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Blitzed : drugs in Nazi Germany / Norman Ohler ; translated by Shaun Whiteside.

Blitzed : drugs in Nazi Germany / Norman Ohler ; translated by Shaun Whiteside.
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362.293 OHLE
Adult Non Fiction   Double Bay . On Loan . 6 Nov 2021
362.293 OHLE
Adult Non Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
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ISBN 9780241256992 (hardback)
Author Ohler, Norman author.
Title Blitzed : drugs in Nazi Germany / Norman Ohler ; translated by Shaun Whiteside.
Publisher/Date London : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2016.
©2016
Pagination etc. 360 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents note First published in German in 2015.
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Note The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, this book 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, they change our understanding of it. This book forms a crucial missing piece of the story.
Language note Translated from the German.
Subject - Name Hitler, Adolf, -- 1889-1945
Subject Nazis
Drugs of abuse -- Germany
Germany -- Politics and government -- 1933-1945
Added Author Whiteside, Shaun translator.
Shelf Location 362.293 OHLE
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