Continuous and very large popular obsession with Nazis and Hitler fed by constant media attention. Ian Kershaw is a best-selling author and a household name thanks to his highly acclaimed 2-volume history of Hitler. 40 very strong black and white photographs. Focus on the key question of power not a conventional biography.
This is an illustrated edition of Hitler, a best-seller in the" Profiles in Power" series. Adolf Hitler has left a lasting mark on the twentieth century as the dictator of Germany and instigator of a genocidal war, culminating in the ruin of much of Europe and the globe. So why, of all the fanatics in Germany after the First World War, was it Hitler who found such a mass appeal? How did such an unimpressive figure some to take control of the machinery of a complex modern state? Why, contrary to all expectations, was his authority not curtailed by the traditional ruling classes and constitutional constraints? Ian Kershaw answers these questions, and more, to provide an interesting and lucid introduction to the character and exercise of Hitler's dictatorial power.This is valuable reading for anyone wanting a better understanding of the Hitler, Second World War, Germany and Europe in the twentieth century. Ian Kershaw is Professor of Modern History at the University of Sheffield. He has written widely on Hitler and the Third Reich, including the widely-acclaimed two-volume biography published by Penguin. In addition to his publications, he was consultant to the BAFTA-winning BBC-TV series The Nazis: A Warning from History, to the BBC2 programme War of the Century, to ZDF's Hitler: eine Bilanz and to ZDF's series inpreparation on the Holocaust.