Who was Adolf Hitler, and how was he able to rise to such dizzying heights of power? How could Germany, a nation with such a brilliant record of achievement in all areas of human endeavor, succumb to (and even support) Hitler's murderous rule? To answer these questions, Donald Wall draws on over 30 years of personal scholarship and teaching in the area of Nazi Germany. Balanced, articulate, and accessible to readers of all levels, NAZI GERMANY AND WORLD WAR II offers a comprehensive treatment of the key events and themes without getting bogged down in trivial detail. The text includes solid supporting evidence and recent research on such hotly debated topics as German citizens'knowledge of the Holocaust and popular support for the Gestapo's reign of terror.
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Before receiving his doctorate from the University of Colorado in 1969, Wall spent a year in Germany researching his dissertation, and taught for three years at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He joined the faculty of Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1969. Wall has taught Western Civilization and various upper level courses in European history, but his "bread and butter" course, which happens to coincide with his research specialty, has been Nazi Germany. He inaugurated the course in 1972 and has offered it every semester since then. It remains the history department's most popular upper level course. Professional activities include four published articles (all on the churches under the Nazi regime), several book reviews and conference papers, grants for research and travel in Germany, membership in four professional organizations, and three sabbatical leaves.
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Book Description Wadsworth Publishing, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 2. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0534604536