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"A comprehensive new biography of Hitler focusing on the dictator's personality"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Alfred A. Knopf,, 2016-
Edition: First American edition.
ISBN: 9780385354387
Branch Call Number: 943.086092 H675U
Characteristics: volumes : illustrations, portraits, facsimile ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Chase, Jefferson S. - Translator


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Jul 27, 2019

Impressively written by German-born historian, Volker Ullrich - This biography of nearly a thousand pages carefully examines (among other things) Adolf Hitler's drastic character transformation between the years of 1918 and 1926.

At the age of 29 Hitler quickly began to shed his weak and unassuming persona and, literally, metamorphosed into a National Socialist leader who clearly saw himself as being Germany's "messiah".

In this well-researched book - Ullrich charts Hitler's rise in power, giving the reader a full understanding of how he became one of the most deadly dictators in all of human history.

This book also includes a 24-page photo gallery, as well.

Dec 18, 2016

Fascinating portrait that illustrates Hitler's amazing ability to tap into emotional fears and desires and his knack for timing and boldness. One amazing example: by 1923 he already had s small movement and had become known in Munich.. particularly speaking in the beer halls. He finally decides in 1923 to engineer a putsch, a really reckless attempt to overthrow the local government. It is suppressed and Hitler is thrown in jail. But at his trial he asks the judge to speak and the judge allows him to speak for 2 hours!!! Much of it his oratorical frenzy brilliance. This is one example of how he'd gained the sympathies of the judge. Ultimately he only serves 6 months in jail for something that the law stated a minimum of 5 years.


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