Adolf Hitler

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Doubleday, 1976 - Biography & Autobiography - 1035 pages
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Adolf Hitler was probably the greatest mover and shaker of the twentieth century. Certainly no other human disrupted so many lives in our times or stirred so much hatred. He also inspired widespread adoration and was the hope and ideal of millions. The passage of years sine his end has done little to alter the perspective of either enemies or true believers. Today we see the other leaders of his ear -- Roosevelt, Churchill, Mussolini, Stalin - in a different, more objective light but the image of Hitler has remained essentially the same. To the few who remained his faithful followers he is a hero, a fallen Messiah; to the rest he is still a madman, a political and military bungler, an evil murdered beyond redemption whose successes were reached by criminal means.

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User Review  - marshapetry - LibraryThing

Incredible book, highly recommend for anyone interested in WWII. Excellent narrator too. Easy to read, too, not full of psycho-analytical jargon - author does comment on some theories of behavior but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Richard7920 - LibraryThing

Even for one who thinks that he or she already knows everything there is to know about Hitler, this book remains a fascinating biography. One quickly recognizes the crisp and illuminating style of ... Read full review


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John Toland is the author of two novels and twelve previous John Toland is the author of two novels and twelve previous works of nonfiction, including the best-selling "Adolf Hitleworks of nonfiction, including the best-selling "Adolf Hitler" and "Infamy, " and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Risingr" and "Infamy, " and the Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Rising Sun." Sun.