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Nagorski, Andrew, author.

Hitlerland : American eyewitnesses to the Nazis rise to power / Andrew Nagorski.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.

First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
 2nd FL Humanities Library Books DD253 .N225 2012  Available
Collation385 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliog.Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-370) and index.
Contents"Nervous breakdown" -- Up in the air -- Whale or minnow? -- "I will show them" -- "Get out, and fast" -- "Like football and cricket" -- Dancing with Nazis -- "A mad hatter's luncheon party" -- "Uniforms and guns" -- "On our island" -- Feeding the squirrels -- The last act.
Summary"Hitler's rise to power, Germany's march to the abyss, as seen through the eyes of Americans--diplomats, military, expats, visiting authors, Olympic athletes--who watched horrified and up close. By tapping a rich vein of personal testimonies, Hitlerland offers a startlingly fresh perspective on this heavily dissected era. Some of the Americans in Weimar and then Hitler's Germany were merely casual observers, others deliberately blind; a few were Nazi apologists. But most slowly began to understand the horror of what was unfolding, even when they found it difficult to grasp the breadth of the catastrophe. The most perceptive of these Americans helped their reluctant countrymen begin to understand the nature of Nazi Germany as it ruthlessly eliminated political opponents, instilled hatred of Jews and anyone deemed a member of an inferior race, and readied its military and its people for a war for global domination."--Publisher description.
SubjectHitler, Adolf, 1889-1945.
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945. fast (OCoLC)fst00034591
World War (1939-1945) fast (OCoLC)fst01180924
Nazis -- History.
Americans -- Germany -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Social aspects -- Germany.
Americans. fast (OCoLC)fst00807488
Nazis. fast (OCoLC)fst01035219
Politics and government. fast (OCoLC)fst01919741
Social aspects. fast (OCoLC)fst01354981
Social conditions. fast (OCoLC)fst01919811
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1918-1933.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945.
Germany -- Social conditions -- 1918-1933.
Germany -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945.
Germany. fast (OCoLC)fst01210272
Other Title Or Alt TitleHitler land
American eyewitnesses to the Nazis rise to power
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