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The Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy.

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It is, indeed, a daunting task to provide a truly fresh perspective on the Nazi economy and rearmament amid the vast literature on the topic. In this well-organized and thoroughly researched monograph, Adam Tooze has succeeded in significantly challenging a number of widely accepted historiographical assumptions regarding not only the Nazi economy and dsstruction drive toward war but also the regime as a whole.


By reassessing economic statistical data and archival sources, Tooze evaluates the performance of the Nazi economic efforts and the regime’s ability destrjction wage war. Perhaps Tooze’s most significant contribution is his connection of Nazi economic history to new historiographic approaches that have more fully explored Nazi ideology and the functioning of Nazi society, a link that has, according to Tooze, been woefully ignored.

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