• An absorbing, revelatory, and definitive account of one of the greatest tragedies in human history Adroitly blending narrative, description, and analysis, Richard J. Evans portrays a society rushing headlong to self-destruction and taking much of Europe with it. Interweaving a broad narrative of the war's progress from a wide range of people, Evans reveals the dynamics of a society plunged into war at every level. The great battles and events of the conflict are here, but just as telling is Evans's re- creation of the daily experience of ordinary Germans in wartime. At the center of the book is the Nazi extermi­nation of the Jews. The final book in Richard J. Evan's three-volume history of Hitler's Germany, hailed "a masterpiece" by The New York Times, The Third Reich at War lays bare the most momentous and tragic years of the Nazi regime.

  • Chaque année, des centaines de livres paraissent qui traitent de tel aspect peu connu, de tel pan ignoré du Troisième Reich, livres qui viennent grossir la bibliographie considérable - près de 40 000 titres - qui existe sur le sujet. Comment le non-spécialiste peut-il se repérer dans cette masse ? C'est précisément au lecteur curieux des travaux les plus récents sur le nazisme, mais craignant de s'y noyer, que s'adresse le livre de Richard Evans. Renouant avec la tradition de l'histoire événementielle, tout en faisant la somme des derniers apports de la recherche, l'historien britannique a conçu, au dire de lan Kershaw, « l'ouvrage le plus complet qui ait jamais été écrit sur cette époque désastreuse » : une histoire générale, totale, du Troisième Reich, qui en embrasse tous les aspects, politiques, idéologiques, culturels, économiques ou sociaux. Consacré à l'avènement du régime, ce premier tome raconte comment l'Allemagne a sombré dans le nazisme en l'espace de quelques années. Retraçant le cours de l'histoire allemande depuis l'époque bismarckienne jusqu'à l'assise définitive du régime en juillet 1933, Richard Evans cherche dans les événements qui la jalonnent - l'unification, le traumatisme de la défaite de 1918, les crises économiques des années 1920 - les racines du nazisme et les facteurs expliquant l'accession au pouvoir du parti nazi.

  • Chaque année, des centaines de livres paraissent qui traitent de tel aspect peu connu, de tel pan ignoré du Troisième Reich, livres qui viennent grossir la bibliographie considérable - près de 40 000 titres - qui existe sur le sujet. Comment le non-spécialiste peut-il se repérer dans cette masse ? C'est précisément au lecteur curieux des travaux les plus récents sur le nazisme, mais craignant de s'y noyer, que s'adresse le livre de Richard Evans. Renouant avec la tradition de l'histoire événementielle, tout en faisant la somme des derniers apports de la recherche, l'historien britannique a conçu, au dire de lan Kershaw, « l'ouvrage le plus complet qui ait jamais été écrit sur cette époque désastreuse » : une histoire générale, totale, du Troisième Reich, qui en embrasse tous les aspects, politiques, idéologiques, culturels, économiques ou sociaux. Ce deuxième tome décrit la façon dont Hitler a transformé l'Allemagne en profondeur pendant les six premières années d'existence du régime. Analysant le fonctionnement du pouvoir et son évolution, et brossant un tableau de la vie quotidienne dans l'Allemagne nazie, Richard Evans montre comment l'intervention de l'État se fait de plus en plus omniprésente, bientôt mise au service d'un seul objectif : préparer le pays à la guerre.

  • 'A scintillating, encyclopaedic history, rich in detail from the arcane to the familiar... a veritable tour de force' Richard Overy, New Statesman 'Transnational history at its finest ... .. social, political and cultural themes swirl together in one great canvas of immense detail and beauty' Gerard DeGroot, The Times 'Dazzlingly erudite and entertaining' Dominic Sandbrook, The Sunday Times A masterpiece which brings to life an extraordinarly turbulent and dramatic era of revolutionary change. The Pursuit of Power draws on a lifetime of thinking about nineteenth-century Europe to create an extraordinarily rich, surprising and entertaining panorama of a continent undergoing drastic transformation. The book aims to reignite the sense of wonder that permeated this remarkable era, as rulers and ruled navigated overwhelming cultural, political and technological changes. It was a time where what was seen as modern with amazing speed appeared old-fashioned, where huge cities sprang up in a generation, new European countries were created and where, for the first time, humans could communicate almost instantly over thousands of miles. In the period bounded by the Battle of Waterloo and the outbreak of World War I, Europe dominated the rest of the world as never before or since: this book breaks new ground by showing how the continent shaped, and was shaped by, its interactions with other parts of the globe. Richard Evans explores fully the revolutions, empire-building and wars that marked the nineteenth century, but the book is about so much more, whether it is illness, serfdom, religion or philosophy. The Pursuit of Power is a work by a historian at the height of his powers: essential for anyone trying to understand Europe, then or now.

  • Richard Evans' brilliant book unfolds perhaps the single most important story of the 20th century: how a stable and modern country in less than a single lifetime led Europe into moral, physical and cultural ruin and despair.

  • In 1939 Hitler mobilized Germany into all-out war. This book conjures up a whole society plunged into conflict - from generals and front-line soldiers to Hitler Youth activists and middle-class housewives - tracing events from the invasion of Poland and the Battle of Stalingrad to Hitler's plans for genocide and his eventual suicide.

  • THE HITLER CONSPIRACIES - THE THIRD REICH AND THE PARANOID IMAGINATION Nouv.

    The renowned historian of the Third Reich takes on the conspiracy theories surrounding Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, in a vital history book for the ''post-truth'' ageThe idea that nothing happens by chance in history, that nothing is quite what it seems to be at first sight, that everything that occurs is the result of the secret machinations of malign groups of people manipulating everything from behind the scenes is as old as history itself. But conspiracy theories are becoming more popular and more widespread in the twenty-first century. Nowhere have they become more obvious than in revisionist accounts of the history of the Third Reich. Long-discredited conspiracy theories have taken on a new lease of life, given credence by claims of freshly discovered evidence and novel angles of investigation. This book takes five widely discussed claims involving Hitler and the Nazis and subjects them to forensic scrutiny: that the Jews were conspiring to undermine civilization, as outlined in ''The Protocols of the Elders of Zion''; that the German army was ''stabbed in the back'' by socialists and Jews in 1918; that the Nazis burned down the Reichstag in order to seize power; that Rudolf Hess'' flight to the UK in 1941 was sanctioned by Hitler and conveyed peace terms suppressed by Churchill; and that Hitler escaped the bunker in 1945 and fled to South America. In doing so, it teases out some surprising features these, and other conspiracy theories, have in common. This is a history book, but it is a history book for the age of ''post-truth'' and ''alternative facts'': a book for our own troubled times.>

  • Chaque année, des centaines de livres paraissent qui traitent de tel aspect peu connu, de tel pan ignoré du Troisième Reich, livres qui viennent grossir la bibliographie considérable - près de 40 000 titres - qui existe sur le sujet.
    Comment le non-spécialiste peut-il se repérer dans cette masse? C'est précisément au lecteur curieux des travaux les plus récents sur le nazisme, mais craignant de s'y noyer, que s'adresse le livre de Richard Evans. Renouant avec la tradition de l'histoire événementielle, tout en faisant la somme des derniers apports de la recherche, l'historien britannique a conçu, au dire de Ian Kershaw, " l'ouvrage le plus complet qui ait jamais été écrit sur cette époque désastreuse ": une histoire générale, totale, du Troisième Reich, qui en embrasse tous les aspects, politiques, idéologiques, culturels, économiques ou sociaux.
    Dans ce dernier tome, le Troisième Reich est en guerre. Richard Evans compose le tableau saisissant d'une société entièrement plongée dans le conflit : femme au foyer ou membre exalté des Jeunesses hitlériennes, général ou simple soldat, tous subissent la pression grandissante de l'effort de guerre et des campagnes de bombardement alliées. Parallèlement au récit des grands événements militaires, il décrit la mise en place du processus d'extermination des Juifs d'Europe et raconte la vie quotidienne des Allemands pendant ces six années où le Reich, au faîte de sa puissance en 1939, se précipita dans l'autodestruction, entraînant avec lui une partie de l'Europe.

  • The Third Reich in Power examines how it was possible for a group of ideological obsessive to remould a society famous for its sophistication and complexity into a one-party state directed at war and race hate. Richard J. Evans shows how the Nazis won over the hearts and minds of German citizens, twisted science, religion and culture, and transformed the economy, education, law and order to achieve total dominance in German politics and society. Drawing on an extraordinary range of research, blending narrative, description and analysis he creates a picture of a dictatorship consumed by visceral hatreds and ambitions and driven by war.

  • In this fascinating and enlightening collection of essays, one of the most important historians of our time reflects on the ways our understanding of Nazi Germany have been transformed in the twenty-first century.

    Richard Evans examines new historical perspectives on the Third Reich, such as showing how it is increasingly viewed in a broader international - even global - context, as part of the age of imperialism. He investigates how Nazi policies in Europe drew on Hitler's image of the American colonisation of the Great Plains, how companies like Volkswagen and Krupp operated on a global scale and - perhaps most controversial of all - how historians have come to see the Holocaust not as a unique historical event but as a genocide with parallels and similarities in other countries and at other times. The Third Reich in History and Memory explores how these new perspectives have brought dividends, but also offers a critical perspective on the ways they are changing our perception of the period.

    The Third Reich in History and Memory, in Richard Evans' characteristically compelling style, shows us that memory has to be subjected to the close scrutiny of history if it is to stand up to examination, while history's implications for collective cultural memories of Nazism must be spelled out with precision as well as with passion.

  • An absorbing, revelatory, and definitive account of one of the greatest tragedies in human history Adroitly blending narrative, description, and analysis, Richard J. Evans portrays a society rushing headlong to self-destruction and taking much of Europe with it. Interweaving a broad narrative of the war's progress from a wide range of people, Evans reveals the dynamics of a society plunged into war at every level. The great battles and events of the conflict are here, but just as telling is Evans's re- creation of the daily experience of ordinary Germans in wartime. At the center of the book is the Nazi extermi­nation of the Jews. The final book in Richard J. Evan's three-volume history of Hitler's Germany, hailed "a masterpiece" by The New York Times, The Third Reich at War lays bare the most momentous and tragic years of the Nazi regime.

  • There is no story in twentieth-century history more important to understand than Hitlers rise to power and the collapse of civilization in Nazi Germany. With The Coming of the Third Reich, Richard Evans, one of the worlds most distinguished historians, has written the definitive account for our time. A masterful synthesis of a vast body of scholarly work integrated with important new research and interpretations, Evanss history restores drama and contingency to the rise to power of Hitler and the Nazis, even as it shows how ready Germany was by the early 1930s for such a takeover to occur. The Coming of the Third Reich is a masterwork of the historians art and the book by which all others on the subject will be judged.

  • In ruling against the controversial historian David Irving, whose libel suit against the American historian Deborah Lipstadt was tried in April 2000, the High Court in London labeled Irving a falsifier of history. No objective historian, declared the judge, would manipulate the documentary record in the way that Irving did. Richard J. Evans, a Cambridge historian and the chief adviser for the defense, uses this famous trial as a lens for exploring a range of difficult questions about the nature of the historian's enterprise.

  • Examines how it was possible for a group of ideological obsessive to remould a society famous for its sophistication and complexity into a one-party state directed at war and race hate. Drawing on research and analysis, this book presents a picture of a dictatorship consumed by visceral hatreds and ambitions, and driven by war.

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