Nazi Germany: History in an Hour

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9780007539147: Nazi Germany: History in an Hour

Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. Having suffered during World War One - not only the indignities of political betrayal and battlefield defeat but also starvation, fuel shortages and a domestic flu epidemic - the German people were left in widespread discontent. Soon inflation and economic stagnation had further sunk the nation into exhaustion, humiliation and disillusionment. Capitalizing on the nation's instability, the Nazi Party, led by the embittered former soldier Adolf Hitler, achieved an improbable political dominance. Nazi Germany: History in an Hour explains how the elimination of political rivals and the Weimar constitution created a Nazi controlled Germany. Under violent state control and propaganda, life was altered across society, for women, for the family and, most significantly, for the Jews. As Hitler manipulated foreign policy to impose his ideology, Nazi Germany brought the world into war. Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour...

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Rupert Colley was born one Christmas Day, which means, as a child, he lost out on presents. Nonetheless, looking back on it, he lived a childhood with a "silver spoon in my mouth" - brought up in a rambling manor house in the beautiful Devon countryside.  It's been downhill ever since.
 
He was a librarian for a long time, a noble profession. Then he started a series called History In An Hour, "history for busy people", which he sold to HarperCollins UK. 
 
He now lives in London with his wife, two children and dog (a fluffy cockapoo) and writes historical fiction, mainly 20th century war and misery.  Historical fiction with heart.

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'If the past is a foreign country, History in an Hour is like a high-class tour operator, offering delightfully enjoyable short breaks in the rich and diverse continent of our shared past' Dominic Sandbrook 'The practice of History is ever-evolving, and the History In An Hour idea brings it back up to date for the digital age' Andrew Roberts, Bookseller 'This is genius' MacWorld.com

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