Hitler: A Biography

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Hitler: A Biography

Format:  Paperback,

1030 pages

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc

Publish Date: Jan 2010

ISBN-13: 9780393337617

ISBN-10: 0393337618

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The Hitler biography of the twenty-first century (Richard J. Evans), Ian Kershaw s Hitler is a one-volume masterpiece that will become the standard work. From Hitler s origins as a failed artist in fin-de-si cle Vienna to the terrifying last days in his Berlin bunker, Kershaw s richly illustrated biography is a mesmerizing portrait of how Hitler attained, exercised, and retained power. Drawing on previously untapped sources, such as Goebbels s diaries, Kershaw addresses the crucial questions about the unique nature of Nazi radicalism, about the Holocaust, and about the poisoned European world that allowed Hitler to operate so effectively.

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Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Publish Date: Jan 2010
ISBN-13: 9780393337617
ISBN-10: 0393337618
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 1030
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 4.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.04 x 1.89 x 9.28

Chapter outline

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Glossary of Abbreviationsp. xiv
Mapsp. xv
Preface to the New Editionp. xxvii
Reflecting on Hitlerp. xxxii
Fantasy and Failurep. 1
Drop-outp. 18
Elation and Embittermentp. 47
The Beerhall Agitatorp. 66
The 'Drummer'p. 105
Emergence of the Leaderp. 139
Mastery over the Movementp. 160
Breakthroughp. 196
Levered into Powerp. 236
The Making of the Dictatorp. 260
Securing Total Powerp. 301
Working Towards the Fhrerp. 320
Ceaseless Radicalizationp. 358
The Drive for Expansionp. 401
Marks of a Genocidal Mentalityp. 448
Going for Brokep. 470
Licensing Barbarismp. 514
Zenith of Powerp. 550
Designing a 'War of Annihilation'p. 589
Showdownp. 622
Fulfilling the 'Prophecy'p. 668
Last Big Throw of the Dicep. 700
Beleagueredp. 745
Hoping for Miraclesp. 779
Luck of the Devilp. 816
No Way Outp. 843
Into the Abyssp. 888
Extinctionp. 922
Epiloguep. 956
Main Published Primary Sources on Hitlerp. 971
Indexp. 975

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The Hitler biography of the twenty-first century (Richard J. Evans), Ian Kershaw’s Hitler is a one-volume masterpiece that will become the standard work. From Hitler’s origins as a failed artist in fin-de-siècle Vienna to the terrifying last days in his Berlin bunker, Kershaw’s richly illustrated biography is a mesmerizing portrait of how Hitler attained, exercised, and retained power. Drawing on previously untapped sources, such as Goebbels’s diaries, Kershaw addresses the crucial questions about the unique nature of Nazi radicalism, about the Holocaust, and about the poisoned European world that allowed Hitler to operate so effectively.

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