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    • Hitler

    • A Biography
    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Damian Lynch
    • Length: 44 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hailed as the most compelling biography of the German dictator yet written, Ian Kershaw's Hitler brings us closer than ever before to the heart of its subject's immense darkness. From his illegitimate birth in a small Austrian village to his fiery death in a bunker under the Reich chancellery in Berlin, Adolf Hitler left a murky trail, strewn with contradictory tales and overgrown with self-created myths. One truth prevails: the sheer scale of the evils that he unleashed on the world has made him a demonic figure without equal in the 20th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Splendid, sobering, scholarly account

    • By Jill Brown on 24-11-2016

    Non-member price: $46.83

    • The End: Hitler's Germany, 1944-45

    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The last months of the Second World War were a nightmarish time to be alive. Unimaginable levels of violence destroyed entire cities. Millions died or were dispossessed. By all kinds of criteria it was the end: the end of the Third Reich and its terrible empire but also, increasingly, it seemed to be the end of European civilization itself. In his gripping, revelatory new book Ian Kershaw describes these final months, from the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler in July 1944 to the German surrender in May 1945.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well researched.

    • By steve on 23-04-2018

    Non-member price: $37.47

    • Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution

    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Nick Sandys
    • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
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    This book is the culmination of more than three decades of meticulous historiographic research on Nazi Germany by one of the period’s most distinguished historians. The volume brings together the most important and influential aspects of Ian Kershaw’s research on the Holocaust for the first time. The writings are arranged in three sections - Hitler and the Final Solution, popular opinion and the Jews in Nazi Germany, and the Final Solution in historiography - and Kershaw provides an introduction and a closing section on the uniqueness of Nazism. 

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • To Hell and Back

    • Europe, 1914-1949
    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 24 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the summer of 1914 most of Europe plunged into a war so catastrophic that it unhinged the continent's politics and beliefs in a way that took generations to recover from. The disaster terrified its survivors, shocked that a civilization that had blandly assumed itself to be a model for the rest of the world had collapsed into a chaotic savagery beyond any comparison.

    Non-member price: $40.58

    • Fateful Choices

    • Ten Decisions that Changed the World, 1940-1941
    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
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    Ian Kershaw's Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed the World, 1940-41 offers a penetrating insight into a series of momentous political decisions that shaped the course of the Second World War. The hurricane of events that marked the opening of the Second World War meant that anything could happen. For the aggressors there was no limit to their ambitions; for their victims a new Dark Age beckoned. Over the next few months their fates would be determined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome

    • By kiyl on 26-09-2017

    Non-member price: $40.58

    • Hitler 2 (de 1938 à 1945)

    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Eric Herson-Macarel
    • Length: 25 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Depuis 1936, après la remilitarisation de la Rhénanie, Hitler jouit du soutien de la grande majorité des Allemands. L'Allemagne prospère grâce à la reprise économique et accumule les succès diplomatiques, cependant que l'autorité charismatique d'Hitler soumet les milieux d'affaires et l'armée, qui souscrivent à sa volonté de domination du continent européen.

    Non-member price: $62.00

    • Rollercoaster

    • Europe, 1950-2017
    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
    • Length: 26 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After the overwhelming horrors of the first half of the 20th century, described by Ian Kershaw in his previous book as having gone 'to hell and back', the years from 1950 to 2017 brought peace and relative prosperity to most of Europe. Enormous economic improvements transformed the continent. The catastrophic era of the world wars receded into an ever more distant past, though its long shadow continued to shape mentalities. Europe was now a divided continent, living under the nuclear threat in a period intermittently fraught with anxiety. 

    Non-member price: $39.50

    • Hitler 1 (de 1889 à 1938)

    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Eric Herson-Macarel
    • Length: 23 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "Comment Hitler a-t-il été possible ? Comment un désaxé aussi bizarre a-t-il pu prendre le pouvoir en Allemagne, pays moderne, complexe, développé et culturellement avancé ? Comment a-t-il pu, à partir de 1933, s'imposer à des cercles habitués à diriger, bien éloignés des brutes nazies ? Comment a-t-il réussi à entraîner l'Allemagne dans le pari catastrophique visant à établir la domination de son pays en Europe, avec, en son cœur, un programme génocidaire terrible et sans précédent ?

    Non-member price: $62.00

    • Das Ende: Kampf bis in den Untergang - NS-Deutschland 1944/45

    • By: Ian Kershaw
    • Narrated by: Ian Kershaw
    • Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Warum kämpften die Deutschen im Zweiten Weltkrieg bis zum bitteren Ende? Warum funktionierte ein untergehendes System bis zum Schluss? Ian Kershaw erklärt in seinem neuen Werk, wie Hitlers Regime bis zum Ende durchhalten konnte, und analysiert die letzten Monate zwischen dem Stauffenberg-Attentat im Juli 1944 und dem Kriegsende im Mai 1945. In diesem außergewöhnlichen Feature werden Auszüge aus dem Buch mit O-Tönen aus der Epoche angereichert.

    Non-member price: $24.31