The Third Reich in 100 Objects

A Material History of Nazi Germany

Roger Moorhouse

Date Published :
August 2020
Publisher :
Greenhill Books
Contributor(s) :
Professor Richard Overy
Illustration :
200 Illustrations
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781784381806

Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 272
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781784385163

Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 272
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First book of its kind for the Third Reich and the Second World War to look at the wide range of objects associated with politics and everyday life.

’An engaging and novel approach to a familiar history. Pleasingly comprehensive and accessible… highly recommended’ - Iron Cross magazine.

Hitler's Third Reich is still the focus of numerous articles, books and films: no regime of the twentieth century has prompted such a body of literature.

Collated by one of the world's leading historians of Nazi Germany and illustrated throughout, this book is an, compelling and revelatory guide to the Third Reich.

Ranging from documents and postcards to weapons and personal effects, these objects include Pervitin, Hitler's Mercedes, Hitler's grooming kit, the Messerschmitt 262, the Luger pistol, the Tiger Tank, Eva Braun's lipstick case, the underpants of Rudolf Hess, and, of course, the Swastika and Mein Kampf.

About The Author

ROGER MOORHOUSE is a historian of the Third Reich. He has been published in over 20 languages. He is a tour guide, a book reviewer and a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Warsaw.

Richard James Overy is a British historian who has published extensively on the history of World War II and Nazi Germany.


"No one knows more about the Third Reich than Roger Moorhouse. He has chosen fascinating objects that expose the poisonous reality of Hitler’s Germany."

- Dan Snow, author of Twentieth Century Battlefields and Death or Victory

"Every political religion requires its icons and Nazism exemplified this. Art, artefacts and symbols mattered enormously to Hitler and his henchmen, who were selling an idea, a faith, as much as a political programme. This fascinating and beautifully illustrated book by a leading expert on the Nazis sums up the Third Reich in a brilliant and highly accessible way."

- Professor Andrew Roberts, author of The Storm of War and Masters and Commanders

"A fascinating kaleidoscope. These 100 objects are the icons of Nazi Germany."

- Professor Sonke Neitzel, author of Tapping Hitler’s Generals and Soldiers

"From the bizarre to the sinister; a novel and informative way of describing Nazi Germany."

- Charles Messenger, author of Tanks and Broken Sword

"Featuring insightful commentary on the tangible relics of the Third Reich, this book tells the history of the Nazi regime from a fascinating new perspective"

- Military History Monthly

"The style of writing is clear and coherent, the illustrations crisp and of excellent quality, and the book well-rounded and accessible to all. Whether the reader is just interested in this period of history or an academic it is very highly recommended."

- Alina Nwobilska, Britain at War Magazine

"A beautifully illustrated book by a leading expert on the Nazis."

- The Bookseller

"An engaging and novel approach to a familiar history. Pleasingly comprehensive and accessible… highly recommended."

- Iron Cross Magazine

"Moorhouse is an historian with an extraordinary gift for telling detail… Hitler’s Third Reich in 100 Objects performs two essential tasks when it comes to remembering Nazi Germany. First, it conveys how a single, 12-year period — as Richard Overy points out in his introduction — 'continues to exert a macabre fascination long after its violent demise'. At the same time, it decouples beauty from politics, forcing the reader to confront how the former can be dragooned into service by the latter, but need not be."


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