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Following the success of Rees's best-selling Auschwitz, this substantially revised and updated edition of The Nazis - A Warning from History tells the powerfully gripping story of the rise and fall of the Third Reich.

During a 16-year period, acclaimed author and documentary-maker Laurence Rees met and interviewed a large number of former Nazis, and his unique insights into the Nazi psyche and World War II received enormous praise.

At the heart of the book lie compelling eyewitness accounts of life under Adolf Hitler, spoken through the words of those who experienced the Nazi regime at every level of society. An extensive new section on the Nazi/Soviet war (previously published in Rees' War of the Century) provides a chilling insight into Nazi mentality during the most bloody conflict in history.

Described as one of the greatest documentary series of all times The Nazis - A Warning from History won a host of awards, including a BAFTA and an International Documentary Award.

©1997 Laurence Rees (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Nazi Germany or Eastern war?

I thought half way through I was reading a book on the Russian front! Adequate.

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Good listen.

Very good listen. It’s difficult to speak about the Nazis without becoming a narrative of WW2 and that does happen. A few areas that are not covered are the ‘strength through joy’ holidays and cruises, and the 1936 olympics are only touched on.

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Powerful

This was a book I stayed with until the end. Powerful narration and terrifying graphic descriptions of war and cruelty. Worth buying this book. Laurence Rees is a first rate author and historian.

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Intersting

I was listening to this book and thought I was hearing the battle of Stalingrad.
Very poor the author is lecturing rather then educating very poor writing very poor execution just very poor altogether

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