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Hitler's Empire

How the Nazis Ruled Europe
Narrated by: Michael Page
Length: 27 hrs and 8 mins
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Drawing on an unprecedented range and variety of original research, Hitler's Empire sheds new light on how the Nazis designed, maintained, and lost their European dominion - and offers a chilling vision of what the world would have become had they won the war. Mark Mazower forces us to set aside timeworn opinions of the Third Reich, and instead shows how the party drew inspiration for its imperial expansion from America and Great Britain. Yet the Nazis' lack of political sophistication left them unequal to the task of ruling what their armies had conquered, despite a shocking level of cooperation from the overwhelmed countries. A work as authoritative as it is unique, Hitler's Empire is a surprising - and controversial - appraisal of the Third Reich's rise and ultimate fall.

©2008 Mark Mazower (P)2019 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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  • philip
  • bronx, NY, United States
  • 06-08-19

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This is a great book. Most people interested in Nazi history have read books on WWII and on the Holocaust, but this is about Hitler’s short lived empire and how is was run by his Nazis. I especially enjoyed Mazower’s contemptuous irony. There were a few moments where I actually laughed out loud at the idiocy of Hitler and his goons. This is not a book to be picked up for laughs though. But this is a fine blend of outstanding scholarship and fine writing.

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