Creating Hitler's Germany

The Birth of Extremism

Tim Heath

Germany's defeat in the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles that followed were national disasters, with far-reaching consequences not just for the country but for the world itself.
Date Published :
June 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
30 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526732972
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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Germany's defeat in the First World War and the Treaty of Versailles that followed were national disasters, with far-reaching consequences not just for the country but for the world itself.

Weaving the stories of three German families from the beginning of Germany’s territorial aspirations of the First World War to the shattered dream of a thousand-year Reich in the Second World War, Tim Heath’s rich narrative explores a multitude of rare and untapped resources to explore the darkest recesses of German social and military history.

Creating Hitler’s Germany presents a nation’s journey not only through everyday life and war, but through its own conscience, pain and inevitable search for some form of absolution from its past. It is real, painful and incredibly human – an essential history to further understand the mind-set of Germany during the most tumultuous years of the nation’s history.

About The Author
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Born in to a military family, Tim Heath’s interest in history led him to research the air war of the Second World War, focussing on the German Luftwaffe and writing extensively for The Armourer Magazine. During the course of his research he has worked closely with the German War Graves Commission at Kassel, Germany, and met with German families and veterans alike.

REVIEWS
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This is a solid, concise introduction to German experience under Hitler.

- Publishers Weekly

The compelling, sometimes shocking first-person accounts will draw YAs into this illuminating
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- Sara Jorgensen, Booklist

“Heath stitches together a social history of Nazi Germany. Heath’s writing is sometimes clichéd (“When the bear awakes, and angrily shows its teeth, only the foolhardy will not turn and run”), and readers may find his description of the ending stages of WWII as a “reciprocal genocide of Germans” outlandish. But for those new to the subject, this is a solid, concise introduction to German experience under Hitler.”

- Publishers Weekly

If we do not learn the lessons of history we will be doomed to repeat the behaviors, national and personal, that have resulted in the tragedies of the past. One outstanding 20th Century example is how Germany was treated at the end of World War I and how she was treated at the end of World War II -- that latter treatment having prevented a World War III for the past 75 years. Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, Tim Heath's "Creating Hitler's Germany: The Birth of Extremism" is very highly recommended for community and academic library 20th Century History collections.

- Midwest Book Review

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