Synopses & Reviews
"Provides a valuable insight into the development of ideas that were to shape Hitlers foreign policy after 1933."Jeremy Noakes, The Times Literary Supplement
The text bears all of Hitlers hallmarks, along with a terrifying, sustained belief in war and violence as a means to ensure that Germany would flourish.”Publishers Weekly
He envisaged the German people becoming involved in a series of wars for Lebensraum culminating in an epic battle against America.”Michael Smith, Daily Telegraph
The Second Book is in many ways more important than Mein Kampf.”Guardian
I have never known anyone to say this is a forged document.”Volker Berghahn, The New York Times
Hitler admires the young, racially select American people and the nations restrictive immigration policies at the time.”The New York Times
Far more than Mein Kampf, the Second Book establishes the grandiose scale of Hitlers ambitions.”Dennis Showalter, Colorado College
More clearly than ever, Hitler sketched out the worldwide struggle against the Jews which he and his party had to lead.”Richard Overy, Guardian
Hitlers Second Book is the first complete and annotated edition of the manuscript Hitler dictated shortly before his rise to power four year after publishing Mein Kampf. It contains a catalog of shocking policy statements and previously undisclosed plans of world conquest at the core of Nazi ideology that Hitler concluded were too provocative for publication.
Unavailable until now in an annotated and reliable English translation, a key to Hitler's thinking.
About the Author
Dr. Gerhard L. Weinberg was born in Germany and came to the U.S. in 1940. After serving in the U.S. Army, he received his Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago. He was one of the scholars to work on German documents captured in 1945.