Blitzed

Drugs in Nazi Germany

EAN:  9780141983165
Publicatie datum:   30-05-2017
Uitvoering:  Paperback / softback
Taal:  Engels
Aantal pagina's:  368

   Niet op voorraad

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.

    EAN: 9780141983165
    Auteur: 
    Uitgever: Penguin Group
    Publicatie datum:   30-05-2017
    Uitvoering: Paperback / softback
    Taal: Engels
    Hoogte: 198 mm
    Breedte: 129 mm
    Gewicht: 300 gr
    Status: Niet op voorraad
    Aantal pagina's: 368