Travellers in the Third Reich: The Rise of Fascism Through the Eyes of Everyday People

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by Julia Boyd

Without the benefit of hindsight, how do you interpret what’s right in front of your eyes?

Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History 2018

One of the Daily Telegraph‘s Best Books of 2017

Guardian ‘Readers’ Choice’ Best Book of 2017

Travellers in the Third Reich: The Rise of Fascism Through the Eyes of Everyday People

The events that took place in Germany between 1919 and 1945 were dramatic and terrible but there were also moments of confusion, of doubt – of hope. How easy was it to know what was actually going on, to grasp the essence of National Socialism, to remain untouched by the propaganda or predict the Holocaust?

Travellers in the Third Reich is an extraordinary history of the rise of the Nazis based on fascinating first-hand accounts, drawing together a multitude of voices and stories, including students, politicians, musicians, diplomats, schoolchildren, communists, scholars, athletes, poets, journalists, fascists, artists, tourists, even celebrities like Charles Lindbergh and Samuel Beckett. Their experiences create a remarkable three-dimensional picture of Germany under Hitler – one so palpable that the reader will feel, hear, even breathe the atmosphere.

These are the accidental eyewitnesses to history. Disturbing, absurd, moving, and ranging from the deeply trivial to the deeply tragic, their tales give a fresh insight into the complexities of the Third Reich, its paradoxes and its ultimate destruction.

About the Author

Julia Boyd is the author of A Dance with the Dragon: The Vanished World of Peking’s Foreign Colony; The Excellent Doctor Blackwell: The Life of the First Woman Physician; and Hannah Riddell: An Englishwoman in Japan. Previously a trustee of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, she now lives in London.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 3.5 × 19.7 cm