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The Third Reich: The Essential Readings

Christian Leitz (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-20700-9
320 pages
November 1999, ©1999, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book presents a unique collection of some of the most influential recent writing on vital aspects of Nazi Germany.
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Table of Contents



General Introduction.

1. Rise of the NSDAP.

2. Seizure and Consolidation of Power.

3. Foreign Policy.

4. Economy.

5. Army.

6. Working Class and Volksgemeinschaft (National Community).

7. Police State.

8. Women.

9. Hitler as Dictator.

10. Resistance.

11. Holocaust/Final Solution.


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Author Information

Christian Leitz is Associate Professor of History and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Auckland. He has previously taught at the University of the West of England, Bristol and was a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford. He is the author of Economic Relations between Nazi Germany and Franco's Spain, 1936-1945 (1996) and Nazi Germany and Neutral Policy 1941-45 (forthcoming) and Nazi Foreign Policy, 1933-41 (forthcoming).
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The Wiley Advantage

* Comprises 12 seminal articles on Nazi Germany.
* Covers all major aspects of the period, including the rise of the Nazi party, social and economic change, Hitler's personality, German public opinion.
* Developed specifically for use with students, to encourage critical study.
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"The essays are of high quality, written by respected authors, and some are classics." (Times Higher Education Supplement)
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