The Coming of the Third Reich/Richard J Evans. Allen Lane/Penguin Books. Hardcover. First edition 2003. Out of print. Condition: As new. ISBN 071399648X
This book tells what is perhaps the single, most important story of the 20th century, how, in less than a single lifetime, this stable, modern country would fall into the hands of Adolf Hitler and the extremist political movement he led, a movement that would lead Germany and then all of Europe into utter moral, physical, and cultural ruin.
With authority, skill and compassion, it recreates a country torn apart by overwhelming economic, political and social blows, World War I, Versailles, hyperinflation and the Great Depression. One by one these blows ruined or pushed aside almost everything admirable about Germany, leaving the way clear for a truly horrifying ideology to take command.
The text is illustrated throughout with maps, contemporary posters and photographs.