Skip to Main Content (Press Enter)
The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard J. Evans
Add The Coming of the Third Reich to bookshelf
Add to Bookshelf
The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard J. Evans
Paperback $23.00
Jan 25, 2005 | ISBN 9780143034698

Buy from Other Retailers:

See All Formats (1) +
  • $23.00

    Jan 25, 2005 | ISBN 9780143034698

    Buy from Other Retailers:

  • Jan 25, 2005 | ISBN 9781101042670

    Buy from Other Retailers:

Product Details


“Gripping…magisterial…Will long remain the definitive English language account.” —Benjamin Schwartz, The Atlantic Monthly

“The clearest and most gripping account I’ve read of German life before and during the rise of the Nazis.” —A. S Byatt, Times Literary Supplement

“Impressive in its command of an immense literature, perceptive in analysis, fluent in style and humane in judgement, this work could only have been produced by a master historian.” —Sir Ian Kershaw

“Brilliant.” —Richard Cohen, The Washington Post

“An enormous work of synthesis—knowledgable and reliable.” —Mark Mazower, New York Times Book Review

“One finally puts down this magnificent volume thirsty, on the one hand, for the next installment in the Nazi saga yet still haunted by the questions Evan poses and so masterfully grapples with.” ―Abraham Brumberg, The Nation

“This first part of what will be Evans’ three-volume history of Hitler’s regime is the most comprehensive and convincing work so far on the gall of Weimar and Hitler’s rise to power.” ―Foreign Affairs

Table Of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps and Diagrams

1. The Legacy of the Past
German Peculiarities
Gospels of Hate
The Spirit of 1914
Descent Into Chaos

2. The Failure of Democracy
The Weaknesses of Weimar
The Great Inflation
Culture Wars
The Fit and the Unfit

3. The Rise of Nazism
Bohemian Revolutionaries
The Beer-Hall Purtsch
Rebuilding the Movement
The Roots of Commitment

4. Towards the Seizure of Power
The Great Depression
The Crisis of Democracy
The Victory of Violence
Fateful Decisions

5. Creating The Third Reich
The Terror Begins
Fire in the Reichstag
Democracy Destroyed
Bringing Germany Into Line

6. Hitler’s Cultural Revolution
Discordant Notes
The Purge of the Arts
‘Against the Un-German Spirit’
A ‘Revolution of Destruction’?


Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Back to Top