The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy

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Penguin Books Limited, 2 août 2007 - 832 pages

Adam Tooze's The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy provides a groundbreaking new account of how Hitler established himself in power, mobilized for war - and led his country to annihilation.

Was the tragedy of the Second World War determined by Nazi Germany's terrifying power, or by its fatal weakness?

This gripping and universally-acclaimed new history tells the real story of the cost of Hitler's plans for world domination - and will overturn everything you thought you knew about the Third Reich.

'A tour de force' Niall Ferguson

'Masterful ... smashes a gallery of preconceptions' The Times

'This book will change the way we look at Nazi history ... nothing less than a masterpiece. Rejoice, rejoice, for a great historian is born' Sunday Telegraph

'A remarkable and gripping revision of the history of Nazi Germany' New Statesman Books of the Year

'A powerful and provocative reassessment of the whole story' Richard Overy

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Avis d'utilisateur  - oparaxenos - LibraryThing

In terms of originality and the sheer volume of information, this is one of the best history books I have read in the last 10 years. Tooze looks at Nazi Germany, not from a judgmental or moralistic ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - jontseng - LibraryThing

A brilliant recasting of the oh-so-dull-third-reich-tale. Our Niall Ferguson's Niall Ferguson in how he shows how the economic realities drove political exigencies. Perhaps intentionalists will argue its all a bit to structural, but this is both readable and revelatory. Consulter l'avis complet

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À propos de l'auteur (2007)

Adam Tooze is Barton M. Biggs Professor of History and Director of International Security Studies at Yale University. He taught for many years at the University of Cambridge. The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy was universally acclaimed as one of the most important books written on the Third Reich. It was shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize and won both the Longman-History Today Book of the Year Prize and the Wolfson Prize for History.

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