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Explaining Hitler: The Search for the Origins of His Evil

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In Explaining Hitler, Ron Rosenbaum investigates the meanings and motivations people have attached to Hitler and his crimes against humanity. What does Hitler tell us about the nature of evil? In often dramatic encounters, Rosenbaum confronts historians, scholars, filmmakers, and deniers as he skeptically analyzes the key strains of Hitler interpretation.

A balanced and thoughtful overview of a subject both frightening and profound, this is an extraordinary quest, an expedition into the war zone of Hitler theories, “a provocative work of cultural history that is as compelling as it is thoughtful, as readable as it is smart.”—New York Times

First published in 1998 to rave reviews, Explaining Hitler became a (New York Times)–bestseller. This new edition is an update of that classic and a critically important contribution to the study of the twentieth centurys darkest moment.

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Since his rise to power to the present day, a multitude of historians, psychologists, apologists, theologians and other assorted theorists have attempted to explain the origins of Adolph Hitl‛s evil. In this updated version, originally published in 1998, Rosenbaum investigates the various, and sometimes contradictory, schools of thought that explain Hitl‛s background and why it led him to become the ultimate specter of evil in the 20th century. Rosenbaum investigates what the individua“explaine” had to say, what their explanations said about themselves, and what these explanations have to say about society as it looks for answers.This updated version adds recent views such as the rise of Holocaust denial and comparisons to recent and current autocrats. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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Updated edition of an enthralling book that illuminates what Hitler explainers tell us about Hitler, the explainers, and ourselves.

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When Hitler's war ended in 1945, the war over Hitler—who he really was, what gave birth to his unique evil—began.

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Hitler did not escape the bunker in Berlin but, seven decades later, he has managed to escape explanation in ways both frightening and profound. Explaining Hitler is an extraordinary quest, an expedition into the war zone of Hitler theories. This is a passionate, enthralling book that illuminates what Hitler explainers tell us about Hitler, about the explainers, and about ourselves.

About the Author

Author of The Shakespeare Wars and How the End Begins, Ron Rosenbaum is an acclaimed writer whose work has appeared in Harpers, the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, and Smithsonian. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306823183
Author:
Rosenbaum, Ron
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Subject:
World History-Germany
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
520
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Europe » Germany » Nazi Germany
History and Social Science » Germany » Hitler
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » Nazi Germany

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Updated edition of an enthralling book that illuminates what Hitler explainers tell us about Hitler, the explainers, and ourselves.
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When Hitler's war ended in 1945, the war over Hitler—who he really was, what gave birth to his unique evil—began.
"Synopsis" by ,
Hitler did not escape the bunker in Berlin but, seven decades later, he has managed to escape explanation in ways both frightening and profound. Explaining Hitler is an extraordinary quest, an expedition into the war zone of Hitler theories. This is a passionate, enthralling book that illuminates what Hitler explainers tell us about Hitler, about the explainers, and about ourselves.
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