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Berlin at War

By Roger Moorhouse

About the Book

Berlin was the city at the very center of World War Two. It was the launching pad for Hitler's empire, the embodiment of his vision of a “world metropolis.” Berlin was also the place where Hitler's Reich would ultimately fall. Berlin suffered more air raids than any other German city and endured the full force of a Soviet siege.

In Berlin at War, historian Roger Moorhouse uses diaries, memoirs, and interviews to provide a searing first-hand account of life and death in the Nazi capital—the privations, the hopes and fears, and the nonconformist tradition that saw some Berliners provide underground succour to the city's remaining Jews. Combining comprehensive research with gripping narrative, Berlin at War is the incredible story of the city—and people—that saw the whole of World War Two.

About the Author

Roger Moorhouse studied history at the University of London and is a regular contributor to BBC History Magazine. He is the award-winning author of Berlin at War and Killing Hitler: The Plots, The Assassins, and the Dictator Who Cheated Death and is co-author with Norman Davies of Microcosm: Portrait of a Central European City.