The Hitler Years: Triumph, 1933-1939 (Hardcover)

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From historian Frank McDonough, the first volume of a new chronicle of the Third Reich under Hitler's hand.

On January 30th, 1933, Adolf Hitler was appointed the German Chancellor of a coalition government by President Hindenburg. Within a few months he had installed a dictatorship, jailing and killing his leftwing opponents, terrorizing the rest of the population and driving Jews out of public life. He embarked on a crash program of militaristic Keynesianism, reviving the economy and achieving full employment through massive public works, vast armaments spending and the cancellations of foreign debts. After the grim years of the Great Depression, Germany seemed to have been reborn as a brutal and determined European power.

Over the course of the years from 1933 to 1939, Hitler won over most of the population to his vision of a renewed Reich. In these years of domestic triumph, cunning maneuvers, pitting neighboring powers against each other and biding his time, we see Hitler preparing for the moment that would realize his ambition. But what drove Hitler's success was also to be the fatal flaw of his regime: a relentless belief in war as the motor of greatness, a dream of vast conquests in Eastern Europe and an astonishingly fanatical racism.

About the Author

Frank McDonough is a recognised authority on Anglo-German relations and is Professor of International History at Liverpool John Moores University. A prolific writer, his books include Neville Chamberlain, Appeasement and the British Road to War (1998); The Holocaust (2008); and Sophie Scholl: Heroine of the German Resistance (2009).

Praise For…

"A very well-written and lavishly illustrated history on the rise of Hitler (from 1933 to 1939). With an eye for telling detail, McDonough tells the monstrous but well-known story in an attractive fresh way." —Andrew Roberts, historian and author of the New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War

"An intricate portrait of Adolf Hitler’s political rise and the Nazification of Germany...brisk and accessible introduction to the rise of the Third Reich."
Publishers Weekly

"An expert [and] insightful chronological account. This one is worthy of study." —Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250275103
ISBN-10: 1250275105
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: June 22nd, 2021
Pages: 496
Language: English