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The sensational international bestseller on the overwhelming role of drug-taking in the Third Reich
'The most brilliant and fascinating book I have read in my entire life' Dan Snow
'Extremely interesting ... a serious piece of scholarship, very well researched' Ian Kershaw
The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping bestseller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial…mehr

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The sensational international bestseller on the overwhelming role of drug-taking in the Third Reich

'The most brilliant and fascinating book I have read in my entire life' Dan Snow

'Extremely interesting ... a serious piece of scholarship, very well researched' Ian Kershaw


The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping bestseller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops' resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940.

The promiscuous use of drugs at the very highest levels also impaired and confused decision-making, with Hitler and his entourage taking refuge in potentially lethal cocktails of stimulants administered by the physician Dr Morell as the war turned against Germany. While drugs cannot on their own explain the events of the Second World War or its outcome, Ohler shows, they change our understanding of it. Blitzed forms a crucial missing piece of the story.


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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Seitenzahl: 272
  • Erscheinungstermin: 6. Oktober 2016
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9780241256985
  • Artikelnr.: 45324774
Autorenporträt
Norman Ohler was born in Zweibrücken in 1970. He is the author of three novels, Die Quotenmaschine (the world's first hypertext novel), Mitte and Stadt des Goldes as well as two novellas. He was co-writer of the script for Wim Wenders' film Palermo Shooting . He researched Blitzed in numerous archives across Germany and the United States.
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German writer Norman Ohler's astonishing account of methamphetamine addiction in the Third Reich changes what we know about the second world war .. Blitzed looks set to reframe the way certain aspects of the Third Reich will be viewed in the future Rachel Cooke Guardian