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New York Times Bestseller "[A] fascinating, engrossing, often dark history of drug use in the Third Reich." — Washington Post The Nazi regime preached an ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity. Yet as Norman Ohler reveals in this gripping new history, the Third Reich was saturated with drugs: cocaine, opiates, and, most of all, methamphetamines, which were consumed by everyone from factory workers to housewives to German soldiers. In fact, troops were encouraged, and in some cases ordered, to take rations of a form of crystal meth—the elevated energy and feelings of invincibility associated with the high even help to account for the breakneck invasion that sealed the fall of France in 1940, as well as other German military victories. Hitler himself became increasingly dependent on injections of a cocktail of drugs—ultimately including Eukodal, a cousin of heroin—administered by his personal doctor. Thoroughly researched and rivetingly readable, Blitzed throws light on a history that, until now, has remained in the shadows. "Delightfully nuts." — The New Yorker NORMAN OHLER is an award-winning German novelist, screenwriter, and journalist. He is the author of the novels Die Quotenmaschine (the world's first hypertext novel), Mitte, and Stadt des Goldes (translated into English as Ponte City). He was cowriter of the script for Wim Wenders's film Palermo Shooting. He lives in Berlin
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  • Ohler, Norman
  • Whiteside, Shaun
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dictionaries
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  • History
  • Military
  • Nonfiction
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:8ccc03ce-0926-436c-80ce-259434211606
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
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9781328664099
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Specific material designation
optical disk
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Blitzed
Publication
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OVERDRIVE:8ccc03ce-0926-436c-80ce-259434211606
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781328664099
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True
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optical disk

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