Hitler

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Longman, 2001 - History - 265 pages
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  • 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.

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    Review: Hitler, Vol 1: 1889-1936 Hubris (Hitler #1)

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    UPDATE 3/22/14 ... I have now read the chapters concerning the early months of the Hitler regime, during which Hitler destroyed all opposition and established Nazi control over all public and private ... Read full review

    Review: Hitler, Vol 1: 1889-1936 Hubris (Hitler #1)

    User Review  - Laura Bellini - Goodreads

    Just a brief comment. You may wonder why I read so many books about Hitler... Well, you have to know your enemy! Read full review

    Contents

    Power of theIdea
    19
    Getting power
    41
    Repression and power
    68
    Copyright

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    About the author (2001)

    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 in preparation on the Holocaust.

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