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William L. Shirer

Born: February 23, 1904 in Chicago
Died: 1993 in Boston

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Shirer was born in Chicago and worked for the Chicago Tribune 1925 - 1932.

Biography: 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,


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

William L. Shirer on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

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

RosettaBooks, [Place of publication not identified] : 2012.

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: 1286630

History of Nazi Germany.