Nazi Germany: A Very Short Introduction
Author: Jane Caplan
Caplan's analysis of Nazi Germany considers the emergence and popular appeal of the Nazi party. She discusses the relationships among belief, consent, and terror in securing the regime, alongside the crucial role played by Hitler himself. Covering the full history of the regime, the book includes an unflinching look at the dark stains of war, persecution, and genocide. At the same time, Caplan offers unexpected angles of vision and insights, asking readers to look behind the handful of overused images of Nazi Germany we are familiar with and to engage critically with a history that is so abhorrent it risks seeming beyond interpretation.