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Berlin at War: Life and Death in Hitler's Capital, 1939-45
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Berlin at War: Life and Death in Hitler's Capital, 1939-45 (Paperback)

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Berlin was the nerve-centre of Hitler's Germany - the backdrop for the most lavish ceremonies, it was also the venue for Albert Speer's plans to forge a new 'world metropolis' and the scene of the final climactic bid to defeat Nazism. Yet while our understanding of the Holocaust is well developed, we know little about everyday life in Nazi Germany.



In this vivid and important study Roger Moorhouse portrays the German experience of the Second World War, not through an examination of grand politics, but from the viewpoint of the capital's streets and homes.He gives a flavour of life in the capital, raises issues of consent and dissent, morality and authority and, above all, charts the violent humbling of a once-proud metropolis.



Shortlisted for the Hessell-Tiltman History Prize.

History & PoliticsHistory: Chronological20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000History & PoliticsHistory: ChronologicalEarly history: c 500 to c 1450-1500History & PoliticsMilitary HistorySecond World WarHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean history Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 04/08/2011 ISBN-13: 9780099551898  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Roger Moorhouse is an historian and author specialising in modern German history. He is the co-author, with Norman Davies, of Microcosm: Portrait of a Central European City, and the author of Killing Hitler: The Third Reich and the Plots Against the Fuhrer.

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I am reading this book at the moment. It is very interesting to find out how the Berliners coped in the Second World War. Up until now I have only read about how the British public got through the conflict and this is a very refreshing and absorbing read.

- 07/09/2011
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