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The Resource The German war : a nation under arms, 1939-1945 : citizens and soldiers, Nicholas Stargardt

The German war : a nation under arms, 1939-1945 : citizens and soldiers, Nicholas Stargardt

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The German war : a nation under arms, 1939-1945 : citizens and soldiers
Title
The German war
Title remainder
a nation under arms, 1939-1945 : citizens and soldiers
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Stargardt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Drawing on a wealth of first-hand testimony, the German War is the first foray for many decades into how the German people experienced the Second World War. Told from the perspective of those who lived through it-- soldiers, school-teachers and housewives; Nazis, Christians and Jews-- its masterful historical narrative sheds fresh and disturbing light on the beliefs, hopes, and fears of people who embarked on, continued, and fought to the end, a brutal war of conquest and genocide"--
  • "A major new history of the Third Reich that explores the German psyche to explain why the nation continued to support a war they knew could not be won. As early as 1941, Allied victory in World War II seemed all but assured. How and why, then, did the Germans prolong the barbaric conflict for three and a half more years? In The German War, acclaimed historian Nicholas Stargardt draws on an extraordinary range of primary source materials--personal diaries, court records, and military correspondence--to answer this question. He offers an unprecedented portrait of wartime Germany, bringing the hopes and expectations of the German people--from infantrymen and tank commanders on the Eastern front to civilians on the home front--to vivid life. While most historians identify the German defeat at Stalingrad as the moment when the average German citizen turned against the war effort, Stargardt demonstrates that the Wehrmacht in fact retained the staunch support of the patriotic German populace until the bitter end. Astonishing in its breadth and humanity, The German War is a groundbreaking new interpretation of what drove the Germans to fight--and keep fighting--for a lost cause." -- Publisher's description
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Stargardt, Nicholas
Dewey number
940.53/43
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D744.7.G3
LC item number
S73 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Germany
  • War and society
  • Social aspects
  • Social conditions
  • War and society
  • War
  • Germany
  • Germany
Label
The German war : a nation under arms, 1939-1945 : citizens and soldiers, Nicholas Stargardt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 639-681) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • German Crusade
  • The First Defeat
  • Stalemate.
  • The Shared Secret
  • Scouring Europe
  • Writing to the Dead
  • The War Comes Home.
  • Bombing and Retaliation
  • 'Holding Out'
  • Borrowed Time
  • Defending the Attack.
  • Total Defeat.
  • Digging In
  • Collapse
  • Finale
  • Epilogue: Crossing the Abyss
  • Unwelcome War
  • Closing Ranks
  • Extreme Measures
  • Masters of Europe.
  • Breaking Out
  • Winners and Losers
  • The Shadow of 1812.
Control code
ocn915952392
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxviii, 704 pages
Isbn
9780465018994
Isbn Type
(HC)
Lccn
2015945013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465018994
  • (OCoLC)915952392
Label
The German war : a nation under arms, 1939-1945 : citizens and soldiers, Nicholas Stargardt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 639-681) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • German Crusade
  • The First Defeat
  • Stalemate.
  • The Shared Secret
  • Scouring Europe
  • Writing to the Dead
  • The War Comes Home.
  • Bombing and Retaliation
  • 'Holding Out'
  • Borrowed Time
  • Defending the Attack.
  • Total Defeat.
  • Digging In
  • Collapse
  • Finale
  • Epilogue: Crossing the Abyss
  • Unwelcome War
  • Closing Ranks
  • Extreme Measures
  • Masters of Europe.
  • Breaking Out
  • Winners and Losers
  • The Shadow of 1812.
Control code
ocn915952392
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxviii, 704 pages
Isbn
9780465018994
Isbn Type
(HC)
Lccn
2015945013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780465018994
  • (OCoLC)915952392

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