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Fest, Joachim C. 1926-2006

Works: 330 works in 1,408 publications in 17 languages and 18,308 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  History  Diaries  Drama  Portraits 
Roles: Author, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Bibliographic antecedent, Performer, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Creator, Contributor, Director, Editor, Interviewer, Other, Interviewee, Honoree
Classifications: DD247.H5, B
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Most widely held works by Joachim C Fest
Hitler by Joachim C Fest( Book )
252 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 3,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a biography of German leader Adolph Hitler, presenting him as a basically hollow individual who was elevated by the circumstances of history, and looking at how the collapse of order, anxieties of the age, and a climate of change allowed him to seize control of Germany
The face of the Third Reich : portraits of the Nazi leadership by Joachim C Fest( Book )
43 editions published between 1070 and 2011 in English and German and held by 2,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the personal profiles of the Nazi leaders in the Third Reich, focusing on their monstrous psyches and their corruption of political and moral standards
Plotting Hitler's death : the story of the German resistance by Joachim C Fest( Book )
51 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The human side of the German resistance - the conviction and resolve that gave them the courage to defy almost impossible odds, and the fatal indecisiveness that caused them to fail time and again. Plotting Hitler's Death will stands as one of the definitive accounts of a tortured and misunderstood era
Inside Hitler's bunker : the last days of the Third Reich by Joachim C Fest( Book )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The final days of World War II are related in a study that furnishes details of Hitler's final days in the bunker and the torment on the streets of Germany's cities and towns as the Third Reich collapsed under the weight of American, British, French, and Russian forces. There is nothing in recent history that comes close to the cataclysmic events of the spring of 1945. Never before has the defeat of a nation been accompanied by such monumental loss of life, such utter destruction. Author Joachim Fest shows that the devastation was the result of Hitler's determination to take the entire country down with him; he would make sure that his enemies would find only a wasteland, where once there was a thriving civilization. Fest describes in riveting detail the final weeks of the war, from the desperate battles that raged night and day in the ruins of Berlin, fought by boys and old men, to the growing paranoia that marked Hitler's mental state--his utter disregard for the well being of both soldiers and civilians-- to his suicide and the efforts of his loyal aides to destroy his body before the advancing Russian armies reached Berlin. Inside Hitler's Bunker combines meticulous research with spellbinding storytelling and sheds light on events that, for those who survived them, were nothing less than the end of the world
Speer : the final verdict by Joachim C Fest( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unemployed architect when Hitler came to power in 1933, Albert Speer was soon designing the Third Reich's most important buildings. In 1942 Hitler appointed him Armaments Minister and he quadrupled production, an astonishing achievement that kept the German Army in the field and prolonged the war. Yet Speer's life was full of contradictions. The only member of the Nazi elite with whom Hitler developed more than a purely functional relationship (he has even been called "Hitler's unrequited love"), Speer was always an outsider in Hitler's inner circle. He saw himself as an artist, above the crass power struggles of the roughnecks around him, but his enormous ambition blinded him to the crimes in which he played a leading role. Brilliantly illustrated, this gripping account of one man's rise and fall helps explain how Germany descended so far into crime and barbarism
Des Gesicht des Dritten Reiches; Profile einer totalitäteren Herrschaft by Joachim C Fest( Book )
101 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Albert Speer : conversations with Hitler's architect by Joachim C Fest( Book )
31 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Albert Speer, the chief architect of the Third Reich and Adolf Hitler's confidant, remains the most mysterious character of the leadership of the Nazi regime. He built the 'Reichskanzlei' (official offices), discovered the 'Lightdome', and was finally, in 1942, named as the minister for armaments. But he characterized himself as apolitical and called Hitler's hatred of Jews an anomaly, and the conspirators of the 20th July placed his name on their cabinet list." "Joachim Fest helped Speer to draft his 'memoirs' and the Spandau diaries. Between 1966 and 1981 they conducted numerous detailed conversations whose content (and at times exact wording) Fest recorded in writing after the event. The records captured in this manner are now published for the first time in this book and provide a unique portrait of Albert Speer - of the man, his thinking and his role in the Nazi regime. They are an important contribution to understanding the psychology of the National Socialist leadership and at the same time a significant document of history."--BOOK JACKET
Hitlers laatste dagen : het einde van het Derde Rijk by Joachim C Fest( Book )
44 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 11 languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A partir de documents d'archives et de témoignages, J.C. Fest raconte la fin de la vie d'Hitler en avril 1945, alors que la ville de Berlin est assiégée. Il analyse le comportement, les faits et actes du dictateur devenu l'homme du souterrain (il resta les derniers mois de la guerre enfermé dans son bunker), son jusqu'au-boutisme, ses ordres absurdes et inutiles et son suicide
Speer : eine Biographie by Joachim C Fest( Book )
23 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Untergang : Hitler und das Ende des Dritten Reiches : eine historische Skizze by Joachim C Fest( Book )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in German and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die unwissenden Magier : über Thomas und Heinrich Mann by Joachim C Fest( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in German and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hitler a career ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses never-before-seen film footage from secret archives and private collections to chart the rise and fall of Hitler and his Third Reich
Hitler the whole story ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A behind the scenes look at the reasons for Hitler's rise to power and the perverse charisma that led the Third Reich to a brief glory and a violent end. Includes rare original film footage and intimate photographs. Presents a new insight into Hitler and the Germany of his time
Der Untergang by Bruno Ganz( Visual )
22 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in German and English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes you into Hitler's bunker in 1945, during the brutal and harrowing last days of the Third Reich. Seen through the eyes of Hitler's infamous secretary Traudl Junge, optimism crumbles into grim realization and terror as it becomes clear that Germany's defeat is inevitable. As the Russian army circles the city, the dimly lit halls of the underground refuge become an execution chamber for the Fuhrer and his closest advisors
Zwischen Diktatur und Literatur : Marcel Reich-Ranicki im Gespräch mit Joachim Fest by Marcel Reich-Ranicki( Book )
26 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ich nicht : Erinnerungen an eine Kindheit und Jugend by Joachim C Fest( Book )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Herinneringen van de bekende Duitse historicus (1926-2006) aan zijn jeugd in de nazitijd
Begegnungen : über nahe und ferne Freunde by Joachim C Fest( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der zerstörte Traum : vom Ende des utopischen Zeitalters by Joachim C Fest( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in German and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aufgehobene Vergangenheit : Portraits und Betrachtungen by Joachim C Fest( Book )
14 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in German and Undetermined and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bürgerlichkeit als Lebensform : späte Essays by Joachim C Fest( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in German and Italian and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.34 (from 0.21 for Inside Hit ... to 1.00 for Hannah Are ...)
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Alternative Names
Feisite, Yueaximu 1926-2006
Fest-Herrendoerfer, .. 1926-2006
Fest-Herrendoerfer, Joachim 1926-2006
Fest-Hoffmann-von Lang, .. 1926-2006
Fest-Hoffmann-von Lang, Joachim 1926-2006
Fest, I. 1926-2006
Fest, I. (Ioakhim), 1926-2006
Fest, Ioachim K. 1926-2006
Fest, Ioakhim 1926-2006
Fest, Ioakhim K. 1926-
Fest, Ioakhim K. 1926-2006
Fest, Joachim
Fest Joachim 1926-2006
Fest, Joachim C.
Fest, Joachim C. 1926-2006
Fest, Joachim Clemens 1926-2006
Fesṭ, Yoʾakhim 1926-2006
Fesuto, Yoahimu 1926-2006
Pʻesŭtʻŭ, Yoahim C. 1926-2006
Yue a xi mu Fei si te 1926-2006
Yueaximu-Feisite 1926-2006
Фест, Иоахим 1926-2006
Фест, Иоахим К 1926-2006
פאסט, יואכים 1926-2006
פסט, יואכים 1926-2006
페스트, 요아힘 C. 1926-2006
フェスト, ヨアヒム
フェスト, ヨアヒム 1926-2006
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