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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992 - Heads of state - 844 pages
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A bestseller in its original German edition and subsequently translated into more than a dozen language, Joachim Fest's Hitler is acclaimed as "the best single volume available on the tortuous life and savage reign of Adolf Hitler" (Time). Ranks as a companion volume to Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich and Albert Speer's memoir Inside the Third Reich.

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User Review  - Ted Newell - Goodreads

Heard this was one of the definitive general biographies. Reader gets a sense of the active politician dodging and weaving and often nearly losing in the lead up to the Beer Hall Putsch. History is ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chathamharrison - Goodreads

This book was time-consuming, the writing is florid (German is sometimes a pain, sometimes a delight when translated; this book features both), and the material is crushingly, appropriately serious ... Read full review


Background and Departure
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Joachim Fest is a highly acclaimed historian and journalist, and the author of several widely respected books on Nazi Germany, including The Face of the Third Reich, Plotting Hitler's Death, and Speer. He worked closely with Albert Speer as the editor of Inside the Third Reich and Spandau: The Secret Diaries. He lives near Frankfurt.

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