An absorbing, revelatory, and definitive account of one of the greatest tragedies in human history
Adroitly blending narrative, description, and analysis, Richard J. Evans portrays a society rushing headlong to self-destruction and taking much of Europe with it. Interweaving a broad narrative of the war's progress from a wide range of people, Evans reveals the dynamics of a society plunged into war at every level. The great battles and events of the conflict are here, but just as telling is Evans's re- creation of the daily experience of ordinary Germans in wartime. At the center of the book is the Nazi extermination of the Jews. The final book in Richard J. Evan's three-volume history of Hitler's Germany, hailed "a masterpiece" by The New York Times, The Third Reich at War lays bare the most momentous and tragic years of the Nazi regime.
Richard J. Evans is Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University. His previous books include In Defense of History, Lying About Hitler, and the companions to this title, The Coming of the Third Reich and The Third Reich in Power.
"…Masterful….Evans demonstrates a fluent style and a sweeping grasp of the Third Reichs history and of the enormous historical literature….Evans narrates the Reichs end in gripping fashion as the Allies closed in on Germany. Evanss fellow historians as well as a broader public will read this work, not quite with pleasure, for there is little joy in this story, but with admiration for the authors narrative powers."―Publishers Weekly, starred review