Hitler: A Biography

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 1029 pages
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"The Hitler biography of the twenty-first century" (Richard J. Evans), Ian Kershaw's Hitler is a new, distilled, one-volume masterpiece that will become the standard work. From Hitler's origins as a failed artist in fin-de-siècle Vienna to the terrifying last days in his Berlin bunker, Kershaw's richly illustrated biography is a mesmerizing portrait of how Hitler attained, exercised, and retained power. Drawing on previously untapped sources, such as Goebbels's diaries, Kershaw addresses crucial questions about the unique nature of Nazi radicalism, about the Holocaust, and about the poisoned European world that allowed Hitler to operate so effectively.
  

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User Review  - Hina - Goodreads

The only reason i was able to tolerate such a huge boring book was because i have a soft spot in my heart for Hitler... :3 This book had nothing new in it,I skipped a lot of pages.. -.- Loved last 250 ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicolas Bateman - Goodreads

A dark descent into the abyss of history and politics. This book made me shiver as much as (if not more) any of Mr King's nightmares. Sir Ian Kershaw masterfully brings us face to face with the facts ... Read full review

Contents

Fantasy and Failure
1
Dropout
18
Elation and Embitterment
47
The Beerhall Agitator
66
The Drummer
105
Emergence of the Leader
139
Mastery over the Movement
160
Breakthrough
196
Licensing Barbarism
514
Zenith of Power
550
Designing a War of Annihilation
589
Showdown
622
Fulfilling the Prophecy
668
Last Big Throw of the Dice
700
Beleaguered
745
Hoping for Miracles
779

Levered into Power
236
The Making of the Dictator
260
Securing Total Power
301
Working Towards the Führer
320
Ceaseless Radicalization
358
The Drive for Expansion
401
Marks of a Genocidal Mentality
448
Going for Broke
470
Luck of the Devil
816
No Way Out
843
Into the Abyss
888
Extinction
922
Epilogue
956
Main Published Primary Sources on Hitler
971
Index
975
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About the author (2008)

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

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