This is a ground-breaking account of the rise and fall of the Third Reich. Laurence Rees, who also wrote and produced the accompanying BAFTA-winning BBC TV series, describes how the Nazis rose to power, provides chilling details about life in Nazi Germany, and explodes the popular myths surrounding Adolf Hitler, the Party's charismatic leader. At the core of the book lie compelling eyewitness accounts from those who experienced this regime at every level of society; many of those interviewed were committed Nazis who only felt free to tell their story after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Communism throughout Europe.
The Nazis: A Warning From History sheds new light on the causes of the worst conflict the world has ever known and the personal experiences of those involved. This dramatic and incredible story once read, is not easily forgotten.
About the Author
Laurence Rees, writer and producer of the BBC television series The Nazis, is the creative director of history programs for BBC Television. He lives in London.
"One of the greatest documentary series of all time" * Daily Mail *
"Essential reading for anyone who seeks to understand how a highly cultured, western society fell into an abyss of barbarity" * History magazine *