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    A multi facetted book offering some very critical perspectives on contemporary views and interpretations of Third Reich history It covers many areas not normally seen in the populist publications and is recommended reading for seriou

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    Disclaimer I read a digital version via a Netgalley ARC but I pre ordered a copy around last Christmas when OUP was having a huge sale It arrived yesterday This book is a collection of various essays written by Richard J Evans focusing on what the title suggests The subject matter is loosely divided into variou

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    This appears to be a series of book reviews and articles that Evans contributed on the basis of voluminous research for his excellent trilogy on the Third Reich He starts the big tour in Germany’s 19th Century

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    Very interesting insight into the Third Reich from an intentionalist point of view Because it's such a recent analysis 2015 it is gre

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    This book is a collection of essays many previously published as book reviews about the recent scholarship on the Third Reich by one of the subject's foremost experts Richard J Evans In short it is superb As I have pursued my study of this subject the historiography of the Third Reich has become as interesting as the history itself There are few scholars as capable of weighing in on where historians are directing their focus as Evans who ha

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    Hey World I cannot just let this book go There is no room in your lives for smug moral superiority defending your country Holocaust museums are not enough but they focus too narrowly and ignore the millions of people who were intentionally murdered through starvation illness and cramped carriage in crowded railway cars The Colonialsts and triumphant Allies were as blood soaked as were the Germans I have some post partum remarks about the s

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    In 2003 Richard Evans published the first book of his trilogy on the history of Third Reich 12 years later he is back with this book a historian’s critical overview of recent works on the same history by leading specialists Ian Ke

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    The Third Reich in History and Memory is an interesting book There was a lot of information I had not known before I think this is a definite read for those who are into history and World War II history Five stars

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    3 stars HistoryW 313 U 217 T 348Exact rating 293#71 in genre out of 89Unlike his magisterial trilogy this is a collection

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    I thought this book was the author's thesis on how the Third Reich is viewed in the current collective memory It was not It was a collection of works published by the author probably as scholastic papers or book reviews I have to admit that this was clearly stated on the back cover of the book and it was my own oversightAs a result after t

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The seventy years since the Reich in MOBI #238 demise of the Third Reich there has been a significant transformation in the ways in which the modern world understands Nazism In this brilliant and eye opening collection Richard J Evans the acclaimed author of the Third Reich trilogy offers a critical commentary on that transformation exploring how major changes in perspective have informed research and writing on the Third Reich in recent years Drawing on his most notable writings from the last two decades Evans reveals the shifting perspectives on Nazism's rise t. This appears to be a series of book reviews and articles that Evans contributed on the basis of voluminous research for his excellent trilogy on the Third Reich He starts the big tour in Germany s 19th Century colonies where Social Darwinism was already percolating under a genocidal mentality that responded to unrest and uprisings with a policy of total annihilation by methods that included deliberate starvation through the destruction of crops and villages and an apartheid regime with laws and regulations forbidding racial mixing and reducing the Africans to the status of poorly paid laborers Evans moves on to other seemingly but very interesting details of Nazi history Hitler for example had to put his capital city somewhere and his first choice was not the Berlin of Frederick the great that has been turned into a pigsty by the Jews his words I think Berlin is one of the great cities of the world and I like to think Evans would agree with me but Munich pure German a city from which such unhealthy influences had been thoroughly expunged Here we see another facet of Nazi perspective though one which Evans explores in detail while Slavs were viewed almost as beasts of burden to be worked to death the Jews were described as parasites and a deadly enemy of the German race It is not a long journey from this sort of dehumanization comparing a group of people to diseases vermin or weeds to euthanizing the handicapped and establishing assembly lines of death in places like Auschwitz and Babi Yar Evans argues that Hitler may have modeled his Lebensraum ideal on US history he saw Westward Ho expansion as a fine exemplar of rolling into a frontier killing the locals and farming the land in which you bury them In Hitler s application the Reich yelled Eastward Ho and moved to harness the oilfields of the Caucasus and the granaries of the Ukraine to its own use He asserts that Hitler s Germany never got its economic act together he is not kind to Albert Speer and that its greatest industrial contribution was the Volkswagen Beetle evidenced by the fact that the Strength Through Joy car is still driving around on the world s highways his chapter on which is one of the best in the book His segues into the Italian reverence for Mussolini Wannsee and city planning are also gems There is only one blight on this book his treatment of Tim Snyder s superb history of the aforementioned Eastward Ho events Bloodlands is really pretty vicious and in my opinion completely unwarranted What Snyder really wants to do is to tell us about the sufferings of the people who lived in the area he knows most about He bludgeons us with facts and figures about atrocities and mass murders the endless succession of short sentences hits us like a series of blows from a cudgel until brain death sets in This tangential rant on Snyder who by the way has just published a book on the Holocaust being a Poland historian of course makes Auschwitz and the Warsaw ghetto places he knows about is completely unnecessary and felt a bit to be honest like interrupting an otherwise perfect jog to take a rock out of your shoe He only gives us another 43 pages to forget this sharp stone though and as you can see I still feel like the run was spoiled I do think the book being the aforementioned collection of diverse articles hangs together well and that s a testament to how well Richard Evans conveys some very grim information to his audience Taken in aggregate I would recommend it

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Evans also points out the places where the growing need to confront the misdeeds of Nazism and expose the complicity of those who participated Third Reich in History and eBook #228 has Third Reich in Epub #223 led to crude and sweeping condemnation when instead historians should be making careful distinctions Written with Evans' sharp eyed insight and characteristically compelling style these essays offer a summation of the collective cultural memory of Nazism in the present and suggest the degree to which memory must be subjected to the close scrutiny of history. 3 stars HistoryW 313 U 217 T 348Exact rating 293 71 in genre out of 89Unlike his magisterial trilogy this is a collection of essays and speeches critiuing affirming or correcting recent publications on the Third Reich The extent of this was almost enough to classify the book in the Literary genre but Evans frames it in an eclectic History insteadReading the book is to watch a master historian at work someone who appears to be acuainted with the entirety of literature on the Third Reich in English and in German expertly disassembling the reasonable sounding suppositions or conclusions of other historians Its academic style ranges from tight to excellent 35 4 but is hampered by overlength 440 pages and lack of organization and cohesiveness 25 Its use is Specialized 15 as a review of WWII historical criticism Limited 2 due to its origin as eclectic essays and speeches but parts within it are worthy of underlining 3 The truth is both the highest rating and the most mixed Notable to rare truths fill much of the book though due again to the nature of essays few were exposited at the necessary depth Also Evans had pockets of minor to serious missteps He swerved into economics to denounce G tz Aly s description of the Nazis as socialists calling it baldly a mislabeling If Evans had tempered his reaction a bit he would have struck closer to truth which is between their two positions the Nazis were in fact socialists in the 1920s and John Hughes Wilson contends that the most penetrating pro Soviet spy was Martin Bormann himself But a key economic point keeps getting missed by so many not all socialism was Leninism and one of socialism s crucial elements is a command economy vs a market economy Replace Nazi functionaries with proletariat when talking about seizing the means of production add it to the failed but nevertheless attempted People s Community and the leveling of class distinction and you have socialism indeed Apparently many historians even eminent ones cannot be bothered to apprehend thisOn p163 Evans ends his chapter on Eva Braun with another digression into a field in which he is not competent philosophy He says For if a man like Hitler was capable of ordinary human love for another person then what power does love possess Evans even seems to be critiuing the statement and those who portray Hitler as a madman or mindless actor nevertheless Evans provides no answer uite a lot might be a minimum response but discussion ends as Evans ends the chapter It would have been better to leave this outSeveral times in the book Evans hints at an American genocide of Native Americans On p384 he finally states The extermination of Native Americans or the Australian Aborigines was no less a genocide simply because it was achieved mainly by disease I don t know whether to laugh or to cry A point of 05 Truth for this facile stereotype of an incredibly nuanced topic stretching over 200 years of American history On p398 Evans rightly dresses historian Timothy Snyder down for too much conflation of Hitler and Stalin s genocides but Evans has weakened his own authority by implying false moral euivalencies between Hitler on the one side and American pilgrims and US federal expansionism on the otherThankfully a few points of bravery are peppered in too Evans was right to continually point to the critical Social Darwinist underpinning of behavior from Hitler and the SS And denouncing the most catastrophic foreign affairs policy of the last 120 years Evans says of Wilsonianism on p412 the principle of national self determination proclaimed at Versailles in 1919 led to untold suffering in Europe during the following thirty years suffering that underlines the need for all states and societies to be tolerant of ethnic religious and other minorities rather than trying to expel convert or suppress themTakeawayA decent historical literary survey but not recommended unless one reads everything salient on The Third Reich

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O political power its economic intricacies and its subterranean The Third PDFEPUB or extension into postwar Germany Evans considers how the Third Reich is increasingly viewed in a broader international context as part of the age of imperialism discusses the growing emphasis on the larger economic and cultural circumstances of the era and emphasizes the development of research into Nazi society particularly in the understanding of Nazi Germany as a political system based on popular approval and consent Exploring the complex relationship between memory and history. Very interesting insight into the Third Reich from an intentionalist point of view Because it s such a recent analysis 2015 it is great to look at it in relation to other historians Recommend