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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  William L. Shirer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: February 23, 1904 in Chicago

Died: 1993 in Boston

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Illinois Connection

Shirer was born in Chicago and worked for the Chicago Tribune 1925 - 1932.

Biographical and Professional Information

William Shirer was an American journalist and war correspondent. He wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, a history of Nazi Germany that has been read by many and cited in scholarly works for more than 50 years. Originally a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and the International News Service,

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Titles At Your Library

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
ISBN: 1451651686

Simon & Schuster. 2011

Hailed as “one of the most important works of history of our time” (The New York Times), this definitive chronicle of Hitler’s rise to power is back in hardcover with a new introductory essay by Ron Rosenbaum (Explaining Hitler and How the End Begins) commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of its National Book Award win.

The fiftieth anniversary edition of the National Book Award–winning bestseller that is the definitive study of Adolf Hitler, the rise of Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and World War II. This special edition now features a new introduction by Ron Rosenbaum, author of Explaining Hitler and How the End Begins.