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TitleThe wages of destruction : the making and breaking of the Nazi economy
Author Adam Tooze
ImprintLondon : Penguin Books, 2007
Descript xxvii, 799 pages, [16] p. of plates : illustrations. ; 20 cm

SUMMARY

In this groundbreaking history, Tooze provides the clearest picture to date of the Nazi war machine and its undoing. There was no aspect of Nazi power untouched by economics--it was Hitler's obsession and the reason the Nazis came to power in the first place. The Second World War was fought, in Hitler's view, to create a European empire strong enough to take on the United States. But as this book makes clear, Hitler's armies were never powerful enough to beat either Britain or the Soviet Union--and Hitler never had a serious plan as to how he might defeat the United States. An eye-opening and controversial account that will challenge conventional interpretations of the period.--From publisher description


CONTENT

Recovery -- 'Every worker his work' -- Breaking away -- Partners: The regime and German business -- Volksgemeinschaft on a budget -- Saving the peasants -- War in Europe -- 1936: Four years to war -- Into the danger zone -- 1939: Nothing to gain by waiting -- Going for broke: the first winter of war -- Victory in the West - Sieg im Westen -- Britain and American: Hitler's strategic dilemma -- World War -- Preparing for two wars on once -- The grand strategy of racial war -- December 1941: turning point -- Labour, food and genocide -- Albert Speer: 'miracle man' -- No room for doubt -- Disintegration -- The end


Germany -- Economic conditions -- 1918-1945 World War 1939-1945 -- Economic aspects -- Germany

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Arts LibraryHC286.4 T672W 2007CHECK SHELVES

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