Friday, June 22, 2012

Book Beginnings: The Coming of the Third Reich

Today, I have a submission for Book Beginnings on Fridays hosted by Rose City Reader.

The guidelines of the meme are: Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Don't forget to include the title and author of the book.

The first sentences in my book are
Is it wrong to begin with Bismarck? On several levels, he was a key figure in the coming of the Third Reich.
An interesting beginning. The reason that I am reading this book is because I know so little about the history of Germany and I am very interested in  Germany during World War II and how Hitler came to power. Thus, I don't know the answer to the question asked at the beginning of the book, but it works fine for me.

The book I am reading is The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard J. Evans.

This is a very long book, and I am a slow reader, especially non-fiction that is dense with information and ideas. It is going to take me a while to get through this one.

Check out the other posts for book beginnings at Rose City Reader.


Kristin said...

This sounds like an interesting read...I remember taking a class in college that covered this time period and it was one of my favorite classes because it was all so interesting!

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Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

I think this is sitting on my husband's TBR shelf, but it is not one that I am ever going to tackle. I did read The German Century that Hubby gave me, and that was enough.

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

Amber said...

I too am ill informed about this time period. I read this book called The Red Rooster not too long ago. It was set in Paris during WWII...historical fiction. I think it leaned way towards the fiction side.

Anyways, I hope you learn a lot and enjoy this book.

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Chris Thompson said...

I took a college course on interwar Europe, and the ideology made that time very complicated. Hopefully you enjoy it!

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