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  • Volker Ullrich

    Brought to you by Penguin. 1 May 1945. The world did not know it yet, but the final week of the Third Reich's existence had begun. Hitler was dead, but the war had still not ended. Everything had both ground to a halt and yet remained agonizingly uncertain. Volker Ullrich's remarkable book takes the reader into a world torn between hope and terror, violence and peace. Ullrich describes how each day unfolds, with Germany now under a new Führer, Admiral Dönitz, based improbably in the small Baltic town of Flensburg. With Hitler dead, Berlin in ruins and the war undoubtedly lost, the process by which the fighting would end remained horrifyingly unclear. Many major Nazis were still on...read more

  • Volker Ullrich

    A major new biography-an extraordinary, penetrating study of the man who has become the personification of evil. For all the literature about Adolf Hitler there have been just four seminal biographies; this is the fifth, a landmark work that sheds important new light on Hitler himself. Drawing on previously unseen papers and a wealth of recent scholarly research, Volker Ullrich reveals the man behind the public persona, from Hitler's childhood to his failures as a young man in Vienna to his experiences during the First World War to his rise as a far-right party leader. Ullrich deftly captures Hitler's intelligence, instinctive grasp of politics, and gift for oratory as well as his...read more

  • Volker Ullrich

    'Ein tolles Hörbuch um die letzten Tage des Zweiten Weltkriegs, das beleuchtet, wie quasi die Welt auseinanderfällt und keinem klar ist, was denn jetzt kommt.' Jan Böhmermann Die letzte Woche des Dritten Reiches hat begonnen. Hitler ist tot, aber der Krieg noch nicht zu Ende. Alles scheint zum Stillstand zu kommen, und doch ist alles in atemloser Bewegung. Volker Ullrich schildert Tag für Tag diese 'zeitlose Zeit' und entführt den Leser in eine zusammenbrechende Welt voller Dramatik und Hoffnung, Gewalt und Angst. Sein Buch ist eine unvergessliche Zeitreise in den Untergang. Während die Regierung Dönitz nach Flensburg ausweicht, rücken die alliierten Streitkräfte unaufhaltsam...read more

  • Volker Ullrich

    The bestselling author of Hitler: Ascent and Hitler: Downfall reconstructs the chaotic, otherworldly last days of Nazi Germany. On April 30, 1945, in a bunker deep beneath the Old Reich Chancellery, Adolf Hitler and his newly wedded wife, Eva Braun, killed themselves. But Nazi Germany lived on, however briefly. The subsequent eight days were among the most turbulent in history, witnessing not only the final battles of World War II and the collapse of the Wehrmacht, but the near-total disintegration of the once-mighty Third Reich. In a taut, propulsive narrative, eminent historian Volker Ullrich depicts the final days of the Nazi empire through the eyes of Germans, both famous and...read more

  • Volker Ullrich

    From the author of Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939-a riveting account of the dictator's final years, when he got the war he wanted but his leadership led to catastrophe for his nation, the world, and himself. In the summer of 1939 Hitler was at the zenith of his power. The Nazis had consolidated political control in Germany and a series of foreign-policy coups had restored Germany to the status of a major world power. He now embarked on realizing his lifelong ambition: to provide the German people with the resources they needed to flourish and to exterminate those who stood in the way. Yet despite a series of stunning initial triumphs, Hitler's decision to invade the Soviet Union in 1941 turned...read more