The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William Shirer (1960) hardcover book


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William L. Shirer - The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1960. First edition, eighth printing. Hardcover. 8vo. Olive green cloth binding. 1245 pp. Illustrative maps on endpapers. Fair condition.Ex-library copy. Scuffing, smudging to edges of textblock and boards. Discoloration, patches of sticker fuzz on endpapers. Smudging to textblock edges. Dust jacket is in good condition with some surface abrasion, chipping along periphery and at top of spine (see photos). The eighth was the last printing before Simon and Schuster began publishing this title in a much condensed format. Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich wasn't the first history of the Nazi empire nor the most thorough, but it remains the most popular account by far.

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