Hitler

Ascent, 1889-1939

Author: Volker Ullrich

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1101872055

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1040

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Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography A New York Times bestseller, this major new biography of Hitler puts an emphasis on the man himself: his personality, his temperament, and his beliefs. Volker Ullrich's Hitler, the first in a two-volume biography, has changed the way scholars and laypeople alike understand the man who has become the personification of evil. Drawing on previously unseen papers and new scholarly research, Ullrich charts Hitler's life from his childhood through his experiences in the First World War and his subsequent rise as a far-right leader. Focusing on the personality behind the policies, Ullrich creates a vivid portrait of a man and his megalomania, political skill, and horrifying worldview. Hitler is a landmark biography with unsettling resonance in these times.

Hitler

Beyond Evil and Tyranny

Author: R. H. S. Stolfi

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616144750

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 520

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This fascinating and richly detailed new biography of Hitler reinterprets the known facts about the Nazi Fuehrer to construct a convincing, realistic portrait of the man. In place of the hollow shell others have made into an icon of evil, the author sees a complex, nuanced personality. Without in any way glorifying its subject, this unique revision of the historical Hitler brings us closer to understanding a pivotal personality of the twentieth century. From the Hardcover edition.

The Hitler Book

The Secret Dossier Prepared for Stalin from the Interrogations of Otto Guensche and Heinze Linge, Hi

Author: Henrik Eberle,Matthias Uhl

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 0786734914

Category: History

Page: 432

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Stalin had never been able to shake off the nightmare of Adolf Hitler. Just as in 1941 he refused to understand that Hitler had broken their non-aggression pact, he was in 1945 unwilling to believe that the dictator had committed suicide in the debris of the Berlin bunker. In his paranoia, Stalin ordered his secret police, the NKVD, precursor to the KGB, to explore in detail every last vestige of the private life of the only man he considered a worthy opponent, and to clarify beyond doubt the circumstances of his death. For months two captives of the Soviet Army--Otto Guensche, Hitler's adjutant, and Heinz Linge, his personal valet--were interrogated daily, their stories crosschecked, until the NKVD were convinced that they had the fullest possible account of the life of the Führer. In 1949 they presented their work, in a single copy, to Stalin. It is as remarkable for the depth of its insight into Adolf Hitler--from his specific directions to Linge as to how his body was to be burned, to his sense of humor--as for what it does not say, reflecting the prejudices of the intended reader: Joseph Stalin. Nowhere, for instance, does the dossier criticize Hitler's treatment of the Jews. Today, the 413-page original of Stalin's personal biography of Hitler is a Kremlin treasure and it is said to be held in President Putin's safe. The only other copy, made by order of Stalin's successor, Nikita Khrushchev, in 1959, was deposited in Moscow Party archives under the code number 462A. It was there that Henrik Eberle and Matthias Uhl, two German historians, found it. Available to the public in full for the first time, The Hitler Book presents a captivating, astonishing, and deeply revealing portrait of Hitler, Stalin, and the mutual antagonism of these two dictators, who between them wrought devastation on the European continent.

Adolf Hitler

Dictator of Nazi Germany

Author: Brenda Haugen

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756515898

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Biography of Adolf Hitler, ruler of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945, who conquered most of Europe before his fall in World War II.

Hitler

The Memoir of the Nazi Insider Who Turned Against the Fuhrer

Author: Ernst Hanfstaengl

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628721391

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Of American and German parentage, Ernst Hanfstaengl graduated from Harvard and ran the family business in New York for a dozen years before returning to Germany in 1921. By chance he heard a then little-known Adolf Hitler speaking in a Munich beer hall and, mesmerized by his extraordinary oratorical power, was convinced the man would some day come to power. As Hitler’s fanatical theories and ideas hardened, however, he surrounded himself with rabid extremists such as Goering, Hess, and Goebbels, and Hanfstaengl became estranged from him. But with the Nazi’s major unexpected political triumph in 1930, Hitler became a national figure, and he invited Hanfstaengl to be his foreign press secretary. It is from this unique insider’s position that the author provides a vivid, intimate view of Hitler—with his neuroses, repressions, and growing megalomania—over the next several years. In 1937, four years after Hitler came to power, relations between Hanfstaengl and the Nazis had deteriorated to such a degree that he was forced to flee for his life, escaping to Switzerland. Here is a portrait of Hitler as you’ve rarely seen him.

Hitler: A Biography

Author: Ian Kershaw

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393075625

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1152

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“Magisterial . . . anyone who wishes to understand the Third Reich must read Kershaw.”—Niall Ferguson “The Hitler biography of the twenty-first century” (Richard J. Evans), Ian Kershaw’s Hitler is a one-volume masterpiece that will become the standard work. From Hitler’s origins as a failed artist in fin-de-siecle Vienna to the terrifying last days in his Berlin bunker, Kershaw’s richly illustrated biography is a mesmerizing portrait of how Hitler attained, exercised, and retained power. Drawing on previously untapped sources, such as Goebbels’s diaries, Kershaw addresses the crucial questions about the unique nature of Nazi radicalism, about the Holocaust, and about the poisoned European world that allowed Hitler to operate so effectively. Some images in the ebook are not displayed owing to permissions issues.

Adolf Hitler

The Definitive Biography

Author: John Toland

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 1101872772

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1120

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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland’s classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man whose evil affect on the world in the twentieth century will always be felt. Toland’s research provided one of the final opportunities for a historian to conduct personal interviews with over two hundred individuals intimately associated with Hitler. At a certain distance yet still with access to many of the people who enabled and who opposed the führer and his Third Reich, Toland strove to treat this life as if Hitler lived and died a hundred years before instead of within his own memory. From childhood and obscurity to his desperate end, Adolf Hitler emerges , in Toland’s words, "far more complex and contradictory . . . obsessed by his dream of cleansing Europe Jews . . . a hybrid of Prometheus and Lucifer."

Hitler

Author: A.N. Wilson

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465031374

Category: History

Page: 224

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er's unlikely rise to power and his uncanny ability to manipulate his fellow man resulted in the deaths of millions of Europeans and a horrific world war, yet despite his colossal role in world history, he remains mythologized and, as a result, misunderstood. In Hitler, A.N. Wilson limns this mysterious figure with great verve and acuity, showing that it was Hitler's frightening normalcy—not some otherworldly evilness—that makes him so truly terrifying.

Hitler, Germans, and the "Jewish Question"

Author: Sarah Ann Gordon

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691101620

Category: History

Page: 412

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This book probes the background of the ultimately unexplainable evil of our century, the deliberate and unprovoked murder of millions of European Jews--and goes on to explore German reactions to that evil. Depicting the emergence in Weimar Germany of a new type of extreme anti-Semite, of which Hitler was the paramount example, Sarah Gordon discusses a number of related questions about the role of anti-Semitism in the rise of the Nazis and draws on hitherto unexamined Gestapo files, new data on court sentences, and a variety of other sources to describe the tiny numbers of courageous Germans who opposed Nazi anti-Semitism. She analyzes Hitler's own deranged world view, his use of his feelings about Jews as a political tool, and the extent of the German people's knowledge of his intentions and actions; she examines the history of German anti-Semitism from 1870 through the Nazi years; and she indicates several reasons for thinking that anti-Semitism, however virulent in certain individuals and groups, was not the major reason for Nazi electoral successes. No apologia for the German people, this work shows how a minority of extreme anti-Semites coexisted in Germany with the indifferent or fearfully disapproving majority, while the heroic few assumed the extreme risks of opposition. It offers a clear picture of the kinds of people who aided the Jews or publicly criticized their persecution, including surprising evidence of opposition in the Nazi party itself. In addition, it questions widely held beliefs that older Germans, males, Protestants, and the middle classes were disproportionately anti-Semitic; that bluecollar workers were basically immune to anti-Semitism; and that most Nazis were radical anti-Semites. It also discusses such subjects as the attitudes of German churches, the role of the military, and the socio-economic characteristics of Jews in Germany.

Adolf Hitler

Author: Scott Ingram

Publisher: Blackbirch PressInc

ISBN: 9781567116250

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Examines the birth, family, early years, and political career of Adolf Hitler, discussing his hatred of Jews, involvement in the Nazi Party, role in World War II and the Holocaust, and death.

Hitler

Author: Ian Kershaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317874587

Category: History

Page: 240

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Adolf Hitler has left a lasting mark on the twentieth-century, as the dictator of Germany and instigator of a genocidal war, culminating in the ruin of much of Europe and the globe. This innovative best-seller explores the nature and mechanics of Hitler's power, and how he used it.

Hitler

Author: David Welch

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1857285093

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 123

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This work presents the historiographical debate surrounding Hitler and his role in the Third Reich. By focusing on the personality of Hitler and the nature of his power, the author tackles questions that are central to any understanding of National Socialism. Using a chronological framework, the basis of Hitler's authority and its endurance throughout the Third Reich is examined. In addition, his role in bringing about the Second World War and his responsibility for the Holocaust are explored and debated.

Hitler

The Führer and the People

Author: Joseph Peter Stern

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520029521

Category: History

Page: 254

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Seeks to pinpoint the source of Hitler's appeal to German society during the nineteen thirties through an examination of his speeches, writings and conversations

Hitler, 1936-45

Nemesis

Author: Ian Kershaw

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393322521

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1115

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Drawing on many previously underutilized resources--including the diaries of Joseph Goebbels--a portrait of Hitler encompasses events preceding World War II as well as the war years.

Backing Hitler

Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany

Author: Robert Gellately

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191604526

Category: History

Page: 384

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The Nazis never won a majority in free elections, but soon after Hitler took power most people turned away from democracy and backed the Nazi regime. Hitler won growing support even as he established the secret police (Gestapo) and concentration camps. What has been in dispute for over fifty years is what the Germans knew about these camps, and in what ways were they involved in the persecution of 'race enemies', slave workers, and social outsiders. To answer these questions, and to explore the public sides of Nazi persecution, Robert Gellately has consulted an array of primary documents. He argues that the Nazis did not cloak their radical approaches to 'law and order' in utter secrecy, but played them up in the press and loudly proclaimed the superiority of their system over all others. They publicized their views by drawing on popular images, cherished German ideals, and long held phobias, and were able to win over converts to their cause. The author traces the story from 1933, and shows how war and especially the prospect of defeat radicalized Nazism. As the country spiralled toward defeat, Germans for the most part held on stubbornly. For anyone who contemplated surrender or resistance, terror became the order of the day.

Hitler, 1889-1936

Hubris

Author: Ian Kershaw

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393320350

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 845

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Traces Hitler's rise from a shelter for needy children in Austria to dictatorship over Germany and the beginning of his persecution of the Jews.

The "Hitler Myth"

Image and Reality in the Third Reich

Author: Ian Kershaw

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780192802064

Category: History

Page: 299

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'Review from previous edition 'a book which should be read by everyone interested in the history of 20th-century Europe... perhaps the most revealing study available of popular opinion in Nazi Germany' ' -Times Higher Education Supplement

Adolf Hitler

A Study in Hate

Author: Jeremy Roberts

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780823933174

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Profiles the German dictator who formed the Nazi Party in order to restore Germany after World War I, and discusses the Holocaust, his means of gathering public support, and military conquests.

Becoming Hitler

The Making of a Nazi

Author: Thomas Weber

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199664625

Category:

Page: 480

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In Becoming Hitler, Thomas Weber continues from where he left off in his previous book, Hitler's First War, stripping away the layers of myth and fabrication in Hitler's own tale to tell the real story of Hitler's politicisation and radicalisation in post-First World War Munich. It is the gripping account of how an awkward and unemployed loner with virtually no recognisable leadership qualities and fluctuating political ideas turned into the charismatic, self-assured, virulently anti-Semitic leader with an all-or-nothing approach to politics with whom the world was soon to become tragically familiar. As Weber clearly shows, far from the picture of a fully-formed political leader which Hitler wanted to portray in Mein Kampf, his ideas and priorities were still very uncertain and largely undefined in early 1919 - and they continued to shift until 1923.

The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler

Author: James Giblin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395903711

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 246

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Traces Hitler's life from his childhood in Austria to his final days in Berlin, exploring how his promises of prosperity and power along with anti-Semitic rhetoric allowed him to lead the nation of Germany into World War II.