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William L. Shirer (1904–1993)

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William Lawrence Shirer (February 23, 1904 - December 28, 1993) was an American journalist, war correspondent, and historian, who wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, a history of Nazi Germany that has been read by many and cited in scholarly works for more than 50 years. Shirer was born in näytä lisää Chicago and graduated from Coe. Originally a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and the International News Service, Shirer was the first reporter hired by Edward R. Murrow for what would become a CBS radio team of journalists, and he became known for his broadcasts from Berlin, from the rise of the Nazi dictatorship through the first year of World War II (1940). With Murrow, he organized the first broadcast world news roundup, a format still followed by news broadcasts. Shirer wrote more than a dozen books including Berlin Diary (published in 1941); The Collapse of the Third Republic (1969) and a three-volume autobiography, Twentieth Century Journey (1976 to 1990). Shirer received a 1946 Peabody Award for Outstanding Reporting and Interpretation of News for his work at CBS. His book, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, won the 1961 National Book Award for Nonfiction and Carey-Thomas Award for non-fiction. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

The rise and fall of the Third Reich (Vol. 2 of 4) (1960) — Tekijä — 7,919 kappaletta, 96 arvostelua
The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler (1961) 505 kappaletta, 6 arvostelua
The Sinking of the Bismarck (1962) 393 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Gandhi (1979) 270 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
This is Berlin. Reporting from Nazi Germany 1938-40 (1999) 180 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
End of a Berlin diary (1947) — Tekijä — 153 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Midcentury Journey (1952) 98 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The rise and fall of the Third Reich (Vol. 4/4) (1963) 21 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Traitor (1950) 20 kappaletta
Stranger Come Home (1954) 9 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich {Vol. 1 of 3} (2003) 7 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Consul's Wife 2 kappaletta
An August to Remember. (1986) 2 kappaletta

Associated Works

The Assassin's Cloak: An Anthology of the World's Greatest Diarists (2000) — Avustaja, eräät painokset561 kappaletta, 8 arvostelua
Reporting World War II Part One : American Journalism, 1938-1944 (1995) — Avustaja — 442 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Kind dieser Zeit (1932) — Jälkisanat — 38 kappaletta
I mondi del possibile (1993) — Avustaja, eräät painokset7 kappaletta
The Nightmare Years [1989 TV miniseries] 4 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Let Us Be Men (1969) — Avustaja — 3 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Shirer, William L.
Virallinen nimi
Shirer, William Lawrence
Mountain View Cemetery, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
Maa (karttaa varten)
Chicago, Illinois, Yhdysvallat
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Berlin, Germany
Paris, France
Coe College (BA|1925)
Murrow, Edward R. (colleague)
Lewis, Sinclair (friend)
CBS Radio
Chicago Tribune
Universal News Service
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Peabody Award (1946)
National Book Award (1961)
Carey-Thomas Award (1961)
Paul R. Reynolds
Lyhyt elämäkerta
William L. Shirer achieved fame as a foreign correspondent in Europe and Germany in particular during the years leading up to World War II, and again as the author of the award-winning 1960 book The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.



FS Editions of Shirer's Rise & Fall of Third Reich, Folio Society Devotees (elokuu 2023)


American foreign correspondent and later historian, the author was privileged to be in India and observe Gandhi as he launched the great Civil Disobedience movement that eventually liberated India from two and half centuries of British rule. He spent many hours in conversation with Gandhi, and this book provides insights into Gandhi the man, as well as Gandhi the activist, humanitarian, and "modern saint."
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PendleHillLibrary | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 21, 2024 |
I finished it! (and just a couple of hours before the new year, the pressure was on)
I'd like to say that I have widely read and studied the events of WW2 and this book has helped to add so much perspective to the timeline and connect key moments into the bigger picture.
Many parts of this book were hard to read and hard to understand how humans can have so much cruelty in them but I strongly believe they should never be forgotten.
Overall the book was very readable and easy to follow.… (lisätietoja)
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ChariseH | 95 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 25, 2024 |
This book is causing me to have a lot of thoughts. Thoughts about
- Effectiveness
- Deception - how easily people are deceived
- How the wicked sew confusion and misunderstanding
- How a person can be an evil genius

“Man may deceive his fellow-men, deception may follow deception, and the children of the wicked one may have power to seduce the foolish and untaught, till naught but fiction feeds the many, and the fruit of falsehood carries in its current the giddy to the grave;”
(Joseph Smith History, endnote)

Parallels between Adolph Hitler and Donald Trump
1. Bully, demean, throw temper tantrums
2. Instill a hatred in the people as a means of rising to and gaining more power
3. In negotiations change your stand without any compunction - be wildly inconsistent
4. Lie repeatedly, regardless of how blatant it is — Sycophants repeat the blatant lies
5. Obfuscate — to encourage their followers and deceive others
6. Throw friends under the bus when the sycophants are no longer useful

I see some historical similarities. In chronological order:
Hitler: I will make Germany great again.
Trump: I will make America great again
Putin: I will make Russia great again.

And from the Afterword:
“This book had a surprising reception. No one—not my publisher, my editor, my agent, my friends—believed that the public would buy a book so long,”
“And though the academic historians, on the whole, were cool to the book and to me (as if I were a usurper with no right to invade their field—to write good history, they said, you had to teach it), there were notable exceptions.”
“In Germany, to put it mildly, the book did not fare very well with the reviewers. The Germans simply could not face up to their past.”
Perhaps it will help too if the erring governments and the wondering people of this world will remember the dark night of Nazi terror and genocide that almost engulfed our world and that is the subject of this book. Remembrance of the past helps us to understand the present.
… (lisätietoja)
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bread2u | 95 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 15, 2024 |
Actually, this is the second volume of his two-volume 20th Century Journey series. I have not read the first volume, as I was more interested in his experiences in Germany during the 1930s. I was not disappointed. This is a good follow-up to his Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.
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taylor7152 | 6 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 11, 2024 |



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