Klaus Hildebrand, The Foreign Policy of the Third Reich (U. Cal. pb.).
R. A. C. Parker, The Second World War: A Short History (Oxford U.P. pb.).
Christopher R. Browning, Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland (Harper Perennial pb.).
Anonymous, A Woman in Berlin: Diary, 20 April 1945 to 22 June 1945, trans. Philip Boehm (Henry Holt pb.).
Tony Judt, Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945. (Penguin pb.).
SOME SELECTED OPTIONAL AND SUBSTITUTE READINGS (Books are listed in rough chronological order, to be read freely by students as enhancements, sources of ideas for papers, or alternatives for those not satisfied by the basic readings; see also the separate list of novels on the website):
Robin Winks, ed., British Imperialism: Gold, God, and Glory
Ronald Robinson, John Gallagher et al., Africa and the Victorians: The Climax of Imperialism.
Philipp Blom, The Vertigo Years: Europe, 1900-1914.
Fritz Fischer, Germany's Aims in the First World War
David Stevenson, Cataclysm: The First World War as Political Tragedy.