Having fled Berlin, and imminent arrest by the Gestapo, in 1940, Shirer returned in October 1945 to verify the facts of the Fuhrer's death, thus bringing to a close--or so he thought--his involvement with the Third Reich.
vol. 1. The start, 1904-1930
vol. 2. The nightmare years, 1930-1940
vol. 3. A native's return, 1945-1988