Eight Days in May: The Final Collapse of the Third Reich
ISBN: 1631498274
EAN13: 9781631498275
Language: English
Publication Date: Sep 7, 2021
Pages: 336
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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A fast-paced, brilliant recounting of the turbulent last days of the Third Reich. With all the energy and chaos of a Jackson Pollock canvas, Eight Days in May evokes the complete and utter chaos of a collapsing society. We see victor and vanquished, persecutor and victim, and witness an empire as it falls from its savage heights to the depths of a despised and defeated nation.
--Helmut Walser Smith, author of Germany: A Nation in Its Time

The last days of the Third Reich have often been told, but seldom with the verve, perception and elegance of Volker Ullrich's rich narrative. For Western states that have never faced comprehensive and destructive defeat, this is an instructive lesson in how societies cope with the devastating reality of a surrender that they grimly await.
--Richard Overy, author of RAF: The Birth of the World's First Air Force

The last chapter of the Nazi regime, just before its fall, is perhaps the most interesting. And Volker Ullrich manages to cover the days after Hitler's suicide with brilliant prose, and excellent original research.
--Norman Ohler, New York Times best-selling author of Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich

Volker Ullrich's compact, gripping narration brings to life the death throes of the Nazi regime as Read More chevron_right

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