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Nazi Germany: History in an Hour

Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
Categories: History, World
4.5 out of 5 stars (87 ratings)

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Summary

History for busy people. Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, was a totalitarian dictatorship ruled by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party. Hitler was intent on the supremacy of the Aryan race and persecution of the Jews, which affected every citizen living in Germany at the time. Learn just how and why the Nazi’s rose to power in just one hour.

Listen to this bite size audiobook about Hitler's experience as a soldier during World War One, the Nazi Party's climb to power, the elimination of their political opponents and the Weimar constitution. Learn about life in Nazi Germany, for women, the family, the Jews, and the use of state control, propaganda and security. See how Hitler manipulated foreign policy to achieve his aims, and how he brought the world into war.Nazi Germany in an Hour tell you everything you need to know about Germany under Nazi rule, in just one hour.Love your history? Find out about the world with History in an Hour…

©2012 Rupert Colley (P)2012 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Disappointing

I usually like the HiaH series and the overview it gives of events, as it makes an excellent launch pad for further research. However, this one was too vague, with important events getting little more than a single line (or left out entirely). It simply isn't possible to cover Nazi Germany in 77 minutes. It would have been better if the subject had just been the rise of the Nazi party.

JK narrates well, as always.

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  • Jon W Burris
  • 07-08-12

Nazi for beginners

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you have little or no knowledge of this part of history, it's time well spent.

Any additional comments?

Dig a little deeper if you already have a good background in the subject.

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  • Jonathan V.
  • 27-10-16

Concise, yet packed with detail.

Terrific narration and an excellent synopsis of the history of the rise and fall of the Third Reich. Some of the best value I have ever received from a $1.80 purchase. I plan to check out Colley and Keeble's other "History in an Hour" works.

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  • James
  • 24-08-13

Captures All of the Highlights!

In this short overview of Nazi Germany, author Rupert Colley writes about the coming to power of Nazi Germany after World War I and the emergence of Adolf Hitler. The story has been told many times before, and this is no exception, as Colley tells it very well.

Even though this particular book is only an hour long, and touches on all the highlights, I still got a real good sense of history and all the things that went on during that era of Nazi Germany.

For anyone with an interest in history (whether it within an hour or not) this is a great book for you!

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  • Aaron
  • 12-07-13

An hour well-spent.

"Those who forget the past, are destined to relive it."

This is a concise history of the major events leading up to, and surrounding, the rise and fall of the third reich, without being overly cumbersome.