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The Resource Berlin diary : the journal of a foreign correspondent, 1934-1941, William L. Shirer

Berlin diary : the journal of a foreign correspondent, 1934-1941, William L. Shirer

Label
Berlin diary : the journal of a foreign correspondent, 1934-1941
Title
Berlin diary
Title remainder
the journal of a foreign correspondent, 1934-1941
Statement of responsibility
William L. Shirer
Title variation
Journal of a foreign correspondent
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CCP
Dewey number
940.5343
Index
no index present
LC call number
D811.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Berlin diary : the journal of a foreign correspondent, 1934-1941, William L. Shirer
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Publication
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OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780795316975
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11327290
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1E52D75A-BF22-481E-B8C1-351153764CCF
System control number
(OCoLC)795910292
Label
Berlin diary : the journal of a foreign correspondent, 1934-1941, William L. Shirer
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780795316975
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11327290
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1E52D75A-BF22-481E-B8C1-351153764CCF
System control number
(OCoLC)795910292
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