The Journal of a Foreign correspondent 1934-1941. When it first appeared in 1941, Berlin Diary made history as the most complete news report yet to come out of wartime Germany (Time). William L. Shirers journal, filled with increasing horror and fascination, bears witness to Europes plunge down the road to Armageddon with unparalleled immediacy.
This is Shirers first-hand account as he watched with increased fascination and horror as Europe plunged madly down the road to Armageddon in the last half of the 1930s. Shirer spent many years in close proximity to Hitler, witnessing first hand the brutality with which Hitler tried to conquer Europe, hoping against hope that Hitler would somehow lose.