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    William Shirer
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    Penguin Books (July 26, 1979)
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Shirer, a radio reporter for CBS, covered Germany for several years until the Nazi press censors made it impossible for him to report objectively to his listeners in the United States; feeling increasingly uncomfortable, he left the country.

At the station Chamberlain, looking more birdlike and vain than when I last saw him at Munich, walked, umbrella in hand, up and down the platform nodding to a motley crowd of British local residents. whom Mussolini had slyly invited to greet him. Mussolini and Ciano, in black Fascist uniforms, sauntered along behind the two ridiculous-looking Englishmen, Musso displaying a fine smirk on his face the whole time. When he passed me he was joking under his breath with his son-in-law, passing wise-cracks

been one not only of transition for us personally, but for all Europe and America. What Roosevelt is doing at home seems to smack almost of social and economic revolution.

Manufactured in the United States of America. been one not only of transition for us personally, but for all Europe and America.

This book, a diary written by William L. Shirer (who later wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich ), takes you into Europe of the 1930s (more precisely, the time span from 1934 to 1941) and tells you about the day-to-day life of a foreign correspondent stationed in Berlin

This book, a diary written by William L. Shirer (who later wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich ), takes you into Europe of the 1930s (more precisely, the time span from 1934 to 1941) and tells you about the day-to-day life of a foreign correspondent stationed in Berlin

William L Shirer was an American journalist who played a major role, alongside Ed Murrow, in waking his fellow countrymen up to the dangers of Nazism and the impossibility of US neutrality in the face. William Shirer (1904–1993) was originally a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and was the first journalist hired by Edward R. Murrow for what would become a team of journalists for CBS radio.

Электронная книга "Berlin Diary", William L. Shirer. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Berlin Diary" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. A remarkable personal memoir of an extraordinary time, it chronicles the author’s thoughts and experiences while living in the shadow of the Nazi beast.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. An American war correspondent describes the harrowing Nazi rise to power in Germany during the second half of the 1930s and profiles Hitler's complex personality.

Shirer’s Berlin Diary, which is considered the first full record of what was . The book was an instant success

Shirer’s Berlin Diary, which is considered the first full record of what was happening in Germany during the rise of the Third Reich, first appeared in 1941. The book was an instant success. Shirer recorded his and others’ eyewitness views to the horror that Hitler was inflicting on his people in his effort to conquer Europe.

The book that first established William Shirer as the foremost chronicler of Nazi Germany re-creates with vivid precision the train of events from Hitler's accession to Chamberlain's Munich capitulation through the fall of Poland, Belgium, Paris, and the government of France.

A wealth of information from a talented writer. From the Nuremberg rallies to the Nazi invasions of Czechoslovakia and Poland and France to midnight bombings in Berlin to the slowly unfolding story of the murder of the disabled, with brief respites with his wife and daughter (born in the madness in Vienna), Shirer battles censors and shrapnel, dicey flights and rationing, blacked-out streets and bomb craters, all to get the story of Nazi Germany back to the U.S. All of it ends with Shirer onboard a ship, watching Europe fade away: "For a time I stood against the rail watching the lights recede on a Europe in which I had spent all fifteen of my adult years, which had given me all of my experience and what little knowledge I had. It had been a long time, but they had been happy years, personally, and for all people in Europe they had meaning and borne hope until the war came and the Nazi blight and the hatred and the fraud and the political gangsterism and the murder and the massacre and the incredible intolerance and all the suffering and the starving and cold and the thud of a bomb blowing the people in a house to pieces, the thud of all the bombs blasting man's hope and decency." God, it's frightening what the Nazis did, the world they envisioned. Thanks to William Shirer for being brave enough to tell the story.
Nothing like the justly famous "Berlin Diary" published in 1941. This is something along the lines of a very early draft of his "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich." I found it interesting, but would recommend it only to fans. I enjoyed (if that's the word) his same-day notes on what he found in Berlin when he visited in the October of 1945. Folks living in basements, still digging out of the rubble. His impression was that the Berliners were indeed very sad -- not because of what Germany had done, but because Germany lost. In Nuremberg, he found that the man in the street, or anyway the local survivors of the bombing, shrugged off the war crimes trials as predictable propaganda.
So there's a lot you could say about this. Intelligent and observant, Shirer happens to be in the heart of the hell that was Germany in the late 1930's. This book in fact covers 1934 through late 1940, matching the heaviest focus of Rise and Fall. Downsides? Shirer is a tad self-occupied, which can be amusing and informative at times and slightly annoying at others, not to Hemingway levels but it's there. This is copyright 1941, and there's rumblings that some of his earlier raves about Nazi Germany got left behind. I don't know if that's true but I could barely believe this was copyright 1941 because Shirer's insights on the future are prescient to say the least. He does everything but predict the eventual Russia vs West showdown. His on and off encounters with the major Fascist players are priceless. I don't give a damn that he didn't have a Phd in History, this sure seems like accurate history from someone in the middle of the fight. I highly recommend this CD, I thought it was better (and certainly less exhaustive) than Rise and Fall. Incomparable reporting of the most important events of the last 200 years.
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I have ready many books about World War II over the past 50 years, and this is one of the best. You will find nothing like it - unless it is another book written by William L. Shirer. He was on the scene in pre-war Germany and highly talented in his powers of observation and skills as a journalist. It is amazing that in our age of cable and internet news, there is nothing like Mr. Shirer's reporting found today. This book takes you first hand into what was going on in Germany in the years that led up to World War II. You feel like your were there. In reading this diary we can be taught to avoid the same mistakes, but sadly, who is paying attention? This is a riveting book and a must read for anyone who loves history. It is especially appropriate for this time because the enemies of freedom loom large. Hopefully history will not repeat itself.
Shirer recorded his thoughts in small easy enough to read segments. Really gives a great objective viewpoint of just how easily misled the Germans were by Hitler (what Shirer referred to as "the blank stare" they'd give him when he logically questioned Nazism).

Also gives great insights into the technical problems of the day trying to get a broadcast out of Germany or occupied countries even though the Nazi sensors supposedly approved his content.
Fully engrossing, fully satisfying; the book's style fosters a sense of immediacy and reality that elevates it above being just "another Nazi book". Even though Shirer was a journalist these writings are not mere journalistic or editorial "feature pieces" but, rather, a personal account of what it felt like to witness the collapse, destruction, and enslavement of Europe, not from among the pool of war correspondents in the hotel lobby waiting on the censors, but from the shadows of the back alleys and the soft lights of the bistros where he often sat amidst the very officers and agents who directed the bloodshed.

Unfortunately, but understandably, the book ends where America's involvement in the war begins. But this is also the book's strength, for we all know pretty much what happened from that point on, and that is where many of the war books we are familiar with begin. What makes Shirer's book so engrossing is in its first-person account of the widespread terror that the U.S. tried so hard to ignore: the Polish enslavement and genocide, the tragic fall of the Paris of our expatriot writers and artists, the surrender of Scandinavia without a shot being fired, and the utter annihilation of Europe's best armies. And how close the British army came to sharing that fate. It is a view of a horrible, violent war that many in this country are not familiar with, the events that transpired during our "pre-war" period, and Shirer presents them lucidly.