aside, his synthesis offers an attractive alternative for classroom use to narratives by Jackson Spielvogel, Donald Wall, and Alan Wilt. Recommended for academic and general libraries. J. R. White; formerly, University of Nebraska--Lincoln