Hitlerland by Andrew Nagorski
American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power

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Hitler’s rise to power, Germany’s march to the abyss, as seen through the eyes of Americans—diplomats, military officers, journalists, expats, visiting authors, Olympic athletes—who watched horrified and up close. By tapping a rich vein of personal testimonies, Hitlerland offers a gripping narrative full of surprising twists—and a startlingly fresh perspective on this heavily dissected era.
 

About Andrew Nagorski

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Andrew Nagorski, award-winning journalist, is vice president and director of public policy at the EastWest Institute, a New York-based international affairs think tank. During a long career at Newsweek, he served as the magazine’s bureau chief in Hong Kong, Moscow, Rome, Bonn, Warsaw, and Berlin. He is the author of four previous books and has written for countless publications. He lives in Pelham Manor, New York.
 
Published March 13, 2012 by Simon & Schuster. 400 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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Houghton, an industrialist who threw grand parties and blamed America for Germany’s economic woes, and Karl Henry von Wiegland, reporter for Hearst, who described Hitler as a “man of the people.” Some of the more shameless hangers-on included Ernst Hanfstaengl, a half-American, Harvard-educated a...

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This account by former Newsweek staffer Nagorski (The Greatest Battle) offers precise firsthand observations of Hitler and his place in history, beginning in the 1920s, as people tried to decide whether he could be dismissed as a nonentity or posed a serious threat to world order.

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Nagorski does not make a compelling case that American observers helped end isolationist sentiment in the United States. But the book does vividly convey the difficulties Americans had coming to terms with the Nazi terror.

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Deseret News

Andrew Nagorski's new book, "Hitlerland: American Witnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power," is a good account of Americans in Nazi Germany before and during early years of World War II.

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BellaOnline

Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power, by Andrew Nagorski, a former senior editor in the international division of Newsweek, is a fascinating insight to the pre-World War II days of Nazi Germany from the viewpoint of well known American journalists, diplomats and socialites...

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