The Long Night: William L. Shirer and the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
Published to widespread media attention, The Long Nightfollows the tremendous journey of legendary American journalist William L. Shirer. During the 1930s, Shirer brought the events in Europeto the English speaking world through his broadcasts on Edward R.Murrow's CBS.Despite the Nazis best attempts to control the airwaves, he broadcast live reports of the Germans annexation of Austria and the occupation of Paris. Unlike other foreign correspondents, Shirer never believed the Nazis and was the first to warn the world of the danger that lay ahead. After the war, Shirer penned the classic The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, published in 1960. Although he left behind diaries of his war years, this is the first biography of the maverick reporter who continues to inspire fleets of journalists and historians.