On April 29, 1945, Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops. On the same day in the Führerbunker, Adolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. The 1961 National Book Award winner for non-fiction, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany by William L. Shirer, is one of the definitive books in English detailing how this day came and what followed. It has received notable criticism in addition to praise, highlighting that the telling of history, whether it comes from an award winning book or a tiny book blog, is often riddled with bias and shortcomings.
Book Title: The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
Book Author: William L. Shirer
ISBN Number: 0671728687
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