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. This innovative best-seller explores the nature and mechanics of Hitler's power, and how he used it.
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Chapter 1 Power of the Idea
Chapter 2 Getting power
Chapter 3 Repression and power
Chapter 4 Plebiscitary power
Chapter 5 Expansion of power
Chapter 6 Absolute power
action Albert Speer anti-Semitism April armaments army authoritarian became Bormann Britain central charismatic rule Communist conﬂict consensus crisis cult decisions democracy destruction difﬁculties domination dynamic early economic election elites ﬁeld ﬁgure ﬁnal Final Solution ﬁnd ﬁrst force foreign policy Fuhrer Gauleiter genocide German Germany’s Gestapo Goebbels Goring Gregor Strasser groups Hans Mommsen head Himmler Hindenburg Hitler Hitler’s authority Hitler’s personal Hitler’s power idea ideological increasingly inﬂuence initiative Jewish Bolshevism Jews joseph Goebbels July June Kampf Lammers leader London March Martin Broszat Marxism mass Mein Kampf ment military Minister mobilisation Munich Nazi Movement Nazi Party Nazi regime Nazism NSDAP ofﬁce ofﬁcer organisation Papen Party’s People’s personalised plebiscitary Poland political position programme propaganda Putsch racial radicalisation Reich Chancellor Reich President Reichstag Reichswehr remained repression role Russia seizure of power signiﬁcant social Soviet Union speciﬁc Speer struggle Third Reich trans Wehrmacht Weimar