Hitler, 1936-45: Nemesis, Volume 2

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 1115 pages
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"For three years, Hitler's armies have the upper hand. But once the tides of battle turn in favor of the Allies, Hitler, no longer the invincible warlord, becomes an increasingly desperate gambler. Rarely leaving his "Wolf's Lair" he continues to mastermind the war, his public appearances and radio broadcasts limited to whipping up fervor among his countrymen against Jews, "Bolsheviks," and others deemed enemies of the Aryan race." "Drawing on many previously unutilized sources, Kershaw describes the Draconian measures taken by Hitler's henchmen -- Himmler, Goebbels, Goring, Bormann, and others -- to tighten the Nazi grip on the home front without significant resistance from the German people. In the Fuhrer's name, Gestapo and SS leaders orchestrate and carry out the persecutions that lead to the death camps of the Holocaust." "After the D-Day invasion and a steady stream of defeats on the Eastern Front, Hitler is virtually alone in insisting that victory is still possible. When Hitler asserts that his survival after an assassination attempt by German officers on July 20, 1944, "is a sign of Providence that I must continue my work," Kershaw depicts a beleaguered fanatic prepared to leave his country in ruins. Ten months later, while his shattered forces desperately attempt to stave off the Russian onslaught on Berlin, Hitler spends his final days, chillingly documented here, in a bunker under the city until he ends his life with a pistol shot to his head.".
  

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Review: Hitler, Vol 2: 1936-1945 Nemesis (Hitler #2)

User Review  - Omar Leal - Goodreads

Thoroughly interesting biography about Hitler from his early life, through his last days in the bunker. Suffice it to say, not a lot of sh*ts and giggles, but I did appreciate the way the author ... Read full review

Review: Hitler, Vol 2: 1936-1945 Nemesis (Hitler #2)

User Review  - Eli Kale - Goodreads

I used this very in-depth and detailed book by Ian Kershaw for my undergraduate thesis, and it did not leave me short on information. The author does a fantastic job of bringing the past to life ... Read full review

Contents

VI
1
VII
61
VIII
127
IX
155
X
181
XI
231
XII
281
XIII
339
XVIII
607
XIX
653
XX
685
XXI
749
XXII
795
XXIII
829
XXIV
843
XXV
847

XIV
391
XV
459
XVI
497
XVII
559

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About the author (2000)

Ian Kershaw is professor of modern history at the University of Sheffield.

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