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Hitler #1: Hitler: 1889-1936: Hubris

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From his illegitimate birth in a small Austrian village to his fiery death in a bunker under the Reich chancellery in Berlin, Adolf Hitler left a murky trail, strewn with contradictory tales and overgrown with self-created myths. One truth prevails: the sheer scale of the evils that he unleashed on the world has made him a demonic figure without equal in this century. Ian Kershaw's Hitler brings us closer than ever before to the character of the bizarre misfit in his thirty-year ascent from a Viennese shelter for the indigent to uncontested rule over the German nation that had tried and rejected democracy in the crippling aftermath of World War I. With extraordinary vividness, Kershaw recreates the settings that made Hitler's rise possible: the virulent anti-Semitism of prewar Vienna, the crucible of a war with immense casualties, the toxic nationalism that gripped Bavaria in the 1920s, the undermining of the Weimar Republic by extremists of the Right and the Left, the hysteria that accompanied Hitler's seizure of power in 1933 and then mounted in brutal attacks by his storm troopers on Jews and others condemned as enemies of the Aryan race. In an account drawing on many previously untapped sources, Hitler metamorphoses from an obscure fantasist, a "drummer" sounding an insistent beat of hatred in Munich beer halls, to the instigator of an infamous failed putsch and, ultimately, to the leadership of a ragtag alliance of right-wing parties fused into a movement that enthralled the German people.

This volume, the first of two, ends with the promulgation of the infamous Nuremberg laws that pushed German Jews to the outer fringes of society, and with the march of the German army into the Rhineland, Hitler's initial move toward the abyss of war.

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This first book of a two-volume account of Hitler's domination of the German people brings readers closer than ever before to the character of the bizarre misfit. Photos.

Synopsis:

Hailed as the most compelling biography of the German dictator yet written, Ian Kershaw's Hitler brings us closer than ever before to the heart of its subject's immense darkness.

About the Author

Ian Kershaw is a professor of modern history at the University of Sheffield and the author of numerous works of history, including Hitler: A Biography, Fateful Choices and Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution. He lives in Manchester, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393046717
Subtitle:
1889-1936 Hubris
Preface:
Kershaw, Ian
Author:
Kershaw, Ian
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Antisemitism
Subject:
Heads of state
Subject:
1918-1933
Subject:
Antisemitism -- Germany.
Subject:
Military - World War II
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
American
Series:
Hitler
Series Volume:
107-446
Publication Date:
19990117
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white photos throughout
Pages:
912
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.2 x 1.6 in 2.495 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This first book of a two-volume account of Hitler's domination of the German people brings readers closer than ever before to the character of the bizarre misfit. Photos.
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