War and Economy in the Third Reich (Paperback)
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War and Economy in the Third Reich (Paperback)

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War and Economy in the Third Reich examines the nature of the German economy in the 1930s and the Second World War. Richard Overy's essays, collected here for the first time with a substantial new introduction, explore the tension between Hitler's vision of an armed economy and the reality of German economic and social life. Often thought-provoking, always informed, War and Economy opens a window on an essential aspect of Hitler's Germany.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198205999
Number of pages: 404
Weight: 575 g
Dimensions: 234 x 154 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'What Overy's careful and valuable studies actually do is to confirm the conclusions of all other unprejudiced scholars who have used business archives with similar determination.' Times Literary Supplement
There can be no doubt thaat over the years, Overy has made a useful contribution to the economic history of the Third Reich. This collection makes it clear the strengths of that contribution, particularly his critical re-evaluation of accepted viewpoints. * Reviews of Books *
Historians of Anglo-American business have much to learn from the work of British historians of the German economy and German business, and from Overy in particular. * Business History *
War and Economy in the Third Reich brings together his most important essays on the topic and provides a useful and cogent statement of Overy's position on four interrelated issues ... an important contribution to the secondary literature on the history of the Nazi economy ... indispensible for understanding the relationship between state and economy in the Third Reich. * The Journal of Military History *
very interesting volume ... original, lucidly argued and well written ... Even older facts and theories have been put into a novel context, so that fresh insights can be gained. * EHR *
Over the past decade, Richard J. Overy has emerged as one of the leading economic historians of the Third Reich in the English-speaking world. He has made his mark through a prolific output, an insistence that statistics must not be ignored, and a penchant for controversy. This collection of his most important essays provides a good impression of the range of his work...this book will be of great interest to anyone trying to understand the dynamics of the Nazi dictatorship. * The Historian *
The eleven articles in Richard Overy's 'War and Economy in the Third Reich represent the fruit of twenty years of research and writing on the German economy under Hitler...this book has impressive coherence and focus. Overy has the happy knack of combining deep and prolonged immersion in the primary sources with an admirably spare and limpid style of exposition. Even when the subject matter is technical the writing is always enlivened by the sense that one is scaling the battlements of received wisdoms. * History Today *
taken together the essays constitute a distinctive interpretation only in a cumulative sense, and in so far as the excellent introduction brings together the threads of their separate concerns into a continuous argument * Tim Kirk, University of Northumbria, German History, Vol. 15, no. 1, 1997 *
well-executed descriptive economic history ... the best of these papers are vital reading for anyone who wants to understand how the Germans made and fought their war ... the volume suugests that Overy is the scholar best positioned to write the "systematic and integrated history of [Nazi] economic policy" that he has rightly suggested we need. * MacGregor Knox, The London School of Economics and Political Science, Journal of Interdisciplinary History *
This collection of his most important essays provides a good impression of the range of his work ... The thrust of his scholarship in all four fields has been to challenge received views and to stimulate debate on the basic nature of National Socialism ... this book will be of great interest to anyone trying to understand the dynamics of the Nazi dictatorship. * V.R. Berghahn, Brown University, The Historian *

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