|Format||Release Date||List Price||Your Price||ISBN|
|15 Audio CDs||May 24, 2016||$69.99||$59.99||9781520019727||Add to Cart|
|2 MP3 CDs||May 24, 2016||$29.99||$19.99||9781520019734||Add to Cart|
Countless books have been written about why Nazi Germany lost World War II, yet remarkably little attention has been paid to the equally vital question of how and why it was able to hold out as long as it did. The Third Reich did not surrender until Germany had been left in ruins and almost completely occupied. Even in the near-apocalyptic final months, when the war was plainly lost, the Nazis refused to sue for peace. Historically, this is extremely rare. Drawing on original testimony from ordinary Germans and arch-Nazis alike, award-winning historian Ian Kershaw explores this fascinating question in a gripping and focused narrative that begins with the failed bomb plot in July 1944 and ends with the German capitulation in May 1945.
Kershaw's comprehensive research, measured prose, and commonsense insight combine in a mesmerizing explanation of how and why Nazi Germany chose self-annihilation. - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
[A]superb examination of the final defeat of Hitler's tyranny...an excellent portrait of the regime's death throes. - Booklist (starred review)
This is an astonishing story well told by the reigning English-speaking master of Third Reich history...A carefully considered and powerfully told saga. - Kirkus (starred review)