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The wages of destruction : the making and breaking of the Nazi economy
Tooze, J. Adam.
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First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Viking, 2007.

Physical Description:
xxvii, 799 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
In this groundbreaking history, Tooze provides the clearest picture to date of the Nazi war machine and its undoing. There was no aspect of Nazi power untouched by economics--it was Hitler's obsession and the reason the Nazis came to power in the first place. The Second World War was fought, in Hitler's view, to create a European empire strong enough to take on the United States. But as this book makes clear, Hitler's armies were never powerful enough to beat either Britain or the Soviet Union--and Hitler never had a serious plan as to how he might defeat the United States. An eye-opening and controversial account that will challenge conventional interpretations of the period.--From publisher description.
General Note:
Originally published: London : Allen Lane, 2006.
Recovery -- 'Every worker his work' -- Breaking away -- Partners: The regime and German business -- Volksgemeinschaft on a budget -- Saving the peasants -- War in Europe -- 1936: Four years to war -- Into the danger zone -- 1939: Nothing to gain by waiting -- Going for broke: the first winter of war -- Victory in the West - Sieg im Westen -- Britain and American: Hitler's strategic dilemma -- World War -- Preparing for two wars on once -- The grand strategy of racial war -- December 1941: turning point -- Labour, food and genocide -- Albert Speer: 'miracle man' -- No room for doubt -- Disintegration -- The end.
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