The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich is massive in length. It took a long time and lots of energy to work through, however it is an extremely great tome. With all that said, it reviews the complete history, to extreme detail, of exactly what the title advertises the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. It speaks to the world conditions and state of the German and global populace which allowed Hitler to rise in power, seize it, and set the stage to get decent people to commit atrocious acts. I found the preconditions of the rise very interesting; especially the political stage which was present in the early 1930s. The other major points I found amazing was the cowardice of military leaders combined with fear instilled by the Hitler regime which prevented those key leaders from preventing these catastrophic events.
I cannot say enough about how necessary the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich is to read. There are too many similarities in the world today to not understand what things to be extremely wary of and what things to ensure we do not allow to occur again based on forgetting history’s lessons.
Make sure to check out all the books I’ve enjoyed in 2015.