Hitler: Volume I

Author: Volker Ullrich

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448190827

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1008

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Selected as a Book of the Year by the New York Times, Times Literary Supplement and The Times Despite his status as the most despised political figure in history, there have only been four serious biographies of Hitler since the 1930s. Even more surprisingly, his biographers have been more interested in his rise to power and his methods of leadership than in Hitler the person: some have even declared that the Führer had no private life. Yet to render Hitler as a political animal with no personality to speak of, as a man of limited intelligence and poor social skills, fails to explain the spell that he cast not only on those close to him but on the German people as a whole. In the first volume of this monumental biography, Volker Ullrich sets out to correct our perception of the Führer. While charting in detail Hitler’s life from his childhood to the eve of the Second World War against the politics of the times, Ullrich unveils the man behind the public persona: his charming and repulsive traits, his talents and weaknesses, his deep-seated insecurities and murderous passions. Drawing on a wealth of previously neglected or unavailable sources, this magisterial study provides the most rounded portrait of Hitler to date. Ullrich renders the Führer not as a psychopath but as a master of seduction and guile — and it is perhaps the complexity of his character that explains his enigmatic grip on the German people more convincingly than the clichéd image of the monster. This definitive biography will forever change the way we look at the man who took the world into the abyss.

Austria from Habsburg to Hitler, Volume 1

Author: Charles A. Gulick

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0520327624

Category:

Page: 800

View: 9481


This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1948.

Hitler: Volume II

Author: Volker Ullrich

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448190835

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 709

View: 5911


'Meticulous... Probably the most disturbing portrait of Hitler I have ever read' Dominic Sandbrook, Sunday Times By the summer of 1939 Hitler was at the zenith of his power. Yet despite initial triumphs in the early stages of war, the Führer's fortunes would turn dramatically as the conflict raged on. Realising that victory was lost, and with Soviet troops closing in on his Berlin bunker, Hitler committed suicide in April 1945; one week later, Nazi Germany surrendered. His murderous ambitions had not only annihilated his own country, but had cost the lives of millions across Europe. In the final volume of this landmark biography, Volker Ullrich argues that the very qualities - and the defects - that accounted for Hitler's popularity and rise to power were what brought about his ruin. A keen strategist and meticulous military commander, he was also a deeply insecure gambler who could be shaken by the smallest setback, and was quick to blame subordinates for his own disastrous mistakes. Drawing on a wealth of new sources and scholarship, this is the definitive portrait of the man who dragged the world into chaos.

War Against the Weak

Author: Edwin Black

Publisher: Dialog Press

ISBN: 0914153307

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 1264


War Against the Weak is the gripping chronicle documenting how American corporate philanthropies launched a national campaign of ethnic cleansing in the United States, helped found and fund the Nazi eugenics of Hitler and Mengele -- and then created the modern movement of "human genetics." Some 60,000 Americans were sterilized under laws in 27 states. This expanded edition includes two new essays on state genocide.

The Last Interviews with Hitler: 1961-Vol I

Author: Paul Cook

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465322623

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 946


Paul Cook- historian, author of Siege at the White House and European resident for many years has written the first bombshell of a World War II series that is destined to become a classic. Partially based on personal experiences, declassified secret documents and historical research that is guaranteed to upset the status quo, Mr. Cook takes us back to Germany of the late 1960s to when he was a member of the United States Air Force and met a young German woman. As Paul becomes more involved with his new love and her family, he discovers a secret from her father that he carries until now. Adolf Hitler survived the war and fooled the Soviets concerning his proposed suicide. Included with his story of why Mr. Cook has sit on this explosive powder keg of information for so many decades are the first four interviews with the onetime German head of state smuggled out of Europe. Some of the startling revelations by the former Fuhrer are: How he faked his suicide and where did he escape to in 1945? His post war revelations of Himmler, Goering, Hess, Churchill, FDR, Eisenhower, Truman and JFK that are very enlightening and prophetic. He tells us what really happened to the Hindenburg and it is not what you thought. His comments on the Holocaust and Jews in general as well as revealing American Communist spies in high places are just a few of the more than eighty explosive topics covered. This is war, as you have never imagined. It is filled with romance, hate, murder, political intrigue and international high drama and that is before you get to the interviews with Hitler. The Last Interviews with Hitler: 1961 Vol. I is a book that the victors of WWII never wanted published. Erase what you have learned about World War II, for this thriller gives you enough thought provoking exciting twists and turns to last a lifetime.

10 Books that Screwed Up the World

Author: Benjamin Wiker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 159698063X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

View: 3844


You've heard of the "Great Books"? These are their evil opposites. From Machiavelli's The Prince to Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto to Alfred Kinsey's Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, these "influential" books have led to war, genocide, totalitarian oppression, family breakdown, and disastrous social experiments. And yet these authors' bad ideas are still popular and pervasive--in fact, they might influence your own thinking without your realizing it. Here with the antidote is Professor Benjamin Wiker. In his scintillating new book, 10 Books That Screwed Up the World (And 5 Others That Didn't Help), he seizes each of these evil books by its malignant heart and exposes it to the light of day.

Adolf Hitler

Author: Brenda Haugen

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756515898

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 870


Presents the life of the German dictator who provoked World War II and conquered most of Europe before his regime was defeated in 1945.

The Third Reich

Author: Thomas Childers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451651139

Category: History

Page: 651

View: 4034


"Based in part on documents seldom used by previous historians, this history of the Third Reich shows how the dramatic, improbable rise of the Nazis happened because of tragic miscalculations and blunders, then documents what life was like for ordinary Germans as the Nazis precipitated the horrors of World War II and the Holocaust"--

Operation Barbarossa and Germany's Defeat in the East

Author: David Stahel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107320070

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 4093


Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union, began the largest and most costly campaign in military history. Its failure was a key turning point of the Second World War. The operation was planned as a Blitzkrieg to win Germany its Lebensraum in the east, and the summer of 1941 is well-known for the German army's unprecedented victories and advances. Yet the German Blitzkrieg depended almost entirely upon the motorised Panzer groups, particularly those of Army Group Centre. Using archival records, in this book David Stahel presents a history of Germany's summer campaign from the perspective of the two largest and most powerful Panzer groups on the Eastern front. Stahel's research provides a fundamental reassessment of Germany's war against the Soviet Union, highlighting the prodigious internal problems of the vital Panzer forces and revealing that their demise in the earliest phase of the war undermined the whole German invasion.