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by | Read by Malcolm Hillgartner

History • 2.75 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2018

The Nazis' sweep through Europe during WWII was seen as inevitable by many. Yet, as this compelling audiobook contends, Hitler's rise to power was more of a propaganda victory using smoke and mirrors and aided by complicit government officials and industrialists who threw themselves in with the rising National Socialist party. Narrator Malcolm Hillgartner serves as a wry social commentator, heaping scorn on those too weak willed to stand up to Hitler who enabled the ill-prepared Nazis to face a much smoother path to conquest than they should have had. He also sadly recounts the millions victimized as the result of such cowardice. Hillgartner's tone is that of a knowledgeable history teacher as he points out every misstep made that allowed the Nazis to thrive. He makes the listener wonder how different the results would have been had more people challenged Hitler. D.E.M. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2018]

Trade Ed. • Brilliance Audio • 2018

CD ISBN 978-1-5436-9038-5 $26.99 • Three CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-5436-9039-2 $16.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN 978-1-5436-8904-4 $14.99

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