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Blitzed : drugs in Nazi Germany
Blitzed : drugs in Nazi Germany
Ohler, Norman2016
"The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping bestseller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops' resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940. The promiscuous use of drugs at the very highest levels also impaired and confused decision-making, with Hitler and his entourage taking refuge in potentially lethal cocktails of stimulants administered by the physician Dr Morell as the war turned against Germany. While drugs cannot on their own explain the events of the Second World War or its outcome, Ohler shows, they change our understanding of it. Blitzed forms a crucial missing piece of the story."
Main title:
Blitzed : drugs in Nazi Germany / Norman Ohler ; translated by Shaun Whiteside.
London : Allen Lane / Penguin, 2016.
360 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm.
First published in German in 2015.Includes bibliographical references and index.Translated from the German.
Machine generated contents note: 1.Methamphetamine, the Volksdroge (1933--1938) -- 2.Sieg High! (1939--1941) -- 3.High Hitler: Patient A and His Personal Physician (1941--1944) -- 4.The Wonder Drug (1944--1945).
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryHistory362.2930943 OHLAvailable