Readership: All those interested in Hitler, the rise of the Nazis, and Germany during the First World War
Thomas Weber, Reader in European and International History, University of Aberdeen
Thomas Weber teaches European and international history at the University of Aberdeen and directs the Centre for Global Security and Governance. Since earning his DPhil from the University of Oxford, he has held fellowships or has taught at Harvard University, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Chicago, and the University of Glasgow. His first book, The Lodz Ghetto Album, won a 2004 Golden Light Award and a 2005 Infinity Award. His second book, Our Friend "The
Enemy" is the recipient of the 2008 Duc d'Arenberg History Prize for the best book of a general nature, intended for a wide public, on the history and culture of the European continent.
"important and revealing...this is the best book yet on an under-reported period" - History Today
"an intelligent, informative and absorbing book that has to be required reading for anyone seriously interested in the history of modern Germany, or in the effects of war on politics in general." - Richard J. Evans, Globe and Mail
"Formidably impressive" - Michael Howard, Times Literary Supplement
"Fans of 20th-century history and specifically World War I will love this book" - Canadian Jewish News
"[A] superb new work of history...eye-opening material."
- Andrew Roberts, Commentary Magazine,
"An enterprising and thoughful new study based on skilful research in the archives and elsewhere." - The Spectator
"Weber's discoveries have enabled him to write a very informative and readable new analysis." - The Spectator
"A triumph of original research." - Norman Stone, Wall Street Journal
"He fundamentally alters our understanding of one of the most studied figures of the 20th century." - Norman Stone, Wall Street Journal
"Groundbreaking and minutely detailed study." - Military Times
impressive piece of detective work." - Sunday Times,
1: A Crowd in Odeonsplatz
2: Baptism of Fire
3: Two Tales of One Christmas
4: Dreams About a New World
5: Of Frontline Soldiers and 'Rear Area Pigs'
6: Towards the Somme
8: Delusion and Doom
9: A Field Wide Open
10: Divided They Stand
11: Private Hitler's Reich
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