The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler

The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler

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Many people believe Hitler was the personification of evil. In this Sibert Medal-winning biography, James Cross Giblin penetrates this façade and presents a picture of a complex person—at once a brilliant, influential politician and a deeply disturbed man.

In a straightforward and nonsensational manner, the author explores the forces that shaped the man as well as the social conditions that furthered his rapid rise to power. Against a background of crucial historical events, Giblin traces the arc of Hitler’s life from 1889 to 1945: his childhood, his years as a frustrated artist in Vienna, his extraordinary rise as dictator of Germany, his final days in an embattled bunker under Berlin. Powerful archival images provide a haunting visual accompaniment to this clear and compelling account of a life that left an ineradicable mark on our world. Author’s note, bibliography, index.

Baker & Taylor
Filled with a wealth of black-and-white archival photographs, a riveting glimpse into the life of Adolf Hitler, from his childhood to his astonishing rise as dictator of Germany and his final days in an embattled bunker under Berlin, reveals a brilliant, yet deeply disturbed, individual who became one of the most influential people of the twentieth century.

& Taylor

Traces Hitler's life from his childhood in Austria to his final days in Berlin, exploring how his promises of prosperity and power along with anti-Semitic rhetoric allowed him to lead the nation of Germany into World War II.

Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, c2002
ISBN: 9780395903711
Characteristics: 246 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm


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Dec 16, 2013

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : ... Nazism : ... A majority of scholars identify Nazism in practice as a form of far-right politics: Fritzsche, Peter. "Germans into Nazis", Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998; Eatwell, Roger, "Fascism, A History", Viking-Penguin, 1996. pp. xvii-xxiv, 21, 26–31, 114–140, 352. Griffin, Roger, "Revolution from the Right: Fascism," in David Parker, ed., "Revolutions and the Revolutionary Tradition in the West 1560-1991", London: Routledge, 2000

EuSei Dec 16, 2013

This book about Hitler’s life should be taught to minors by teachers, in the context of World History. I’d much more they read Ann Frank’s diary. (I read it when I was 16 and it opened my eyes.) An interesting read, though, that explains a little bit of the horrors Hitler’s Socialist Party committed and planned. (Incidentally, Nazi is short for Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, which in English means "German National SOCIALIST Worker’s Party," socialism being leftwing.)


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