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Wick, Steve
The long night : William L. Shirer and the rise and fall of the Third Reich / by Steve Wick
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2011
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 4th Floor  PN4874.S49 W53 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence), 1904-1993
Subject(s) Journalists -- United States -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Journalists -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Press coverage -- United States
Fascism -- Press coverage -- Germany
Physical Description xiii, 264 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Library's copy is signed by the author
NOTE Funded by the Henry and Mala Dorfman Endowment Fund
Contents Leaving Berlin -- The American correspondence. The writer his luck holds ; The American correspondent ; The long train home ; His luck holds again ; Gestapo at the train station -- The good American. Berlin and the world ; Tauentzienstrasse ; The watering hole ; The dirty liar ; Parading down the Wilhelmstrasse ; Bad writing ; Get out of the country ; Drinks at the Adlon ; The Jewish doctor ; Clearing the mountains ; The photographer ; Sigrid wakes him up ; Lies as thick as grass ; The Germans are out of their minds ; Riding in staff cars ; War of the worlds ; A long train ride to Tess ; Crowded buses ; A warning from a friend -- The ruins
Summary "When William L. Shirer agreed to start up the Berlin bureau of Edward R. Murrow's CBS News in the 1930s, he quickly became both the most trusted and most determined reporter in all of Europe. He did not fall for the Nazi propaganda, as some of his esteemed colleagues did, and fought against both Nazi censorship and American disdain for his relentless tactics. He warned of the consequences if the Nazis were not stopped, all the while developing close ties to the party's elite and maintaining contacts whose allegiances could not be won by other reporters, thus obtaining a unique perspective of the party's rise to power. From the Night of the Long Knives to his removal at bayonet-point from the broadcast center in Vienna during Anschluss, and from the front lines of Germany's invasion of France to his coverage of the Nuremberg trials and the Nazis' demise, Shirer redefined the importance of journalism. Here, thanks to Steve Wick's unique access to Shirer's archives--including never-before-seen journals and letters--The Long Night fleshes out the details of the maverick journalist's adventures in Europe, delivering a new, rich perspective on the Third Reich"-- Provided by publisher
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-256) and index
Alternate Author Dorfman Endowment, 2011

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