The End

The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945

A fascinating exploration of how the Third Reich was willing to fight to the bitter end of WWII.

By Ian Kershaw Read by Sean Pratt History - European / Nonfiction / Social Issues English, Unabridged 18h 33m Sell Sheet
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							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 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)