Books by Robert Gellately

THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE THIRD REICH by Robert Gellately
HISTORY
Released: April 1, 2018

"Essential for students of modern history, marked by fresh scholarship and little-seen photographs."
A richly illustrated and textually dense assessment of the Hitler regime. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: March 5, 2013

"Gellately makes a good case for his thesis, but this will be beside the point for many readers who will conclude that Stalin was simply an evil megalomaniac."
What did Stalin want? As the Red Army bestrode Europe in 1945, many Western leaders believed he intended to spread communism across the world. After his death, historians began to doubt this idea, and revisionists even blamed American aggression for the Cold War. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 20, 2007

"A more streamlined narrative would have been welcome. All the same, a solid contribution to the literature of World War II, totalitarianism and the bloody 20th century."
Overlong history of Europe between 1914 and 1945, the age of totalitarian empires and what Gellately (History/Florida State Univ.) (Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany, 2001, etc.) calls "the great catastrophe" whose origins lie in Leninism. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: Oct. 6, 2004

"Striking proof of the banality of evil."
A rare document: a psychiatrist's working notes on Nazi officials awaiting trial for war crimes. Read full book review >