End of a Berlin Diary

End of a Berlin Diary

William L. Shirer / Jun 20, 2019

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  • Title: End of a Berlin Diary
  • Author: William L. Shirer
  • ISBN: 9781568494289
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
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      • William L. Shirer

        William Lawrence Shirer was an American journalist and historian He became known for his broadcasts on CBS from the German capital of Berlin through the first year of World War II.Shirer first became famous through his account of those years in his Berlin Diary published in 1941 , but his greatest achievement was his 1960 book, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, originally published by Simon Schuster This book of well over 1000 pages is still in print, and is a detailed examination of the Third Reich filled with historical information from German archives captured at the end of the war, along with impressions Shirer gained during his days as a correspondent in Berlin Later, in 1969, his work The Collapse of the Third Republic drew on his experience spent living and working in France from 1925 to 1933 This work is filled with historical information about the Battle of France from the secret orders and reports of the French High Command and of the commanding generals of the field Shirer also used the memoirs, journals, and diaries of the prominent British, Italian, Spanish, and French figures in government, Parliament, the Army, and diplomacy.


    1. This is the MUST read conclusion to A Berlin Diary 1934 - 1941.William Shirer with his return to Berlin after its fall and occupation, in his absence of a mere few years, is to witness the reaping of the whirlwind.A total transformation awaited him in the total destruction of a familiar city, a society and a political system that brought exactly that to most of its neighbours.Now he will witness the survivors at the Nuremberg Trials,the ruins of a proud city and its people's attempts to survive [...]

    2. William Shirer's definitive Rise And Fall of Third Reich was so very well known, so unquestionably acknowledged to be THE book to read on the topic if one were to read just one, that one sort of postponed it when reading other stuff on the topic - after all, the horrors of the second world war, especially the genocide related ones, are precisely what a young person aware of the general history would not go into, for fear of drowning in the then recent past, who knows with what result! So instead [...]

    3. If you've already gotten the chance to read W.L.S's last text, "Berlin Diary", then I strongly suggest you pick up this concluding piece that compliments and brings full-circle the thoughts, opinions, and feelings of the writer that were left off in 1940 with his departure from Nazi Germany.Overall, I believe the piece to be a fantastic source of primary info from the post-WWII wasteland that was mainland Europe, unfiltered as it mostly is from the need to make his musings better fit newspaper g [...]

    4. Lack of nuance, few insights and the inclusion of too many dry documents make this one a disappointment. Try the better 'Berlin Diary: The Journal of a Foreign Correspondent 1934-41' by the same author instead.

    5. What an amazing journey. Shirer picked up back in Europe as the Allies are taking back France and heading toward Germany. He includes interviews, diaries, letters, captured notes from German meetings and conferences, court reports as well as his own observations on the ground. Compelling read.

    6. Disappointing sequel to the author's A Berlin Diary. Much of the book reprints Nazi reports during World War II. Rather tedious and much less engaging than the earlier diary.

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