Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris

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Penguin Books Limited, Oct 25, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 880 pages
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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User Review  - mancmilhist - LibraryThing

Heavy going in places and short on his personal life, but a very detailed account of each part of Hitler's development. Fascinating are the opportunities to stop his rise and the perfect storm of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Muscogulus - LibraryThing

This was assigned for a graduate seminar on fascism, and I must say I did not at first look forward to having a two-volume biography of Hitler on my shelves. But Kershaw's magnum opus (including both ... Read full review

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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.