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Defying Hitler : a memoir (Rev. ed)

By: Haffner, Sebastian

1842126601 / 9781842126608
Paperback
943'.085'092
01/05/2003
Stock expected by 09/12/2020
England
20 cm xii, 259 p., [8] p. of plates : ill.
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Previous ed. of this translation: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2002.
Over 400,000 hardback copies sold in Germany alone and was a number one bestseller list for 42 consecutive weeks A ground-breaking and critically acclaimed memoir that received unprecedented reviews in the UK and rights have been sold to eighteen countries so far This is the first English language paperback edition in the world Selected in newspapers as a Summer Reading choice more times than any other book Paperback to include a new Postscript 'If you have never read a book about Nazi Germany before, or if you have already read a thousand, I would urge you to read DEFYING HITLER. It sings wit

This memoir begins in 1914 when the family summer holiday is cut short by the outbreak of war, and ends with Hitler's assumption of power in 1933.

It is a portrait of the author and his own generation in Germany, those born between 1900 and 1910, and explains through his own experiences and those of his friends how that generation found Hitler irresistible.The book was written in 1939 but never published.

The manuscript was found in 1999, hidden in a chest of drawers, by the author's son, after his father had died.An unforgettable memoir of life in Germany during the rise of the Nazis, a mesmerising study of the way a generation of Germans surrendered to Hitler' Robert McCrum, Observer'This is a short, stabbing, brilliant book' Max Hastings, Sunday Telegraph.

BIC:

1DFG Germany, BGA Autobiography: general, HBJD European history, HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000

Prizes:

W 2003 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize (Non-fiction)

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