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The Resource Blitzed : drugs in the Third Reich, Norman Ohler ; translated by Shaun Whiteside

Blitzed : drugs in the Third Reich, Norman Ohler ; translated by Shaun Whiteside

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Blitzed : drugs in the Third Reich
Title
Blitzed
Title remainder
drugs in the Third Reich
Statement of responsibility
Norman Ohler ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"The Nazi regime preached an ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity. But as Norman Ohler reveals in this gripping new history, the Third Reich was saturated with drugs. On the eve of World War II, Germany was a pharmaceutical powerhouse, and companies such as Merck and Bayer cooked up cocaine, opiates, and, most of all, methamphetamines, to be consumed by everyone from factory workers to housewives to millions of German soldiers. In fact, troops regularly took rations of a form of crystal meth--the elevated energy and feelings of invincibility associated with the high even help to explain certain German military victories. Drugs seeped all the way up to the Nazi high command and, especially, to Hitler himself. Over the course of the war, Hitler became increasingly dependent on injections of a cocktail of drugs--including a form of heroin--administered by his personal doctor. While drugs alone cannot explain the Nazis' toxic racial theories or the events of World War II, Ohler's investigation makes an overwhelming case that, if drugs are not taken into account, our understanding of the Third Reich is fundamentally incomplete"--Provided by publisher
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Ohler, Norman
Dewey number
362.29/95094309044
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5840.G3
LC item number
O3513 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Whiteside, Shaun
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Nazis
  • Drugs
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Soldiers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
Label
Blitzed : drugs in the Third Reich, Norman Ohler ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Methamphetamine, the Volksdroge (1933/1938) -- Sieg high! (1939/1941) -- High Hitler: Patient A and his personal physician (1941/1944) -- The wonder drug (1944/1945) -- Acknowledgments
Control code
1701732
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781328663795
Lccn
2016056346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1701732
  • (OCoLC)965781501
Label
Blitzed : drugs in the Third Reich, Norman Ohler ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
Publication
Note
Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Methamphetamine, the Volksdroge (1933/1938) -- Sieg high! (1939/1941) -- High Hitler: Patient A and his personal physician (1941/1944) -- The wonder drug (1944/1945) -- Acknowledgments
Control code
1701732
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781328663795
Lccn
2016056346
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1701732
  • (OCoLC)965781501

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