An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler

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6.0 X 9.3 X 1.5 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Peter Fritzsche is the W. D. & Sarah E. Trowbridge professor of history at the University of Illinois and the author of several previous books, including An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler and the award-winning Life and Death in the Third Reich. He lives in Urbana, Illinois.


A New York Times Notable Book
One of Christian Science Monitor's 15 Best Nonfiction Books of 2016
"A profoundly significant exploration of how Europeans--both Germans and those under German occupation--struggled to make sense of the conflict."--Richard Overy, Wall Street Journal
"A work of deep reflection by an experienced historian."--Timothy Snyder, New York Times Book Review
"Riveting, important...the most bracing and unsparing dissection of the subject to appear in many years."--Christian Science Monitor
"Powerfully written....Fritzsche renders a tremendous service in his portrayal of human beings in wartime."--CHOICE
"A thoroughly worked example of social history at its most valuable. It could serve as a model for studies of our own times."--New York Journal of Books
"Startlingly illuminating....Fritzsche draws on copious diaries, letters, and memoirs to convey the texture of everyday life for French, Polish, and Swiss citizens during World War II...[a] powerful, riveting, wrenching history."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review