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Eight Days in May

Author: Volker Ullrich  

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A gripping history of Germany's 'zero hour', the eight days between Hitler's death and the war's end

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A gripping history of Germany's 'zero hour', the eight days between Hitler's death and the war's end

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'Superb' David Aaronovitch, The Times 'A punchy account that is a proper page-turner' Financial Times 'The last days of the Third Reich have often been told, but seldom with the verve, perception and elegance of Volker Ullrich's rich narrative' Richard Overy, author of The Bombing War 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 F

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Critic Reviews

“The last days of the Third Reich have often been told, but seldom with the verve, perception and elegance of Volker Ulrich's rich narrative. For Western nations that have never faced comprehensive and destructive defeat, this is an instructive lesson in how societies cope with the devastating reality of a surrender that they grimly await.”

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About the Author

Volker Ullrich is a historian and journalist whose previous books include biographies of Bismarck and Napoleon, as well as a major study of Imperial Germany, The Nervous Superpower, 1871-1918 . Ullrich was for many years editor of the political books review section of Die Zeit . His two-volume biography of Adolf Hitler was a German bestseller. Jefferson Chase is a writer, translator and journalist based in Berlin. He has translated more than a dozen German texts into English, including Volker Ullrich's acclaimed two-volume biography of Hitler.

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Product Details

Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd | Allen Lane
Published
7th September 2021
Pages
336
ISBN
9780241467268
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