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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  William L. Shirer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: February 23, 1904 in Chicago

Died: 1993 in Boston


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Illinois Connection

Shirer was born in Chicago and worked for the Chicago Tribune 1925 - 1932.

Biographical and Professional Information

William Shirer was an American journalist and war correspondent. He wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, a history of Nazi Germany that has been read by many and cited in scholarly works for more than 50 years. Originally a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and the International News Service,


Selected Titles At Your Library

The rise and fall of the Third Reich
ISBN: 9780795317002. OCLC Number: 795912905

RosettaBooks,. .

From the Publisher: When the Third Reich fell, it fell swiftly. The Nazis had little time to cover up their memos, their letters, or their diaries. William L. Shirer's definitive book on the Third Reich uses these unique sources. Combined with his personal experience with the Nazis, living through the war as an international correspondent, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich not only earned Shirer a National Book Award but is recognized as one of the most important and authoritative books about the Third Reich and Nazi Germany ever written.

The rise and fall of the Third Reich /
ISBN: 1451651686. OCLC Number: 1286630

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History of Nazi Germany.