They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45

Milton Mayer (Author) Richard J. Evans (Afterword by)
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Product Details

Price
$20.00  $18.40
Publisher
University of Chicago Press
Publish Date
November 28, 2017
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.0 X 8.4 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780226525839
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About the Author

Milton Mayer (1908-86) was the author of What Can a Man Do? And coauthor of The Revolution in Education. He wrote for the Progressive, Harper's, and other outlets.

Reviews

"A timely reminder of how otherwise unremarkable and in many ways reasonable people can be seduced by demagogues and populists."--Richard J. Evans, author of "The Coming of the Third Reich "
"Milton Mayer's 1955 classic They Thought They Were Free, recently republished with an afterword by the Cambridge historian Richard J. Evans, was one of the first accounts of ordinary life under Nazism. [It is} dotted with humor and written with an improbably light touch.... In 1951, he returned to Germany to find out what had made Nazism possible.... When Mayer returned home, he was afraid for his own country. He felt ... that under the right conditions, he could well have turned out as his German friends did. He learned that Nazism took over Germany not 'by subversion from within, but with a whoop and a holler.'"-- (06/28/2018)