Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris

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Penguin Books Limited, Oct 25, 2001 - History - 880 pages
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Ian Kershaw's HITLER allows us to come closer than ever before to a serious understanding of the man and of the catastrophic sequence of events which allowed a bizarre misfit to climb from a Viennese dosshouse to leadership of one of Europe's most sophisticated countries. With extraordinary skill and vividness, drawing on a huge range of sources, Kershaw recreates the world which first thwarted and then nurtured the young Hitler. As his seemingly pitiful fantasy of being Germany's saviour attracted more and more support, Kershaw brilliantly conveys why so many Germans adored Hitler, connived with him or felt powerless to resist him.

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Marvelously engaging and well researched. - Goodreads
Fascinating insight. - Goodreads
It was well written, interesting, and educational. - Goodreads
He was a great speech and propaganda writer. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

I have had this book for a really long time and just never got around to reading the whole thing. I wish I had read it years ago. It was well written, interesting, and educational. Now, I need to get around to the second volume and then, maybe, some of his other books. Read full review

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

User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

The story of Hitler: from birth until 1936 when he thanked God for bringing him into power after conquering Austria. It was fascinating to hear how people felt about him in the moment. He was lazy. He ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

Ian Kershaw is Professor of Modern History at the University of Sheffield and one of the world's leading authorities on Hitler.

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