Berlin diary: the journal of a foreign correspondent, 1934-1941

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A radio broadcaster and journalist for Edward R. Murrow at CBS, William Shirer was new to the world of broadcast journalism when he began keeping a diary while in Europe during the 1930s. It was in 1940, still a virtual unknown, that Shirer wondered whether his reminiscences of the collapse of the world around Nazi Germany could be of any interest or value as a book. Shirer's Berlin Diary, which is considered the first full record of what was happening in Germany during the rise of the Third Reich, first appeared in 1941. The book was an instant success. But how did Shirer get such a valuable firsthand account? He had anonymous sources willing to speak with him, provided their identity remained protected and disguised so as to avoid retaliation from the Gestapo. Shirer recorded his and others' eyewitness views to the horror that Hitler was inflicting on his people in his effort to conquer Europe. Shirer continued his job as a foreign correspondent and radio reporter for CBS until Nazi press censors made it virtually impossible for him to do his job with any real accuracy. He left Europe, taking with him the invaluable, unforgettable (and horrific) contents of his Berlin Diary.Berlin Diary brings the reader as close as any reporter has ever been to Hitler and the rise of the Third Reich. Shirer's honest, lucid and passionate reporting of the brutality with which Hitler came to power and the immediate reactions of those who witnessed these events is for all time.
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subject_facet Electronic books, Europe -- Politics and government -- 1918-1945, Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945, Hitler, Adolf, -- 1889-1945, Journalists -- United States -- Diaries, Shirer, William L. -- (William Lawrence), -- 1904-1993 -- Diaries, World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American
title_display Berlin diary; the journal of a foreign correspondent, 1934-1941
title_full Berlin diary : the journal of a foreign correspondent, 1934-1941 [electronic resource] / William L. Shirer, Berlin diary; the journal of a foreign correspondent, 1934-1941 William L. Shirer
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title_sub the journal of a foreign correspondent, 1934-1941
topic_facet Diaries, Electronic books, Hitler, Adolf, Journalists, Politics and government, Shirer, William L, World War, 1939-1945