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Hitler in Paris: How a Photograph Shocked a World at War
Hitler in Paris: How a Photograph Shocked a World at War
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Hitler in Paris: How a Photograph Shocked a World at War

World War II was in its early days when brutal German dictator Adolf Hitler paid a visit to Paris, the capital of France. Only days before, on June 14, 1940, German soldiers had overrun the city, shocking the world. Hitler now viewed the city’s cultural treasures as his own. He posed for a photo in front of the Eiffel Tower, the beloved symbol of France and the country’s free, democratic people. The photo, taken by his personal photographer, Heinrich Hoffmann, would show the world that Nazi Germany had triumphed over its bitter enemy. Many who viewed the photo in newspapers around the globe would draw a second conclusion that Germany would almost certainly invade Britain next. And if Britain fell, Hitler would be a huge step closer to his ultimate goal of world domination.

Reading LevelGrades 5-7
Interest LevelGrades 5-9
Lexile Level1020L
ATOS Level7.1
AR Points1
AR Quiz #507554
Early Intervention Level28
Text TypeNarrative Nonfiction
Text SubtypeCause & Effect
PublisherCompass Point Books
Page Dimensions9 1/4" x 10 1/4"
Page Count64
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $37.32 School/Library Price



Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews - Barbara Krasner, Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee, New Jersey

"Drawing on primary and secondary sources, readers are treated to a page-turning narrative not usually associated with series books. Hitler in Paris could easily be positioned as a standalone title and its readability goes beyond standard research-paper purpose. It demonstrates the power of photography to contemporary audiences and to generations that follow." - Association of Jewish Libraries Reviews

September 1, 2014

Horn Book, Nonfiction Notes

"Photographs can often be more powerful than the written word in bringing social change. These use iconic photographic discuss specific, world-changing historical events and people’s reactions to them. A spacious page design enhances the presentation." - Horn Book, Nonfiction Notes

November 24, 2014

School Library Journal - Mary Mueller, Rolla Public Schools, MO

"STARRED REVIEW! This outstanding follow-up to Capstone’s “Captured History” series continues the same format, focusing on a single, emblematic photograph that defines an era or event. . . .This set will show students how a single image can “capture” history and influence the perceptions and actions of those who see it. The books will certainly draw a large readership and are must-buys for all middle-level and secondary collections." - School Library Journal

April 1, 2014

Don Nardo

Don Nardo

Historian and award-winning author Don Nardo has written many books for young people about modern history, including studies of the rise of Hitler and Nazism, World War II, international terrorism, and dozens of military topics. In addition, he specializes in ancient history and has published numerous volumes about the histories and cultures of the ancient Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and peoples of Mesopotamia. Nardo, who also composes and arranges orchestral music, lives with his wife, Christine, in Massachusetts.

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