'...ought to be read by everybody with any interest in Hitler and the Third Reich.' -- the journal History An illustrated edition of this best-seller in the Profiles in Power series. Explores the nature and mechanics of Hitler's power and how he used it. Discusses Hilter's role in shaping policy and how much he was personally making key decisions, right to the end. 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 and has written widely on Hitler and the Third Reich, including HITLER: 1889-1936 Hubris (1999 - W.W.Norton & Co.) and The Hitler Myth (1989- OUP). He was also a consultant to the BBC -TV series The Nazis: A Warning from History, and to The War of the Century.
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Ir reminds more of a textbook but at the same time I didn't find much of information there. The author rehashes the same quite trivial and well established topics again and again (and makes the reading quite boring). Read full review