Joseph Goebbels: Life and Death by T. ThackerJoseph Goebbels: Life and Death by T. Thacker

Joseph Goebbels: Life and Death

byT. Thacker

Paperback | September 23, 2009

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An insightful new biography of Joseph Goebbels, Propaganda Minister of the 'Third Reich' and one of the most important and troubling figures of the twentieth century. The first account to use all of Goebbels' surviving diaries, it sheds new light on his personality, private life and political convictions, as well as his relationship with Hitler.
TOBY THACKER is Lecturer in Modern European History at Cardiff University, UK, and has published two previous books relating to Nazi Germany:Music after Hitler, 1945-1955andThe End of the Third Reich: Defeat, Denazification, and Nuremberg, 1944-1946.
Title:Joseph Goebbels: Life and DeathFormat:PaperbackDimensions:424 pagesPublished:September 23, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230278663

ISBN - 13:9780230278660

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations Acknowledgements A note on translation Introduction 'This Awful Waiting' 'Starting to Find Firm Ground' 'The Coming Dictator' 'You are the Nobility of the Third Reich' 'We Will All Three be Good to One Another' 'These Masses Are What Matter' 'We are not Suited to be Executioners' 'An Indissoluble Community of Destiny' 'This People's War Must be Carried Through' 'A Life and Death Struggle' 'We Have Done the Right Thing' 'How Distant and Alien This Beautiful World Appears' Epilogue Notes Bibiliography and Sources

Editorial Reviews

'...a welcome addition to the burgeoning library of 'perpetrator studies'.' - Literary Review   '…a detailed and well-written insight into the man at the heart of the Nazi propaganda machine….In his examination of Goebbels, Toby Thacker has produced a valuable addition to the printed history of the 1930s and 1940s.' - Britain at War Magazine   'Thacker's reassessment is convincing and welcome. Crucially, his new biography is the first to be written since the entire set of Goebbels' diaries has been published. He writes well, and offers the reader a number of important new contentions and insights.' -BBC History Magazine  'Judicious, insightful and the first biography based on the entire available diary record. This book is a must for anybody interested in Hitler's Germany and the origins of the Holocaust'. - Brendan Simms, Peterhouse, Cambridge University, UK