Hitler's First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich
The breathtaking rise of Hitler in 1933 -- and the making of the Nazis
Amid the ravages of economic depression, Germans in the early 1930s were pulled to political extremes both left and right. Then, in the spring of 1933, Germany turned itself inside out, from a deeply divided republic into a one-party dictatorship. In Hitler's First Hundred Days, award-winning historian Peter Fritzsche offers a probing account of the pivotal moments when the majority of Germans seemed, all at once, to join the Nazis to construct the Third Reich. Fritzsche examines the events of the period -- the elections and mass arrests, the bonfires and gunfire, the patriotic rallies and anti-Jewish boycotts -- to understand both the terrifying power the National Socialists exerted over ordinary Germans and the powerful appeal of the new era they promised.
Hitler's First Hundred Days is the chilling story of the beginning of the end, when one hundred days inaugurated a new thousand-year Reich.
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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 numerous books, including An Iron Wind: Europe under Hitler and the award-winning Life and Death in the Third Reich.
Jim Seybert has worked as a radio announcer, talk show host, and television producer. He also spent many years as business development vice president at an association of independent retail stores. Today, he maintains a private consulting practice and works with companies in many industries, helping them find new ways to do things. A frequent speaker and seminar leader, he has shared his ideas and expertise with the National Center for Database Marketing, Direct Marketing Association, Christian Management Association, Gospel Music Association, and Biola University's Executive MBA program, where he is a frequent lecturer.
"Everyone concerned about the rise of nationalism, the impact of extreme partisanship, and preserving democracy should read this insightful book."-- "Library Journal (starred review)"
"Thoroughly researched and elegantly written...A stark reminder of the blandishments of power."-- " Saul Friedlander, professor emeritus of history at UCLA and author of Nazi Germany and the Jews"
"If you have ever wanted to gain a better understanding of when, how, and why a critical mass of Germans turned themselves over to a pathological populist ideologue like Adolf Hitler...this is the book for you. Solidly researched and gracefully written, acclaimed historian Peter Fritzsche's Hitler's First Hundred Days is also timely, very timely indeed."-- "David Clay Large, author of Berlin and Where Ghosts Walked: Munich's Road to the Third Reich"