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The Nightmare Years: 1930-1940 by  William L Shirer - Paperback - 2001 - from Hanselled Books and

The Nightmare Years: 1930-1940

by Shirer, William L

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket

United Kingdom: Birlinn Ltd, 2001. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 6.25" x 9.25. p/b 654 pages, condition is very good, minor edge wear. As European correspondent for a number of American newspapers during the 1930s, William Shirer witnessed at first hand many of the pivotal events in the build-up to World War II. At the Nuremberg rallies, when Hitler roared through the streets celebrating his newly-won domination of Germany, Shirer was there. In Munich, as Chamberlain abandoned the Czechs, Shirer was there. In Vienna during the night of the Anschluss, in Berlin, when Hitler loosed his Blitzkrieg on Poland and began the war, Shirer was there.Through articles, broadcasts and translations of Hitler's speeches, Shirer tirelessly tried to warn the world of the terrible evil that was growing in Germany. The Nightmare Years, a No. 1 bestseller when first published in America in 1984, is not only the fascinating eyewitness account of this cataclysmic decade, but also the more personal story of a young American caught in tense and desperate times, struggling to survive and provide a life for himself and his family as the world lurched inexorably towards war.


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