The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler By William L. Shirer

 

American journalist William L. Shirer lived in and reported on Nazi Germany for six years. This book provides a riveting account informed by first-person experience interviewing Hitler and watching his speeches. Originally intended as a reworking of his famous book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich for a younger audience, this book loses none of the immediacy and detail that appeal to older readers.

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William L. Shirer

William Shirer (1904-1993) was originally a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and was the first journalist hired by Edward R. Murrow for what would become a team of journalists for CBS radio. Shirer distinguished himself and quickly became known for his broadcasts from Berlin during the rise of the Nazi dictatorship through the first year of World War II. Shirer was the first of "Edward R. Murrow’s Boys" - broadcast journalists - who provided news coverage during World War II and afterward. It was Shirer who broadcast the first uncensored eyewitness account of the annexation of Austria. Shirer is best known for his books The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich which won the National Book Award and Berlin Diary.

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