An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler

Peter Fritzsche (Author)
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Basic Books
Publish Date
April 03, 2018
6.1 X 1.2 X 9.3 inches | 0.95 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 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
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
"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