Seventy years have passed since Adolf Hitler was appointed Chancellor, and in the intervening years a vast amount has been written on the origins and nature of the Third Reich. This work addresses the major issues such as: How did Hitler come to power? How was the Nazi dictatorship established? Why did Germany go to war? What led to the Holocaust?
Martin Kitchen is one of the world's leading experts on twentieth-century German history. He was Professor of History at the Simon Fraser University in Canada until his recent retirement. He is the author of The Cambridge Illustrated History of Germany, A Military History of Germany, Nazi Germany at War, and The German Offensives of 1918, also published by Tempus.