New ed., 1980. Xii + 1245 pp. D.j., 22 x 15cm. Top of front hinge partly cracked o/w V.G. Into the short twelve-year life-span of The Third Reich was packed the most cataclysmic series of events that Western civilisation has ever known. Presiding over them all was Hitler who inevitably dominates this book. This is a masterly study by an author who was present at the Nuremburg trials and who read countless memoirs by participants in the events described. In addition, he was one of the few who had had access to the full volume of German official documents captured intact by the Allies and only made available for a short period by the American authorities in 1955. This book contains a wealth of fresh material combined with the highest skills of narration.