Blitzed

  • by Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside - translator
  • Narrated by Jonathan Keeble
  • 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping best seller 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.

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What the Critics Say

"Bursting with interesting facts." (Vice)
"Extremely interesting...a serious piece of scholarship, very well researched." (Ian Kershaw)

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Customer Reviews

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very interesting

fascinating aspect of history not much reported on. becomes a little bit repetitive over the course of the book but overall very good
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- Sam

Illuminating

It does not justify the horrible disgusting things Hitler and the Nazis did but it explains many things. Worth a read.
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- MrLucyfer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-11-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd