Napoleon and Hitler: A Comparative Biography

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Viking, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 319 pages
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A comparison and contrast between two infamous dictators considers their origin, the obsession they shared with being accepted, and their common dream of conquering Europe--by whatever means were necessary

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The crucial shortcoming of this work is conceptual. Seward equates comparison with juxtaposition. He does little more than present in the same chapter what he considers to be similar periods of ... Read full review

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Although I have read quite a bit of material about Hitler and little about Napoleon, I found the material about Hitler more fascinating.  I may never cease to find Hitler and the Nazis fascinating.  These types of synthesises are very valuable because the author must demonstrate knowledge about two different subject matters rather than just one.  Just one is hard enough the way it is.  I imagine he could have been more detailed in his comparisons and contrasts, but perfect detail would have likely required more pages.    The author illustrates not only how he drew parallels but how Hitler himself drew parallels.   


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