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William L. Shirer

William L. Shirer is a news correspondent in Europe in the 1930s. He gets ill in India and Afghanistan and then is injured in a skiing accident in the Alps. He decides to take the year off and with his wife Tess spends the time enjoying themselves in Spain. Shirer is thirty years old on February 23, 1934 and is working in Paris after returning from his year off. On August 9, 1934, he is offered a position in Berlin, which he immediately accepts. He first sees Hitler at a rally in Nuremberg, Germany of September 4. After that experinece, he covers many rallies and press conferences. In January 1935, he is almost expelled from Germany but the Nazis decide to let him stay. Shirer and the other correspondents watch as Hitler violates first the Versailles Treaty and then the Locarno Treaty without any resistance from the rest of the world. When...

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