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The Samuel Johnson Prize 2001

The Samuel Johnson Prize 2001

The Winner

The Third Reich: A New History (MacMillan)

This single volume work is a radical re-examination of the Third Reich, which sets the rise of Nazi Germany and its abandonment of liberal democracy within a European context and recreates the complexities of life under a totalitarian dictatorship.

Winning Author

Michael Burleigh

Michael Burleigh is a British author and historian. He was educated at University College London, winning the Pollard, Dolley and Sir William Mayer prizes. After a Ph.D in medieval history in 1982, he went on to hold posts at New College, Oxford, the London School of Economics, and University of Cardiff where he was Distinguished Research Professor in Modern History. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and his books have been translated into 13 languages. He has been married since 1991 to Linden Burleigh and currently resides in South East London.