Explaining Nazi Germany

Explaining History

Book 18
Andrews UK Limited
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From the Explaining History series, this is a new ebook for students of Germany history designed to dispel the six most pervasive myths about the Third Reich and help students get to grips with the most common problems. Also check out the link for additional bonus material and a free six part modern history course.
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About the author

Nick Shepley is an historian, writer and teacher who lives in Wales with his wife, a mountain of books and their cat Chomsky.
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Publisher
Andrews UK Limited
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Published on
Dec 7, 2015
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Pages
30
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ISBN
9781783331123
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Europe / Germany
History / Military / World War II
History / Modern / 20th Century
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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