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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User Review  - kaiser_matias - LibraryThing

Sir Ian Kershaw, the premier biographer of Hitler, wrote a rather compelling biography of Hitler, stretched into two volumes, Hubris and Nemesis. This edition is a single, edited, version of those two ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Czarny Pies - Goodreads

One gets the eerie feeling reading the second volume of Ian Kershaw's biography of Hitler "Nemesis" that one is learning nothing new. The man remains exactly as he was at the end of the first volume ... 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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Ian Kershaw is professor of modern history at the University of Sheffield.

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