Berlin at War: Life and Death in Hitler's Capital, 1939-45

Author(s): Roger Moorhouse

Second World War

Berlin was the city at the very center of World War Two. It was the launching pad for Hitler’s empire, the embodiment of his vision of a "world metropolis.” Berlin was also the place where Hitler’s Reich would ultimately fall. Berlin suffered more air raids than any other German city and endured the full force of a Soviet siege.

In Berlin at War, historian Roger Moorhouse uses diaries, memoirs, and interviews to provide a searing first-hand account of life and death in the Nazi capital--the privations, the hopes and fears, and the nonconformist tradition that saw some Berliners provide underground succour to the city’s remaining Jews. Combining comprehensive research with gripping narrative, Berlin at War is the incredible story of the city--and people--that saw the whole of World War Two.


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A fascinating portrayal of the German experience during the Second World War told through the eyes of the citizens of Berlin

Andrew Roberts, author of "Masters and Commanders: How Four Titans Won the War in the West, 1941-1945"
"A well-researched, fluently-written and utterly absorbing account of what life (and, so very often) death was like for ordinary Germans in the capital of Hitler's Reich during the Second World War. The Berliners' capacity for suffering, for sacrifice, for self-delusion, but also astonishingly for love--and even on occasion humour--is superbly evoked by Moorhouse's cornucopia of new information." "Kirkus," starred review"A superb addition to the social history of Nazi Germany.... An august contribution to the city-during-a-war genre, worthy to sit alongside such classics as Margaret Leech's "Reveille in Washington "(1941) and Ernest Furguson's "Ashes of Glory" (1996)." Antony Beevor, author of "Stalingrad" and "The Fall of Berlin 1945"""""Berlin at War "is a well-researched and beautifully composed account, vividly recreating those years of Nazi arrogance, oppression, and corrupti

Roger Moorhouse is an historian and author specialising in modern German history. He is the co-author, with Norman Davies, of Microcosm: Portrait of a Central European City, and the author of Killing Hitler: The Third Reich and the Plots Against the Fuhrer.

General Fields

  • : 9780099551898SECA
  • : Random House
  • : Vintage
  • : August 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 35mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 464
  • : Illustrations
  • : Roger Moorhouse
  • : Paperback
  • : 1011
  • : English
  • : 943/.155086/4