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 (shīr′ər), William Lawrence 1904-1993.
American journalist and historian known for his vivid radio broadcasts from Berlin at the outset of World War II and for the popular history The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1960).
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Noun1.Shirer - United States broadcast journalist who was in Berlin at the outbreak of World War II (1904-1993)
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Shirer's massive 'The Collapse of the Third Republic: An Inquiry into the Fall of France in 1940.' Shirer's book has this epigraph from Titus Livius, the Roman historian: 'We reached these last days when we could endure neither our vices nor their remedies' - which for some years has summarized, to me, the last decade of that 30-year-period leading to the death of People Power in 2006 and the repudiation of its principles in the election of 2016.
Lloyd and Margaret Shirer, who were then in Moshiland, Ouagadougou, now Burkina Faso, crossed over to the Northern Region of the then Gold Coast on horseback in early 1931.
Predictably, the editors highlighted heroism in an introduction to the prints: "Because these atrocities were visited upon a people who also knew how to strike back even if almost completely disarmed, Gropper has shown their heroic resistance." Gropper's print of Jews rising up against their oppressors accompanied William Shirer's review of John Hersey's The Wall (1950), a highly acclaimed bestselling and award-winning novel about life in the ghetto, written a few years later, even though the uprising is not the most pressing theme of the book.
Shirer. Slight and bespectacled, Shirer looked for all the world like a pipe-smoking English professor from a small Midwestern university, but the Chicago native was in fact a savvy, experienced journalist who had spent more than a decade covering hard news from Paris to Afghanistan.
In fact, the impact of the Nazi propaganda effort was underscored by even William Shirer, the American foreign correspondent who covered Germany in the 1930s for the Hearst newspapers and for CBS.
The people expected to participate in the National Day of Prayer observance include some members of Congress as well as hundreds of American faith leaders, including Priscilla Shirer, Rev.
This teleological reading of national German history "from Luther to Hitler," has been further popularized in English-speaking countries by journalist William Shirer, author of the greatly influential The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1960).
Shirer copping to Reich Minister of Propaganda Josef Goebbels' information machine?
Lipstadt briefly summarized such issues in the various positions of Raul Hilberg's Destruction of the European Jews (1961), William Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (1960), Bruno Bettelheim's The Informed Heart (1960), Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem (1963), Lucy Dawidowicz's The War Against the Jews (1975), Terrence Des Pres's The Survivor (1980), Christopher Browning's Ordinary Men (1992), and other publications.
He could make a name for himself as a sort of reverse William Shirer, I would tell him, only half-jokingly, chronicling for a German readership the rise of fascism in America.
Oregon starter David Peterson retired the first seven batters he faced but got in trouble in the third inning when Dugan Shirer doubled home Jack Strunc and Shane Matheny to give WSU a 2-1 lead.
Changes to Extension structure may include increased use of Extension technology (Mitchell & Gillis, 2006), new program areas (Klemme, Hausafus, & Shirer, 2005), and increased integration of family and youth programs into other Extension programs (Braverman, Franz, & Rennekamp, 2012).