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Hitler's Third Reich in 100 Objects (Hardback)

A Material History of Nazi Germany

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By Roger Moorhouse, Foreword by Richard Overy
Greenhill Books
Series: In 100 Objects
Pages: 258
Illustrations: 200 colour
ISBN: 9781784381806
Published: 2nd November 2017



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'No one knows more about the Third Reich than Roger Moorhouse. He has chosen fascinating images that expose the poisonous reality of Hitler's Germany’ - Dan Snow

Hitler's Third Reich is still the focus of numerous articles, books and films: no conflict of the twentieth century has prompted such interest or such a body of literature.

Approaching the canon of World War II literature is a challenge for a general reader but the 100 objects approach is a novel and accessible presentation.

This is a compelling, frequently shocking and revelatory guide to the Third Reich that has been collated and presented by two of the world's leading World War II historians.

The photographs gathered by Roger Moorhouse include Pervitin, Hitler's Mercedes, Hitler's grooming kit, the Nuremberg courtroom, the Tiger Tank, fragments of flak, the Iron Cross and, of course, the Swastika and Mein Kampf.

The book is an engaging and novel approach to a familiar history. Pleasingly comprehensive and accessible, it would work just as well as a coffee-table volume or as a study aid for history students. Either way, it is highly recommended and is this issue's 'Editor's Choice'.

Iron Cross Magazine, issue 1 – reviewed by Andy Saunders

Malvern Festival 2019 publicity – '2019 keynote speaker highlights' – Roger Moorhouse features

History of War, issue 73

What I was more impressed by, apart from the quality of both, images and writing, was the way these disparate objects and the narrative behind them managed to give me a good sense of what life was like at the time, without having to read tonnes and tonnes of pages full of dry information. This book illustrates well the power of images.

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Author Translator, Olga Nunez

Editor's Choice

The Armourer, May 2018

I heartily commend and praise the author’s refreshing manner of presentation and encourage others to explore other innovative ways to present the same information.

Kunwon Saw - Freelance Reviewer

The style of writing is clear and coherent, the illustrations crisp and of excellent quality, and the book well-rounded and accessible to all. Whether the reader is just interested in this period of history or an academic, it is very highly recommended.

Britain at War, February 2018 – reviewed by Alina Nowobilska

The premise, the research and intent of this book as a different way of looking at the Third Reich, makes this truly an interesting book.

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Amazon review, atticusfinch1048

The Third Reich is a continued subject of fascination. Numerous documentaries, of widely varying quality, can be found on television every day; newspaper articles and stories feature stories relating to the Nazis on a weekly basis, and publishers are producing new books on the subject which appear on the shelves of the high street booksellers.

However, most of these do not represent the personal angle of the period that Roger Moorhouse has cast light upon in The Third Reich in 100 Objects. Moorhouse has complied a widely diverse collection of items from Nazi Germany. Each item is pictured, and has a detailed description of its relevance to the German citizen, or indeed the German leadership in some cases.

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Recollections of WWII


History Revealed, September 2017

About Roger Moorhouse

Roger Moorhouse is a historian of the Third Reich. He is the author of the acclaimed Berlin at War, The Third Reich in 100 Objectsand has been published in more than 20 languages. He is also a tour guide, a book reviewer and a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Warsaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @Roger_Moorhouse.

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