Blitzed

Norman Ohler
Penguin Books • 2016

Extremely interesting ... a serious piece of scholarship, very well researched' Ian Kershaw. The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping bestse...ller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops' resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940. The promiscuous use of drugs at the very highest levels also impaired and confused decision-making, with Hitler and his entourage taking refuge in potentially lethal cocktails of stimulants administered by the physician Dr Morell as the war turned against Germany. While drugs cannot on their own explain the events of the Second World War or its outcome, Ohler shows, they change our understanding of it. Blitzed forms a crucial missing piece of the story.
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Jasně, dávno před přečtením této knihy jsem věděl, že blesková válka byla poháněna pikem ale musím ocenit, že Normanu Ohlerovi se podařilo skvěle zmapovat celou historii německého perníku a a to, jak hluboko a masově se peří otisklo do meziválečné německé společnosti. — Perfektně je zde zpracován osud Hitlerova osobního lékaře a to jak měli... Číst celé

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HODNOTENIE:   ***"Vonku je nezvyčajne jasno z mesiaca, hviezdnato a veľmi zima. Vždy znova sa zdá, že pre Bolla je spánok veľký protivník: -Som na smrť unavený a teraz končím. Pošlite mi čo najskôr, ak môžete, ešte trocha pervitínu a nejaké cigarety.- " (s.59) - Z frontového listu nositeľa Nobelovej ceny za literatúry Heinricha Boola. Norman Ohler podrobne spracoval tému, ktorá bola dlhé[...]

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Zvýraznený článok Literatúra faktu Recenzie

Drogové i čitateľské opojenie „Kniha ležiaca pred vami azda prispeje k tomu, aby ste si vedeli trochu lepšie predstaviť falošný svet tretej ríše, ktorá komplexne stratila kontakt so skutočnou hodnotou života a spôsobila tak veľa utrpenia“ (Ohler, 2016, s. 259).

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Extremely interesting ... a serious piece of scholarship, very well researched' Ian Kershaw. The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping bestseller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops' resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940. The promiscuous use of drugs at the very highest levels also impaired and confused decision-making, with Hitler and his entourage taking refuge in potentially lethal cocktails of stimulants administered by the physician Dr Morell as the war turned against Germany. While drugs cannot on their own explain the events of the Second World War or its outcome, Ohler shows, they change our understanding of it. Blitzed forms a crucial missing piece of the story.

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