'A tour de force. Whether revisiting his classic arguments about fascism or tackling the latest debates about the role played by imperialism in German history, Geoff Eley's major synthesis is a reminder of why he is one of the surest guides to twentieth century German and European history.' - Prof. Dan Stone, Royal Holloway, UK 'Eley asks what was and what was not uniquely German about National Socialism, and tackles this vast task with his characteristic combination of deep learning and polemical verve. An invaluable tool for all those interested in current historical thinking about fascism and the Third Reich-- student, scholar, and layman alike' - Prof. Maiken Umbach, University of Nottingham, UK "Geoff Eley... has written an outstanding, compelling, and overall convincing book in which he masterfully evaluates recent historical research on Nazi Germany. [This] is a fascinating account providing a myriad of new ideas and insights written in a precise analytical prose, which will surely stimulate further research. It is grounded in a deep concern for the present political, economic and fiscal crisis and shows the author's continuing commitment to politically engaged history."-Armin Nolzen, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Geoff Eley is Karl Pohrt Distinguished University Professor in the Department of History at the University of Michigan. His previous works include A Crooked Line: From Cultural History to the History of Society (2005) and Forging Democracy: The History of the Left in Europe, 1850-2000 (2002).