Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent 1934-1941

1941 Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent 1934-1941, William L. Shirer. The great bestseller that records - hour-by-hour, day-by-day the hell that was Hitler's Germany. Paperback

A day to day record of events that happened before his eyes, such as he was in Vienna when the Nazis took over Austria, he covered the Sudetenland fighting in 1938 and watched the sellout of Czechoslovakia at Godesberg, Berlin and Munich.

Publisher's Note

This is Shirer's first-hand account as he watched with increased fascination and horror as Europe plunged madly down the road to Armageddon in the last half of the 1930s. Shirer spent many years in close proximity to Hitler, witnessing first hand the brutality with which Hitler tried to conquer Europe, hoping against hope that Hitler would somehow lose.

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

LC Control No.: 41009746
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Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
Personal Name: Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence), 1904-1993.
Main Title: Berlin diary; the journal of a foreign correspondent, 1934-1941 [by] William L. Shirer.
Published/Created: New York, A. A. Knopf, 1941.
Related Names: Rouben Mamoulian Collection (Library of Congress)
Description: 3. p. l., [v]-vi p., 2 l., [3]-605, xxi, [1] p. 22 cm.
Notes: "First edition."
Sequel: End of a Berlin diary.
Subjects: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945.
Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence), 1904-1993 --Diaries.
World War, 1939-1945 --Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 --Germany.
Europe --Politics and government --1918-1945.
Germany --Politics and government --1933-1945.
LC Classification: D811.5 .S5 1941
LC Copy: D811.5 .S5 1941 Copy 7 Another copy. Dust jacket. Inscription in ink on front free endpaper: To Holbrook Smith, don’t be sad--you saw it begin in 1937 over there. William L. Shirer, New York, January, 1942. Penciled marks and margin notes throughout text. Newspaper clipping from New York Telegram, Mar. 24, 1953 on Hitler pasted on verso of front free endpaper. Five newspaper clippings from New York newspapers, 1948-1949, laid in. Gift of Holbrook Smith, Sept. 24, 1982.
Dewey Class No.: 940.5343
Geographic Area Code: e------ e-gx---

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