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This Is Berlin

William L. Shirer

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ISBN 13: 978-0-87951-719-9
Trim Size: 6x9

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With an Introduction by John Keegan and a Preface by Inga Shirer Dean

"A comprehensive and detailed journal by a reporter gifted with a camera eye and a tape-recorder ear William Shirer preserved an insightful and invaluable record of a focal part of our history's worst of times" The New York Times Book Review

William Shirer, the acclaimed journalist whose The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich quickly became, and still remains, the standard work on Nazi Germany, was a masterful chronicler of the events in Europe that led up to World War II. This is Berlin gathers together two-and-a-half years worth of his daily CBS radio broadcasts that described the menacing steps Germany took toward World War II, just as America and the world heard them. "It would be almost impossible to overstate the importance of William L. Shirer's broadcasts from Germany Mr. Shirer's descriptions read as well as they were heard 60 years ago," said the Dallas Morning News.

Covered here is the staggering news of the almost unbelievable Soviet-Nazi non-aggression pact; German threats against Poland and the Nazi invasions of Norway, Denmark, Holland and Belgium; the Battle of France; the Battle of Britain; and the threatened German invasion across the Channel. With chilling immediacy, Shirer's compelling and urgent writings take readers to the front, providing flashpoints of the imminent war in the words of America's most trusted correspondence. An introduction by noted historian John Keegan and a preface by Shirer's daughter, Inga Shirer Dean, put Shirer's life and work into context.

"Here is a vivid, compelling and urgent narrative, one of the great first-hand documents of the Second World War-The diary of Western civilization's slide into world war and genocide." Cleveland Plain Dealer

"These transcripts paint a vivid picture of Nazism at its zenith...this new book will give you a sense of how much scarier World War II was before the outcome was known." National Review

"Shirer's broadcasts are models of eloquence and subterfuge read so well that one can imagine their power transmitted over the radio waves to an unsettled world offer a firsthand look at history in the making with such immediacy that any reader will find it hard to put down." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"His broadcasts have an enduring freshness." Sunday Times

William L. Shirer (1904-1994) was a newspaper correspondent and radio journalist in the years before and during World War II. He is the author of the critically acclaimed bestseller The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich as well as Berlin Diary, The Nightmare Years and many other works.

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