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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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Contributor
Author
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Subject
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. Meth proved particularly attractive to some German army leaders, who not only dosed themselves but also incorporated the drug into their battle plans -- it was rationed out in pill form to millions of German soldiers. 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. 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 -- ultimately including Eukodal, a cousin of heroin -- administered by his personal doctor. He ended his life as an addict in the throes of withdrawal. 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, drugs played an important and shockingly over-looked role in the Third Reich
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Ohler, Norman
Dewey number
362.29/95094309044
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
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
Target audience
adult
Label
Blitzed : drugs in the Third Reich, Norman Ohler ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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
  • (OCoLC)965781501
  • (DLC)2771497
Label
Blitzed : drugs in the Third Reich, Norman Ohler ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
Publication
Copyright
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.
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
  • (OCoLC)965781501
  • (DLC)2771497

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