The Reception of William L. Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich in the United States and West Germany, 1960-62

@article{Rosenfeld1994TheRO,
  title={The Reception of William L. Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich in the United States and West Germany, 1960-62},
  author={G. Rosenfeld},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={1994},
  volume={29},
  pages={128 - 95}
}
  • G. Rosenfeld
  • Published 1994
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
In the vast historiographical literature on the nazi period, few works have achieved as enduring a reputation or attained as unique a commercial success as William L. Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich. First published in October 1960, Shirer's epic history of the nazi dictatorship has, over the years, acquired a status unparalleled by any prior or subsequent historical work on the subject. In the thirty years since the book's initial appearance, it has sold millions of copies in the… Expand
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