Der totale Rausch: Drogen im Dritten Reich

Der totale Rausch: Drogen im Dritten Reich

Drogen im Dritten Reich: Norman Ohler geht den Tätern von damals buchstäblich unter die Haut und schaut direkt in ihre Blutbahnen hinein. Arisch rein ging es darin nicht zu, sondern chemisch deutsch ? und ziemlich toxisch. Wo die Ideologie für Fanatismus und ťEndsiegŤ nicht mehr ausreichte, wurde hemmungslos nachgeholfen. Als Deutschland 1940 Frankreich überfiel, standen d Drogen im Dritten Reich: Norman Ohler geht den Tätern von damals buchstäblich unter die Haut und schaut direkt ...

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Title:Der totale Rausch: Drogen im Dritten Reich
Author:Norman Ohler
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Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Der totale Rausch: Drogen im Dritten Reich Reviews

  • Kay
    Feb 20, 2018

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    So many cites and refs and substantiated research. It was a tour de force. Revealing and important. Read it. Read every page. Including the index. Roll names like Eukadol, Pervitin and Merck around in your mouths. Wince - as I did, at the gazillion mainlines and IM injections in the d...

    Trochu bulvární a kontroverzní téma se vlastn? postará o ve?kerý marketing, ale je toho víc, co stojí za zmínku. Jist?, v N?mecku se v té dob? lupaly pilule pervitinu ve velkém, ale místo honby za senzací budete nakonec p?emý?let/srovnávat s dne?kem/dívat se na ...

    Jau tikrai seniai skai?iau koki? istorin? knyg?. Ne tod?l, kad nem?gstu, o tiesiog nedaug toki? knyg? turiu. O ir tikrai nedaug t? man labai patinkan?i? knyg? yra. Geriausios iki ?iol skaitytos - Svetlanos Aleksijevi? "?ernobylio malda", "Cinko berniukai" bei "Karo veida...

    This was a surprisingly fun read ? well, as fun as any book about Nazis and Hitler can be. Ohler manages to break a lot of new ground in a well-worn subject, and his argument is clear and convincing: the "blitzkrieg" that so stunned Poland and France in 1939-40 was not the result of ...

    ~ review copy I admit that when I selected this book I had the expectation that it might be salacious and merely a 'fun, crazy' read. The first chapter left me unconvinced as to whether 'this research' was to be taken seriously or not. As I continued though I have to say that I gain...

    This is mostly a story about drugs used in the Third Reich mostly stimulants the most notorious of which is methamphetamine. Also, a lot on Hitler's use of stimulants and his mental deterioration as the war went on and Nazi fortunes took a downward turn. Drugs issues might have interes...

    this book highlights and examines the relationship of drugs in nazi Germany between the myth and reality. Where the leader went from a teetotaller to a junkie with animal hormone injection with opiates and the army high on crystal meths which goes against which the general wisdom was a...

    The book is all hype and a fraud. Financial Times rightly said: "The book overstates its case. Ohler has a habit of pushing things too far, eschewing nuance for headlines. He proclaims Pervitin the ?favourite drug? of Germans (?as much of a fixture as a cup of coffee?), when it...

    Read it and thought was okay with some flaws so a 3 - then I saw Richard Evans has issues with facts in book so knocked it down to a 2 https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... Ohler?s previous publications have been novels, and in the German edition of this book he points out tha...

    A truly fascinating look at Nazi Germany, which although preaching the ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity, was rife with drugs. In order to carry out the Fuehrer's military plans, which became more delusional as the tide of war changed, the ground troops had to undergo rapi...

    This was just showcasing the hypocrisy of the Third Reich even moreso... it's interesting for historical information and personal curiosity. I would recommend it for those who are interested in the Third Reich/Hilter's personal life. I don't see the drugs as any form of excuse for Hitl...

    -En lugar del opio del pueblo y entre otras, la metanfetamina del pueblo: la Volkesdroge.- Género. Ensayo. Lo que nos cuenta. Con el subtítulo Las drogas en el III Reich, aproximación a las drogas en la República de Weimar y en la Alemania nazi pero con especial protagonismo ...

    Norman Ohler has written a gripping summary of drug use in Nazi Germany. In spite of the Hitler regime's obliteration of the free-for-all drug scene of the Weimar Republic, methampetamine was positioned as a beneficial cure-all. Meth is the drug that enabled factory workers to enjoy so...

    I'm not much of a WWII history buff, but this book just fascinated me. I had no idea that methamphetamines were what allowed the Nazis to engage in Blitzkrieg, and I had no idea about how many drugs fueled the entire army. Likewise, the Germans had no idea what the long-term consequenc...

    I am familiar with the narrative of World War II as I learned it in school. Reading it through the lens of drug addiction by the Nazis added a whole new fascinating twist to the story. Events are illuminated in a spectacular way when prefaced with the fact that Wehrmacht officers and t...

    This book is to history what Fox News is to journalism. It can be entertaining, but don?t be surprised when facts are shunted aside in an attempt to bolster a story line. Really, the lurid cover and title of the book pretty much set the stage for what is to follow. Other reviewer...

  • Sebastien
    Mar 19, 2017

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

  • David Schaafsma
    Dec 30, 2016

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

  • Pam ☟Because Someone Must Be a Thorn☟ Tee
    Mar 18, 2017

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    So many cites and refs and substantiated research. It was a tour de force. Revealing and important. Read it. Read every page. Including the index. Roll names like Eukadol, Pervitin and Merck around in your mouths. Wince - as I did, at the gazillion mainlines and IM injections in the d...

    Trochu bulvární a kontroverzní téma se vlastn? postará o ve?kerý marketing, ale je toho víc, co stojí za zmínku. Jist?, v N?mecku se v té dob? lupaly pilule pervitinu ve velkém, ale místo honby za senzací budete nakonec p?emý?let/srovnávat s dne?kem/dívat se na ...

    Jau tikrai seniai skai?iau koki? istorin? knyg?. Ne tod?l, kad nem?gstu, o tiesiog nedaug toki? knyg? turiu. O ir tikrai nedaug t? man labai patinkan?i? knyg? yra. Geriausios iki ?iol skaitytos - Svetlanos Aleksijevi? "?ernobylio malda", "Cinko berniukai" bei "Karo veida...

    This was a surprisingly fun read ? well, as fun as any book about Nazis and Hitler can be. Ohler manages to break a lot of new ground in a well-worn subject, and his argument is clear and convincing: the "blitzkrieg" that so stunned Poland and France in 1939-40 was not the result of ...

    ~ review copy I admit that when I selected this book I had the expectation that it might be salacious and merely a 'fun, crazy' read. The first chapter left me unconvinced as to whether 'this research' was to be taken seriously or not. As I continued though I have to say that I gain...

  • Bettie☯
    Sep 27, 2016

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

  • Lauren
    Jun 15, 2017

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

  • Chloe
    May 09, 2017

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    So many cites and refs and substantiated research. It was a tour de force. Revealing and important. Read it. Read every page. Including the index. Roll names like Eukadol, Pervitin and Merck around in your mouths. Wince - as I did, at the gazillion mainlines and IM injections in the d...

  • Jill Hutchinson
    Apr 03, 2018

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    So many cites and refs and substantiated research. It was a tour de force. Revealing and important. Read it. Read every page. Including the index. Roll names like Eukadol, Pervitin and Merck around in your mouths. Wince - as I did, at the gazillion mainlines and IM injections in the d...

    Trochu bulvární a kontroverzní téma se vlastn? postará o ve?kerý marketing, ale je toho víc, co stojí za zmínku. Jist?, v N?mecku se v té dob? lupaly pilule pervitinu ve velkém, ale místo honby za senzací budete nakonec p?emý?let/srovnávat s dne?kem/dívat se na ...

    Jau tikrai seniai skai?iau koki? istorin? knyg?. Ne tod?l, kad nem?gstu, o tiesiog nedaug toki? knyg? turiu. O ir tikrai nedaug t? man labai patinkan?i? knyg? yra. Geriausios iki ?iol skaitytos - Svetlanos Aleksijevi? "?ernobylio malda", "Cinko berniukai" bei "Karo veida...

    This was a surprisingly fun read ? well, as fun as any book about Nazis and Hitler can be. Ohler manages to break a lot of new ground in a well-worn subject, and his argument is clear and convincing: the "blitzkrieg" that so stunned Poland and France in 1939-40 was not the result of ...

    ~ review copy I admit that when I selected this book I had the expectation that it might be salacious and merely a 'fun, crazy' read. The first chapter left me unconvinced as to whether 'this research' was to be taken seriously or not. As I continued though I have to say that I gain...

    This is mostly a story about drugs used in the Third Reich mostly stimulants the most notorious of which is methamphetamine. Also, a lot on Hitler's use of stimulants and his mental deterioration as the war went on and Nazi fortunes took a downward turn. Drugs issues might have interes...

    this book highlights and examines the relationship of drugs in nazi Germany between the myth and reality. Where the leader went from a teetotaller to a junkie with animal hormone injection with opiates and the army high on crystal meths which goes against which the general wisdom was a...

    The book is all hype and a fraud. Financial Times rightly said: "The book overstates its case. Ohler has a habit of pushing things too far, eschewing nuance for headlines. He proclaims Pervitin the ?favourite drug? of Germans (?as much of a fixture as a cup of coffee?), when it...

    Read it and thought was okay with some flaws so a 3 - then I saw Richard Evans has issues with facts in book so knocked it down to a 2 https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... Ohler?s previous publications have been novels, and in the German edition of this book he points out tha...

    A truly fascinating look at Nazi Germany, which although preaching the ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity, was rife with drugs. In order to carry out the Fuehrer's military plans, which became more delusional as the tide of war changed, the ground troops had to undergo rapi...

  • Olga Zbranek BiernĂĄtovĂĄ
    Jan 08, 2017

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    So many cites and refs and substantiated research. It was a tour de force. Revealing and important. Read it. Read every page. Including the index. Roll names like Eukadol, Pervitin and Merck around in your mouths. Wince - as I did, at the gazillion mainlines and IM injections in the d...

    Trochu bulvární a kontroverzní téma se vlastn? postará o ve?kerý marketing, ale je toho víc, co stojí za zmínku. Jist?, v N?mecku se v té dob? lupaly pilule pervitinu ve velkém, ale místo honby za senzací budete nakonec p?emý?let/srovnávat s dne?kem/dívat se na ...

  • Hadrian
    Oct 12, 2016

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

  • Stephen
    May 24, 2017

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    So many cites and refs and substantiated research. It was a tour de force. Revealing and important. Read it. Read every page. Including the index. Roll names like Eukadol, Pervitin and Merck around in your mouths. Wince - as I did, at the gazillion mainlines and IM injections in the d...

    Trochu bulvární a kontroverzní téma se vlastn? postará o ve?kerý marketing, ale je toho víc, co stojí za zmínku. Jist?, v N?mecku se v té dob? lupaly pilule pervitinu ve velkém, ale místo honby za senzací budete nakonec p?emý?let/srovnávat s dne?kem/dívat se na ...

    Jau tikrai seniai skai?iau koki? istorin? knyg?. Ne tod?l, kad nem?gstu, o tiesiog nedaug toki? knyg? turiu. O ir tikrai nedaug t? man labai patinkan?i? knyg? yra. Geriausios iki ?iol skaitytos - Svetlanos Aleksijevi? "?ernobylio malda", "Cinko berniukai" bei "Karo veida...

    This was a surprisingly fun read ? well, as fun as any book about Nazis and Hitler can be. Ohler manages to break a lot of new ground in a well-worn subject, and his argument is clear and convincing: the "blitzkrieg" that so stunned Poland and France in 1939-40 was not the result of ...

    ~ review copy I admit that when I selected this book I had the expectation that it might be salacious and merely a 'fun, crazy' read. The first chapter left me unconvinced as to whether 'this research' was to be taken seriously or not. As I continued though I have to say that I gain...

    This is mostly a story about drugs used in the Third Reich mostly stimulants the most notorious of which is methamphetamine. Also, a lot on Hitler's use of stimulants and his mental deterioration as the war went on and Nazi fortunes took a downward turn. Drugs issues might have interes...

    this book highlights and examines the relationship of drugs in nazi Germany between the myth and reality. Where the leader went from a teetotaller to a junkie with animal hormone injection with opiates and the army high on crystal meths which goes against which the general wisdom was a...

  • Sam Quixote
    Oct 24, 2016

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

  • Susan
    Nov 04, 2016

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

  • Chuck
    Jun 08, 2017

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    So many cites and refs and substantiated research. It was a tour de force. Revealing and important. Read it. Read every page. Including the index. Roll names like Eukadol, Pervitin and Merck around in your mouths. Wince - as I did, at the gazillion mainlines and IM injections in the d...

    Trochu bulvární a kontroverzní téma se vlastn? postará o ve?kerý marketing, ale je toho víc, co stojí za zmínku. Jist?, v N?mecku se v té dob? lupaly pilule pervitinu ve velkém, ale místo honby za senzací budete nakonec p?emý?let/srovnávat s dne?kem/dívat se na ...

    Jau tikrai seniai skai?iau koki? istorin? knyg?. Ne tod?l, kad nem?gstu, o tiesiog nedaug toki? knyg? turiu. O ir tikrai nedaug t? man labai patinkan?i? knyg? yra. Geriausios iki ?iol skaitytos - Svetlanos Aleksijevi? "?ernobylio malda", "Cinko berniukai" bei "Karo veida...

    This was a surprisingly fun read ? well, as fun as any book about Nazis and Hitler can be. Ohler manages to break a lot of new ground in a well-worn subject, and his argument is clear and convincing: the "blitzkrieg" that so stunned Poland and France in 1939-40 was not the result of ...

    ~ review copy I admit that when I selected this book I had the expectation that it might be salacious and merely a 'fun, crazy' read. The first chapter left me unconvinced as to whether 'this research' was to be taken seriously or not. As I continued though I have to say that I gain...

    This is mostly a story about drugs used in the Third Reich mostly stimulants the most notorious of which is methamphetamine. Also, a lot on Hitler's use of stimulants and his mental deterioration as the war went on and Nazi fortunes took a downward turn. Drugs issues might have interes...

    this book highlights and examines the relationship of drugs in nazi Germany between the myth and reality. Where the leader went from a teetotaller to a junkie with animal hormone injection with opiates and the army high on crystal meths which goes against which the general wisdom was a...

    The book is all hype and a fraud. Financial Times rightly said: "The book overstates its case. Ohler has a habit of pushing things too far, eschewing nuance for headlines. He proclaims Pervitin the ?favourite drug? of Germans (?as much of a fixture as a cup of coffee?), when it...

    Read it and thought was okay with some flaws so a 3 - then I saw Richard Evans has issues with facts in book so knocked it down to a 2 https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... Ohler?s previous publications have been novels, and in the German edition of this book he points out tha...

    A truly fascinating look at Nazi Germany, which although preaching the ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity, was rife with drugs. In order to carry out the Fuehrer's military plans, which became more delusional as the tide of war changed, the ground troops had to undergo rapi...

    This was just showcasing the hypocrisy of the Third Reich even moreso... it's interesting for historical information and personal curiosity. I would recommend it for those who are interested in the Third Reich/Hilter's personal life. I don't see the drugs as any form of excuse for Hitl...

    -En lugar del opio del pueblo y entre otras, la metanfetamina del pueblo: la Volkesdroge.- Género. Ensayo. Lo que nos cuenta. Con el subtítulo Las drogas en el III Reich, aproximación a las drogas en la República de Weimar y en la Alemania nazi pero con especial protagonismo ...

    Norman Ohler has written a gripping summary of drug use in Nazi Germany. In spite of the Hitler regime's obliteration of the free-for-all drug scene of the Weimar Republic, methampetamine was positioned as a beneficial cure-all. Meth is the drug that enabled factory workers to enjoy so...

    I'm not much of a WWII history buff, but this book just fascinated me. I had no idea that methamphetamines were what allowed the Nazis to engage in Blitzkrieg, and I had no idea about how many drugs fueled the entire army. Likewise, the Germans had no idea what the long-term consequenc...

    I am familiar with the narrative of World War II as I learned it in school. Reading it through the lens of drug addiction by the Nazis added a whole new fascinating twist to the story. Events are illuminated in a spectacular way when prefaced with the fact that Wehrmacht officers and t...

    This book is to history what Fox News is to journalism. It can be entertaining, but don?t be surprised when facts are shunted aside in an attempt to bolster a story line. Really, the lurid cover and title of the book pretty much set the stage for what is to follow. Other reviewer...

    4-stars In short, in 1942 Hitler started getting regular injections of methamphetamine and became a full-blown junkie. But don't blame his actions on shooting up meth; after all, that didn't turn JFK into mad man. And it didn't Hitler, either. Too many times drugs are blamed, when ...

  • Jacob Wolinsky
    Jan 02, 2017

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    So many cites and refs and substantiated research. It was a tour de force. Revealing and important. Read it. Read every page. Including the index. Roll names like Eukadol, Pervitin and Merck around in your mouths. Wince - as I did, at the gazillion mainlines and IM injections in the d...

    Trochu bulvární a kontroverzní téma se vlastn? postará o ve?kerý marketing, ale je toho víc, co stojí za zmínku. Jist?, v N?mecku se v té dob? lupaly pilule pervitinu ve velkém, ale místo honby za senzací budete nakonec p?emý?let/srovnávat s dne?kem/dívat se na ...

    Jau tikrai seniai skai?iau koki? istorin? knyg?. Ne tod?l, kad nem?gstu, o tiesiog nedaug toki? knyg? turiu. O ir tikrai nedaug t? man labai patinkan?i? knyg? yra. Geriausios iki ?iol skaitytos - Svetlanos Aleksijevi? "?ernobylio malda", "Cinko berniukai" bei "Karo veida...

    This was a surprisingly fun read ? well, as fun as any book about Nazis and Hitler can be. Ohler manages to break a lot of new ground in a well-worn subject, and his argument is clear and convincing: the "blitzkrieg" that so stunned Poland and France in 1939-40 was not the result of ...

    ~ review copy I admit that when I selected this book I had the expectation that it might be salacious and merely a 'fun, crazy' read. The first chapter left me unconvinced as to whether 'this research' was to be taken seriously or not. As I continued though I have to say that I gain...

    This is mostly a story about drugs used in the Third Reich mostly stimulants the most notorious of which is methamphetamine. Also, a lot on Hitler's use of stimulants and his mental deterioration as the war went on and Nazi fortunes took a downward turn. Drugs issues might have interes...

    this book highlights and examines the relationship of drugs in nazi Germany between the myth and reality. Where the leader went from a teetotaller to a junkie with animal hormone injection with opiates and the army high on crystal meths which goes against which the general wisdom was a...

    The book is all hype and a fraud. Financial Times rightly said: "The book overstates its case. Ohler has a habit of pushing things too far, eschewing nuance for headlines. He proclaims Pervitin the ?favourite drug? of Germans (?as much of a fixture as a cup of coffee?), when it...

    Read it and thought was okay with some flaws so a 3 - then I saw Richard Evans has issues with facts in book so knocked it down to a 2 https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... Ohler?s previous publications have been novels, and in the German edition of this book he points out tha...

  • Anna
    Jan 20, 2017

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    So many cites and refs and substantiated research. It was a tour de force. Revealing and important. Read it. Read every page. Including the index. Roll names like Eukadol, Pervitin and Merck around in your mouths. Wince - as I did, at the gazillion mainlines and IM injections in the d...

    Trochu bulvární a kontroverzní téma se vlastn? postará o ve?kerý marketing, ale je toho víc, co stojí za zmínku. Jist?, v N?mecku se v té dob? lupaly pilule pervitinu ve velkém, ale místo honby za senzací budete nakonec p?emý?let/srovnávat s dne?kem/dívat se na ...

    Jau tikrai seniai skai?iau koki? istorin? knyg?. Ne tod?l, kad nem?gstu, o tiesiog nedaug toki? knyg? turiu. O ir tikrai nedaug t? man labai patinkan?i? knyg? yra. Geriausios iki ?iol skaitytos - Svetlanos Aleksijevi? "?ernobylio malda", "Cinko berniukai" bei "Karo veida...

    This was a surprisingly fun read ? well, as fun as any book about Nazis and Hitler can be. Ohler manages to break a lot of new ground in a well-worn subject, and his argument is clear and convincing: the "blitzkrieg" that so stunned Poland and France in 1939-40 was not the result of ...

    ~ review copy I admit that when I selected this book I had the expectation that it might be salacious and merely a 'fun, crazy' read. The first chapter left me unconvinced as to whether 'this research' was to be taken seriously or not. As I continued though I have to say that I gain...

    This is mostly a story about drugs used in the Third Reich mostly stimulants the most notorious of which is methamphetamine. Also, a lot on Hitler's use of stimulants and his mental deterioration as the war went on and Nazi fortunes took a downward turn. Drugs issues might have interes...

    this book highlights and examines the relationship of drugs in nazi Germany between the myth and reality. Where the leader went from a teetotaller to a junkie with animal hormone injection with opiates and the army high on crystal meths which goes against which the general wisdom was a...

    The book is all hype and a fraud. Financial Times rightly said: "The book overstates its case. Ohler has a habit of pushing things too far, eschewing nuance for headlines. He proclaims Pervitin the ?favourite drug? of Germans (?as much of a fixture as a cup of coffee?), when it...

    Read it and thought was okay with some flaws so a 3 - then I saw Richard Evans has issues with facts in book so knocked it down to a 2 https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... Ohler?s previous publications have been novels, and in the German edition of this book he points out tha...

    A truly fascinating look at Nazi Germany, which although preaching the ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity, was rife with drugs. In order to carry out the Fuehrer's military plans, which became more delusional as the tide of war changed, the ground troops had to undergo rapi...

    This was just showcasing the hypocrisy of the Third Reich even moreso... it's interesting for historical information and personal curiosity. I would recommend it for those who are interested in the Third Reich/Hilter's personal life. I don't see the drugs as any form of excuse for Hitl...

    -En lugar del opio del pueblo y entre otras, la metanfetamina del pueblo: la Volkesdroge.- Género. Ensayo. Lo que nos cuenta. Con el subtítulo Las drogas en el III Reich, aproximación a las drogas en la República de Weimar y en la Alemania nazi pero con especial protagonismo ...

    Norman Ohler has written a gripping summary of drug use in Nazi Germany. In spite of the Hitler regime's obliteration of the free-for-all drug scene of the Weimar Republic, methampetamine was positioned as a beneficial cure-all. Meth is the drug that enabled factory workers to enjoy so...

    I'm not much of a WWII history buff, but this book just fascinated me. I had no idea that methamphetamines were what allowed the Nazis to engage in Blitzkrieg, and I had no idea about how many drugs fueled the entire army. Likewise, the Germans had no idea what the long-term consequenc...

    I am familiar with the narrative of World War II as I learned it in school. Reading it through the lens of drug addiction by the Nazis added a whole new fascinating twist to the story. Events are illuminated in a spectacular way when prefaced with the fact that Wehrmacht officers and t...

    This book is to history what Fox News is to journalism. It can be entertaining, but don?t be surprised when facts are shunted aside in an attempt to bolster a story line. Really, the lurid cover and title of the book pretty much set the stage for what is to follow. Other reviewer...

    4-stars In short, in 1942 Hitler started getting regular injections of methamphetamine and became a full-blown junkie. But don't blame his actions on shooting up meth; after all, that didn't turn JFK into mad man. And it didn't Hitler, either. Too many times drugs are blamed, when ...

    Generally I don?t read reviews of books before the books themselves, in a vague attempt to form independent opinions. (There are definitely times when a review is necessary as a warning, though. Don?t tackle A Little Life without being at least partly spoiled so as to cushion the e...

  • Paul
    May 28, 2017

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    So many cites and refs and substantiated research. It was a tour de force. Revealing and important. Read it. Read every page. Including the index. Roll names like Eukadol, Pervitin and Merck around in your mouths. Wince - as I did, at the gazillion mainlines and IM injections in the d...

    Trochu bulvární a kontroverzní téma se vlastn? postará o ve?kerý marketing, ale je toho víc, co stojí za zmínku. Jist?, v N?mecku se v té dob? lupaly pilule pervitinu ve velkém, ale místo honby za senzací budete nakonec p?emý?let/srovnávat s dne?kem/dívat se na ...

    Jau tikrai seniai skai?iau koki? istorin? knyg?. Ne tod?l, kad nem?gstu, o tiesiog nedaug toki? knyg? turiu. O ir tikrai nedaug t? man labai patinkan?i? knyg? yra. Geriausios iki ?iol skaitytos - Svetlanos Aleksijevi? "?ernobylio malda", "Cinko berniukai" bei "Karo veida...

    This was a surprisingly fun read ? well, as fun as any book about Nazis and Hitler can be. Ohler manages to break a lot of new ground in a well-worn subject, and his argument is clear and convincing: the "blitzkrieg" that so stunned Poland and France in 1939-40 was not the result of ...

  • Peter Mcloughlin
    Jul 11, 2017

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    So many cites and refs and substantiated research. It was a tour de force. Revealing and important. Read it. Read every page. Including the index. Roll names like Eukadol, Pervitin and Merck around in your mouths. Wince - as I did, at the gazillion mainlines and IM injections in the d...

    Trochu bulvární a kontroverzní téma se vlastn? postará o ve?kerý marketing, ale je toho víc, co stojí za zmínku. Jist?, v N?mecku se v té dob? lupaly pilule pervitinu ve velkém, ale místo honby za senzací budete nakonec p?emý?let/srovnávat s dne?kem/dívat se na ...

    Jau tikrai seniai skai?iau koki? istorin? knyg?. Ne tod?l, kad nem?gstu, o tiesiog nedaug toki? knyg? turiu. O ir tikrai nedaug t? man labai patinkan?i? knyg? yra. Geriausios iki ?iol skaitytos - Svetlanos Aleksijevi? "?ernobylio malda", "Cinko berniukai" bei "Karo veida...

    This was a surprisingly fun read ? well, as fun as any book about Nazis and Hitler can be. Ohler manages to break a lot of new ground in a well-worn subject, and his argument is clear and convincing: the "blitzkrieg" that so stunned Poland and France in 1939-40 was not the result of ...

    ~ review copy I admit that when I selected this book I had the expectation that it might be salacious and merely a 'fun, crazy' read. The first chapter left me unconvinced as to whether 'this research' was to be taken seriously or not. As I continued though I have to say that I gain...

    This is mostly a story about drugs used in the Third Reich mostly stimulants the most notorious of which is methamphetamine. Also, a lot on Hitler's use of stimulants and his mental deterioration as the war went on and Nazi fortunes took a downward turn. Drugs issues might have interes...

  • Steven Z.
    Mar 16, 2017

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

  • Olethros
    Apr 05, 2017

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    So many cites and refs and substantiated research. It was a tour de force. Revealing and important. Read it. Read every page. Including the index. Roll names like Eukadol, Pervitin and Merck around in your mouths. Wince - as I did, at the gazillion mainlines and IM injections in the d...

    Trochu bulvární a kontroverzní téma se vlastn? postará o ve?kerý marketing, ale je toho víc, co stojí za zmínku. Jist?, v N?mecku se v té dob? lupaly pilule pervitinu ve velkém, ale místo honby za senzací budete nakonec p?emý?let/srovnávat s dne?kem/dívat se na ...

    Jau tikrai seniai skai?iau koki? istorin? knyg?. Ne tod?l, kad nem?gstu, o tiesiog nedaug toki? knyg? turiu. O ir tikrai nedaug t? man labai patinkan?i? knyg? yra. Geriausios iki ?iol skaitytos - Svetlanos Aleksijevi? "?ernobylio malda", "Cinko berniukai" bei "Karo veida...

    This was a surprisingly fun read ? well, as fun as any book about Nazis and Hitler can be. Ohler manages to break a lot of new ground in a well-worn subject, and his argument is clear and convincing: the "blitzkrieg" that so stunned Poland and France in 1939-40 was not the result of ...

    ~ review copy I admit that when I selected this book I had the expectation that it might be salacious and merely a 'fun, crazy' read. The first chapter left me unconvinced as to whether 'this research' was to be taken seriously or not. As I continued though I have to say that I gain...

    This is mostly a story about drugs used in the Third Reich mostly stimulants the most notorious of which is methamphetamine. Also, a lot on Hitler's use of stimulants and his mental deterioration as the war went on and Nazi fortunes took a downward turn. Drugs issues might have interes...

    this book highlights and examines the relationship of drugs in nazi Germany between the myth and reality. Where the leader went from a teetotaller to a junkie with animal hormone injection with opiates and the army high on crystal meths which goes against which the general wisdom was a...

    The book is all hype and a fraud. Financial Times rightly said: "The book overstates its case. Ohler has a habit of pushing things too far, eschewing nuance for headlines. He proclaims Pervitin the ?favourite drug? of Germans (?as much of a fixture as a cup of coffee?), when it...

    Read it and thought was okay with some flaws so a 3 - then I saw Richard Evans has issues with facts in book so knocked it down to a 2 https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... Ohler?s previous publications have been novels, and in the German edition of this book he points out tha...

    A truly fascinating look at Nazi Germany, which although preaching the ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity, was rife with drugs. In order to carry out the Fuehrer's military plans, which became more delusional as the tide of war changed, the ground troops had to undergo rapi...

    This was just showcasing the hypocrisy of the Third Reich even moreso... it's interesting for historical information and personal curiosity. I would recommend it for those who are interested in the Third Reich/Hilter's personal life. I don't see the drugs as any form of excuse for Hitl...

    -En lugar del opio del pueblo y entre otras, la metanfetamina del pueblo: la Volkesdroge.- Género. Ensayo. Lo que nos cuenta. Con el subtítulo Las drogas en el III Reich, aproximación a las drogas en la República de Weimar y en la Alemania nazi pero con especial protagonismo ...

  • Pečivo
    Nov 08, 2016

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

  • Nora|KnyguDama
    Jan 29, 2018

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    So many cites and refs and substantiated research. It was a tour de force. Revealing and important. Read it. Read every page. Including the index. Roll names like Eukadol, Pervitin and Merck around in your mouths. Wince - as I did, at the gazillion mainlines and IM injections in the d...

    Trochu bulvární a kontroverzní téma se vlastn? postará o ve?kerý marketing, ale je toho víc, co stojí za zmínku. Jist?, v N?mecku se v té dob? lupaly pilule pervitinu ve velkém, ale místo honby za senzací budete nakonec p?emý?let/srovnávat s dne?kem/dívat se na ...

    Jau tikrai seniai skai?iau koki? istorin? knyg?. Ne tod?l, kad nem?gstu, o tiesiog nedaug toki? knyg? turiu. O ir tikrai nedaug t? man labai patinkan?i? knyg? yra. Geriausios iki ?iol skaitytos - Svetlanos Aleksijevi? "?ernobylio malda", "Cinko berniukai" bei "Karo veida...

  • Steven  Godin
    Mar 18, 2018

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

  • Paul
    Aug 07, 2017

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    So many cites and refs and substantiated research. It was a tour de force. Revealing and important. Read it. Read every page. Including the index. Roll names like Eukadol, Pervitin and Merck around in your mouths. Wince - as I did, at the gazillion mainlines and IM injections in the d...

    Trochu bulvární a kontroverzní téma se vlastn? postará o ve?kerý marketing, ale je toho víc, co stojí za zmínku. Jist?, v N?mecku se v té dob? lupaly pilule pervitinu ve velkém, ale místo honby za senzací budete nakonec p?emý?let/srovnávat s dne?kem/dívat se na ...

    Jau tikrai seniai skai?iau koki? istorin? knyg?. Ne tod?l, kad nem?gstu, o tiesiog nedaug toki? knyg? turiu. O ir tikrai nedaug t? man labai patinkan?i? knyg? yra. Geriausios iki ?iol skaitytos - Svetlanos Aleksijevi? "?ernobylio malda", "Cinko berniukai" bei "Karo veida...

    This was a surprisingly fun read ? well, as fun as any book about Nazis and Hitler can be. Ohler manages to break a lot of new ground in a well-worn subject, and his argument is clear and convincing: the "blitzkrieg" that so stunned Poland and France in 1939-40 was not the result of ...

    ~ review copy I admit that when I selected this book I had the expectation that it might be salacious and merely a 'fun, crazy' read. The first chapter left me unconvinced as to whether 'this research' was to be taken seriously or not. As I continued though I have to say that I gain...

    This is mostly a story about drugs used in the Third Reich mostly stimulants the most notorious of which is methamphetamine. Also, a lot on Hitler's use of stimulants and his mental deterioration as the war went on and Nazi fortunes took a downward turn. Drugs issues might have interes...

    this book highlights and examines the relationship of drugs in nazi Germany between the myth and reality. Where the leader went from a teetotaller to a junkie with animal hormone injection with opiates and the army high on crystal meths which goes against which the general wisdom was a...

    The book is all hype and a fraud. Financial Times rightly said: "The book overstates its case. Ohler has a habit of pushing things too far, eschewing nuance for headlines. He proclaims Pervitin the ?favourite drug? of Germans (?as much of a fixture as a cup of coffee?), when it...

    Read it and thought was okay with some flaws so a 3 - then I saw Richard Evans has issues with facts in book so knocked it down to a 2 https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... Ohler?s previous publications have been novels, and in the German edition of this book he points out tha...

    A truly fascinating look at Nazi Germany, which although preaching the ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity, was rife with drugs. In order to carry out the Fuehrer's military plans, which became more delusional as the tide of war changed, the ground troops had to undergo rapi...

    This was just showcasing the hypocrisy of the Third Reich even moreso... it's interesting for historical information and personal curiosity. I would recommend it for those who are interested in the Third Reich/Hilter's personal life. I don't see the drugs as any form of excuse for Hitl...

    -En lugar del opio del pueblo y entre otras, la metanfetamina del pueblo: la Volkesdroge.- Género. Ensayo. Lo que nos cuenta. Con el subtítulo Las drogas en el III Reich, aproximación a las drogas en la República de Weimar y en la Alemania nazi pero con especial protagonismo ...

    Norman Ohler has written a gripping summary of drug use in Nazi Germany. In spite of the Hitler regime's obliteration of the free-for-all drug scene of the Weimar Republic, methampetamine was positioned as a beneficial cure-all. Meth is the drug that enabled factory workers to enjoy so...

    I'm not much of a WWII history buff, but this book just fascinated me. I had no idea that methamphetamines were what allowed the Nazis to engage in Blitzkrieg, and I had no idea about how many drugs fueled the entire army. Likewise, the Germans had no idea what the long-term consequenc...

  • Scott
    Jan 14, 2017

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

  • Greta
    Feb 23, 2017

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

  • Sydney
    Jun 20, 2017

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    So many cites and refs and substantiated research. It was a tour de force. Revealing and important. Read it. Read every page. Including the index. Roll names like Eukadol, Pervitin and Merck around in your mouths. Wince - as I did, at the gazillion mainlines and IM injections in the d...

    Trochu bulvární a kontroverzní téma se vlastn? postará o ve?kerý marketing, ale je toho víc, co stojí za zmínku. Jist?, v N?mecku se v té dob? lupaly pilule pervitinu ve velkém, ale místo honby za senzací budete nakonec p?emý?let/srovnávat s dne?kem/dívat se na ...

    Jau tikrai seniai skai?iau koki? istorin? knyg?. Ne tod?l, kad nem?gstu, o tiesiog nedaug toki? knyg? turiu. O ir tikrai nedaug t? man labai patinkan?i? knyg? yra. Geriausios iki ?iol skaitytos - Svetlanos Aleksijevi? "?ernobylio malda", "Cinko berniukai" bei "Karo veida...

    This was a surprisingly fun read ? well, as fun as any book about Nazis and Hitler can be. Ohler manages to break a lot of new ground in a well-worn subject, and his argument is clear and convincing: the "blitzkrieg" that so stunned Poland and France in 1939-40 was not the result of ...

    ~ review copy I admit that when I selected this book I had the expectation that it might be salacious and merely a 'fun, crazy' read. The first chapter left me unconvinced as to whether 'this research' was to be taken seriously or not. As I continued though I have to say that I gain...

    This is mostly a story about drugs used in the Third Reich mostly stimulants the most notorious of which is methamphetamine. Also, a lot on Hitler's use of stimulants and his mental deterioration as the war went on and Nazi fortunes took a downward turn. Drugs issues might have interes...

    this book highlights and examines the relationship of drugs in nazi Germany between the myth and reality. Where the leader went from a teetotaller to a junkie with animal hormone injection with opiates and the army high on crystal meths which goes against which the general wisdom was a...

    The book is all hype and a fraud. Financial Times rightly said: "The book overstates its case. Ohler has a habit of pushing things too far, eschewing nuance for headlines. He proclaims Pervitin the ?favourite drug? of Germans (?as much of a fixture as a cup of coffee?), when it...

    Read it and thought was okay with some flaws so a 3 - then I saw Richard Evans has issues with facts in book so knocked it down to a 2 https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... Ohler?s previous publications have been novels, and in the German edition of this book he points out tha...

    A truly fascinating look at Nazi Germany, which although preaching the ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity, was rife with drugs. In order to carry out the Fuehrer's military plans, which became more delusional as the tide of war changed, the ground troops had to undergo rapi...

    This was just showcasing the hypocrisy of the Third Reich even moreso... it's interesting for historical information and personal curiosity. I would recommend it for those who are interested in the Third Reich/Hilter's personal life. I don't see the drugs as any form of excuse for Hitl...

  • Edwin Stratton-Mackay
    Oct 07, 2016

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    So many cites and refs and substantiated research. It was a tour de force. Revealing and important. Read it. Read every page. Including the index. Roll names like Eukadol, Pervitin and Merck around in your mouths. Wince - as I did, at the gazillion mainlines and IM injections in the d...

    Trochu bulvární a kontroverzní téma se vlastn? postará o ve?kerý marketing, ale je toho víc, co stojí za zmínku. Jist?, v N?mecku se v té dob? lupaly pilule pervitinu ve velkém, ale místo honby za senzací budete nakonec p?emý?let/srovnávat s dne?kem/dívat se na ...

    Jau tikrai seniai skai?iau koki? istorin? knyg?. Ne tod?l, kad nem?gstu, o tiesiog nedaug toki? knyg? turiu. O ir tikrai nedaug t? man labai patinkan?i? knyg? yra. Geriausios iki ?iol skaitytos - Svetlanos Aleksijevi? "?ernobylio malda", "Cinko berniukai" bei "Karo veida...

    This was a surprisingly fun read ? well, as fun as any book about Nazis and Hitler can be. Ohler manages to break a lot of new ground in a well-worn subject, and his argument is clear and convincing: the "blitzkrieg" that so stunned Poland and France in 1939-40 was not the result of ...

    ~ review copy I admit that when I selected this book I had the expectation that it might be salacious and merely a 'fun, crazy' read. The first chapter left me unconvinced as to whether 'this research' was to be taken seriously or not. As I continued though I have to say that I gain...

    This is mostly a story about drugs used in the Third Reich mostly stimulants the most notorious of which is methamphetamine. Also, a lot on Hitler's use of stimulants and his mental deterioration as the war went on and Nazi fortunes took a downward turn. Drugs issues might have interes...

    this book highlights and examines the relationship of drugs in nazi Germany between the myth and reality. Where the leader went from a teetotaller to a junkie with animal hormone injection with opiates and the army high on crystal meths which goes against which the general wisdom was a...

    The book is all hype and a fraud. Financial Times rightly said: "The book overstates its case. Ohler has a habit of pushing things too far, eschewing nuance for headlines. He proclaims Pervitin the ?favourite drug? of Germans (?as much of a fixture as a cup of coffee?), when it...

    Read it and thought was okay with some flaws so a 3 - then I saw Richard Evans has issues with facts in book so knocked it down to a 2 https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... Ohler?s previous publications have been novels, and in the German edition of this book he points out tha...

    A truly fascinating look at Nazi Germany, which although preaching the ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity, was rife with drugs. In order to carry out the Fuehrer's military plans, which became more delusional as the tide of war changed, the ground troops had to undergo rapi...

    This was just showcasing the hypocrisy of the Third Reich even moreso... it's interesting for historical information and personal curiosity. I would recommend it for those who are interested in the Third Reich/Hilter's personal life. I don't see the drugs as any form of excuse for Hitl...

    -En lugar del opio del pueblo y entre otras, la metanfetamina del pueblo: la Volkesdroge.- Género. Ensayo. Lo que nos cuenta. Con el subtítulo Las drogas en el III Reich, aproximación a las drogas en la República de Weimar y en la Alemania nazi pero con especial protagonismo ...

    Norman Ohler has written a gripping summary of drug use in Nazi Germany. In spite of the Hitler regime's obliteration of the free-for-all drug scene of the Weimar Republic, methampetamine was positioned as a beneficial cure-all. Meth is the drug that enabled factory workers to enjoy so...

  • Ashwin Sundar
    Jan 15, 2017

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    So many cites and refs and substantiated research. It was a tour de force. Revealing and important. Read it. Read every page. Including the index. Roll names like Eukadol, Pervitin and Merck around in your mouths. Wince - as I did, at the gazillion mainlines and IM injections in the d...

    Trochu bulvární a kontroverzní téma se vlastn? postará o ve?kerý marketing, ale je toho víc, co stojí za zmínku. Jist?, v N?mecku se v té dob? lupaly pilule pervitinu ve velkém, ale místo honby za senzací budete nakonec p?emý?let/srovnávat s dne?kem/dívat se na ...

    Jau tikrai seniai skai?iau koki? istorin? knyg?. Ne tod?l, kad nem?gstu, o tiesiog nedaug toki? knyg? turiu. O ir tikrai nedaug t? man labai patinkan?i? knyg? yra. Geriausios iki ?iol skaitytos - Svetlanos Aleksijevi? "?ernobylio malda", "Cinko berniukai" bei "Karo veida...

    This was a surprisingly fun read ? well, as fun as any book about Nazis and Hitler can be. Ohler manages to break a lot of new ground in a well-worn subject, and his argument is clear and convincing: the "blitzkrieg" that so stunned Poland and France in 1939-40 was not the result of ...

    ~ review copy I admit that when I selected this book I had the expectation that it might be salacious and merely a 'fun, crazy' read. The first chapter left me unconvinced as to whether 'this research' was to be taken seriously or not. As I continued though I have to say that I gain...

    This is mostly a story about drugs used in the Third Reich mostly stimulants the most notorious of which is methamphetamine. Also, a lot on Hitler's use of stimulants and his mental deterioration as the war went on and Nazi fortunes took a downward turn. Drugs issues might have interes...

    this book highlights and examines the relationship of drugs in nazi Germany between the myth and reality. Where the leader went from a teetotaller to a junkie with animal hormone injection with opiates and the army high on crystal meths which goes against which the general wisdom was a...

    The book is all hype and a fraud. Financial Times rightly said: "The book overstates its case. Ohler has a habit of pushing things too far, eschewing nuance for headlines. He proclaims Pervitin the ?favourite drug? of Germans (?as much of a fixture as a cup of coffee?), when it...

    Read it and thought was okay with some flaws so a 3 - then I saw Richard Evans has issues with facts in book so knocked it down to a 2 https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... Ohler?s previous publications have been novels, and in the German edition of this book he points out tha...

    A truly fascinating look at Nazi Germany, which although preaching the ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity, was rife with drugs. In order to carry out the Fuehrer's military plans, which became more delusional as the tide of war changed, the ground troops had to undergo rapi...

    This was just showcasing the hypocrisy of the Third Reich even moreso... it's interesting for historical information and personal curiosity. I would recommend it for those who are interested in the Third Reich/Hilter's personal life. I don't see the drugs as any form of excuse for Hitl...

    -En lugar del opio del pueblo y entre otras, la metanfetamina del pueblo: la Volkesdroge.- Género. Ensayo. Lo que nos cuenta. Con el subtítulo Las drogas en el III Reich, aproximación a las drogas en la República de Weimar y en la Alemania nazi pero con especial protagonismo ...

    Norman Ohler has written a gripping summary of drug use in Nazi Germany. In spite of the Hitler regime's obliteration of the free-for-all drug scene of the Weimar Republic, methampetamine was positioned as a beneficial cure-all. Meth is the drug that enabled factory workers to enjoy so...

    I'm not much of a WWII history buff, but this book just fascinated me. I had no idea that methamphetamines were what allowed the Nazis to engage in Blitzkrieg, and I had no idea about how many drugs fueled the entire army. Likewise, the Germans had no idea what the long-term consequenc...

    I am familiar with the narrative of World War II as I learned it in school. Reading it through the lens of drug addiction by the Nazis added a whole new fascinating twist to the story. Events are illuminated in a spectacular way when prefaced with the fact that Wehrmacht officers and t...

  • Terry Gloucester
    Mar 21, 2017

    It's not often I think of drugs (being anti) but when I do, it's things like breaking bad, Ewan Mcgregor swimming in a toilet to retrieve his fix in Trainspotting, Al Pacino in Scarface snorting half of Bolivia, or Sid Vicious holed-up at the Hotel Chelsea wondering what planet he is o...

    Hitler was a meth head. Seriously. A genuine meth head. Not content with merely being a genocidal maniac, a rubbish tactician and the twentieth century?s biggest asshole, the Fuhrer was also a methamphetamine and oxycodone addict, getting both drugs and sundry other dodgy chemical...

    Hitler and the Third Reich: From Teetotaller to Junkie What are the images we have of the German army from WWII? Manic Blitzkrieg attacks rolling over neighboring countries. For while the whole world thought they were a superior fighting force, as Hitler claimed. The element was sur...

    Nowhere were the 1920s more roaring than in Berlin - cocaine and morphine were available over the counter and cheaper than alcohol, and everyone was escaping reality, particularly since life in the Weimar Republic, with its mass unemployment and hyperinflation, was such a nightmare! Th...

    In this fascinating account of drug use in the Third Reich, author Norman Ohler takes us on a journey through the history of Germany and explains how, and why, it became a centre of pharmaceutical research. Although the National Socialist Party presented themselves as clean cut, and Hi...

    Sensational history with two premises: first, that Adolf Hitler was addicted to the cocktail of drugs prescribed to him by his Doktor Feelgood, Theodor Morell. This includes cocaine, oxycodone (brand name Eukodal), and methamphetamines (Pervitin). Ohler posits that Hitler's addictions ...

    Guardian article Opening: Methamphetamine, the Volkesdroge (1933-1938): National Socialism was toxic, in the truest sense of the word. It gave the world a chemical legacy that still affects us today(*): a poison that refuses to disappear. How dirty one feels at the end of cer...

    With thousands upon thousands of books written about Nazi Germany and its ?Fuhrer,? Adolf Hitler, one wonders if there is a relevant area of research that has not been mined thoroughly. The appearance of Norman Ohler?s BLITZED: DRUGS IN THE THIRD REICH provides an affirmative ans...

    World history told through a pharmalogical lens. Ohler's extraordinary history of drugs in the Third Reich starts with a survey of Germany in the inter-war period, tracing both the civilian and military usage of the newest pharmacological advancement: Pervitin, aka crystal meth. In...

    Totální rau? je p?esn? kniha, podle který bych se cht?l u?it d?jepis. O druhý sv?tový u? toho bylo napsáno tolik, ?e by se to neve?lo ani na t?i obrovský nákla?áky, ale i p?esto p?íchází Norman Ohler v roce 2015 s objevným tématem, který dosud nebylo v?dec...

    Entertaining book filled with interesting premises. Ohler's account of Hitler and his drug use is quite fascinating, and seems solid. I didn't realize Hitler's addiction reached such levels, and given that it wouldn't be surprising if a variety of his health issues cropped up due to ra...

    https://www.theguardian.com/books/201... ...

    So many cites and refs and substantiated research. It was a tour de force. Revealing and important. Read it. Read every page. Including the index. Roll names like Eukadol, Pervitin and Merck around in your mouths. Wince - as I did, at the gazillion mainlines and IM injections in the d...

    Trochu bulvární a kontroverzní téma se vlastn? postará o ve?kerý marketing, ale je toho víc, co stojí za zmínku. Jist?, v N?mecku se v té dob? lupaly pilule pervitinu ve velkém, ale místo honby za senzací budete nakonec p?emý?let/srovnávat s dne?kem/dívat se na ...

    Jau tikrai seniai skai?iau koki? istorin? knyg?. Ne tod?l, kad nem?gstu, o tiesiog nedaug toki? knyg? turiu. O ir tikrai nedaug t? man labai patinkan?i? knyg? yra. Geriausios iki ?iol skaitytos - Svetlanos Aleksijevi? "?ernobylio malda", "Cinko berniukai" bei "Karo veida...

    This was a surprisingly fun read ? well, as fun as any book about Nazis and Hitler can be. Ohler manages to break a lot of new ground in a well-worn subject, and his argument is clear and convincing: the "blitzkrieg" that so stunned Poland and France in 1939-40 was not the result of ...

    ~ review copy I admit that when I selected this book I had the expectation that it might be salacious and merely a 'fun, crazy' read. The first chapter left me unconvinced as to whether 'this research' was to be taken seriously or not. As I continued though I have to say that I gain...

    This is mostly a story about drugs used in the Third Reich mostly stimulants the most notorious of which is methamphetamine. Also, a lot on Hitler's use of stimulants and his mental deterioration as the war went on and Nazi fortunes took a downward turn. Drugs issues might have interes...

    this book highlights and examines the relationship of drugs in nazi Germany between the myth and reality. Where the leader went from a teetotaller to a junkie with animal hormone injection with opiates and the army high on crystal meths which goes against which the general wisdom was a...

    The book is all hype and a fraud. Financial Times rightly said: "The book overstates its case. Ohler has a habit of pushing things too far, eschewing nuance for headlines. He proclaims Pervitin the ?favourite drug? of Germans (?as much of a fixture as a cup of coffee?), when it...