William L. Shirer

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William L. Shirer is the author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich . This account has been adapted from The Nightmare Years, 1930-1940 , which is Volume II of20th Century Journey and will be published soon by Little, Brown & Co.

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June/july 1984

In 1938 the European correspondent for CBS was in Austria when the Nazis marched in. He wanted to tell the world about it—but first he had to help invent a whole new kind of broadcasting.