Adolf Hitler, Volume 1

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Anchor Books, 1976 - Biography & Autobiography - 1035 pages
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland's classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man whose evil effect on the world in the twentieth century will always be felt.

Toland's research provided one of the final opportunities for a historian to conduct personal interviews with over two hundred individuals intimately associated with Hitler. At a certain distance yet still with access to many of the people who enabled and who opposed the führer and his Third Reich, Toland strove to treat this life as if Hitler lived and died a hundred years before instead of within his own memory. From childhood and obscurity to his desperate end, Adolf Hitler emerges as, in Toland's words, “far more complex and contradictory . . . obsessed by his dream of cleansing Europe Jews . . . a hybrid of Prometheus and Lucifer.”

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A great big book, but easy to read. - Goodreads
Lots of facts, interesting stories, chilling pictures. - Goodreads
I was amazed at toland's research. - Goodreads
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En middelmådig hitler-biografi. For stor fokus på Hitlers "omvendelse" til racist under et sanatorieophold

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Thorough and not hysterical. Too much is written about Hitler that supposes he was some kind of one balled, demoniac, lunatic. This book never shies away from the facts of the holocaust and Hitler's ... Read full review



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John Toland, the author of fifteen works of history and fiction, including Infamy: Pearl HarborII and Its Aftermath, received the Pulitzer Prize for his magisterial Rising Sun: The Decline of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945. Mr. Toland died in 2004.

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