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This exciting new Seminar Study provides a detailed analysis of the rise to power of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. The book concentrates on Hitler¿s unique contribution to the development of the Nazi Party and explores the key developments of the Nazi Party before 1933. Beginning with an overview of the personality and early life of Hitler the book goes on to examine:
- the birth of the Nazi Party and its early development
- Nazi ideology
- the organisation, propaganda and membership of the Nazi Party
- the growth of electoral support for the Nazis
- the reasons why Hitler came to power
The author takes issue with the conventional view of Hitler¿s rise to power and offers a fresh viewpoint which lays stress on the significant contribution and impact made on events by Hitler¿s charismatic leadership and the effective propaganda and organisation of the Nazi Party.
Also containing primary documents, a chronology of key events, glossary of key terms and a Who¿s Who of leading figures, Hitler and The Rise of the Nazi Party provides students with a concise and stimulating introduction to the subject which is underpinned by an analysis of the most recent historical research.
Frank McDonough is a Senior Lecturer in History at Liverpool John Moores University.
Hitler was without doubt the the most destructively influential figure of the twentieth century. Frank McDonough provides a detailed analysis of the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. The book begins with an overview of the personality and early life of Adolf Hitler and proceeds to examine the early years of the Nazi Party and the major factors which led to the growth of support for the Nazis, including the organisation and propoganda of the Nazi Party and the growth of electoral support. The book concludes by examining the reasons why Hitler was appointed German Chancellor in January 1943.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 127-130) and index.
About the Author
Dr. Frank McDonough is a Senior Lecturer in Modern Political History at Liverpool John Moores University.
Table of Contents
PART 1: THE PROBLEM & THE CONTEXT.
PART 2: ANALYSIS.
1. Adolf Hitler: Personality & Early Life.
2. The Early Growth of the Nazi Party
3. The Ideology of Hitler & the Nazi Party.
4. The Nazi Party: Policy, Organisation and Propaganda.
5. Who Voted for Hitler & the Nazi Party.
6. Hitler's Rise to Power.
PART 3: ASSESSMENT.
7. The Historical Debate.