"THE THIRD REICH IN POWER"
Is the sequel to the highly regarded Coming of The Third Reich
by eminent British historian, Richard J. Evans
. Just picked up the hardcover edition and it promises to deliver at an impressive 941 pages and a bibliography that runs very heavy into the German language sources. Just flipping through I noted some obscure books that will delight even the specialist in the history of Nazi Germany.
In his first book, Evans did a yeoman job de-bunking the " Hitler came to power democratically" myth by examining the causal connection between the strategic use of street violence by the Nazi Party and consequent backstairs intriguing by the German elite to delegitimize, hollow out and then replace the Weimar democracy with a National Socialist state. In the second volume, Evans deals with the process of "coordination" as Nazi totalitarianism penetrates every quarter of German life.
Sigh. My " to be read" pile of books now stands at 23 !!