Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich

Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich
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Overview: A major new biography-an extraordinary, penetrating study of the man who has become the personification of evil.
“Ullrich reveals Hitler to have been an eminently practical politician-and frighteningly so. Timely. One of the best works on Hitler and the origins of the Third Reich to appear in recent years.”
-Kirkus Reviews
“An outstanding study. All the huge, and terrible moments of the early Nazi era are dissected.but the real strength of this book is in disentangling the personal story of man and monster.”
-The Guardian (U.K.)
For all the literature about Adolf Hitler there have been just four seminal biographies; this is the fifth, a landmark work that sheds important new light on Hitler himself. Drawing on previously unseen papers and a wealth of recent scholarly research, Volker Ullrich reveals the man behind the public persona, from Hitler’s childhood to his failures as a young man in Vienna to his experiences during the First World War to his rise as a far-right party leader. Ullrich deftly captures Hitler’s intelligence, instinctive grasp of politics, and gift for oratory as well as his megalomania, deep insecurity, and repulsive worldview.
Many previous biographies have focused on the larger social conditions that explain the rise of the Third Reich. Ullrich gives us a comprehensive portrait of a postwar Germany humiliated by defeat, wracked by political crisis, and starved by an economic depression, but his real gift is to show vividly how Hitler used his ruthlessness and political talent to shape the Nazi party and lead it to power. For decades the world has tried to grasp how Hitler was possible. By focusing on the man at the center of it all, on how he experienced his world, formed his political beliefs, and wielded power, this riveting biography brings us closer than ever to the answer.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Ian Kershaw – The End: Hitler’s Germany, 1944-45

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Hitler’s Hangman: The Life of Heydrich by Robert Gerwarth

Hitler’s Hangman: The Life of Heydrich by Robert Gerwarth
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Overview: Reinhard Heydrich is widely recognized as one of the great iconic villains of the twentieth century, an appalling figure even within the context of the Nazi leadership. Chief of the Nazi Criminal Police, the SS Security Service, and the Gestapo, ruthless overlord of Nazi-occupied Bohemia and Moravia, and leading planner of the "Final Solution," Heydrich played a central role in Hitler’s Germany. He shouldered a major share of responsibility for some of the worst Nazi atrocities, and up to his assassination in Prague in 1942, he was widely seen as one of the most dangerous men in Nazi Germany. Yet Heydrich has received remarkably modest attention in the extensive literature of the Third Reich. Robert Gerwarth weaves together little-known stories of Heydrich’s private life with his deeds as head of the Nazi Reich Security Main Office. Fully exploring Heydrich’s progression from a privileged middle-class youth to a rapacious mass murderer, Gerwarth sheds new light on the complexity of Heydrich’s adult character, his motivations, the incremental steps that led to unimaginable atrocities, and the consequences of his murderous efforts toward re-creating the entire ethnic makeup of Europe.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Hitler’s Army: Soldiers, Nazis, And War In …

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The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler [Audiobook]

The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler [Audiobook]

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Hitler in the Crosshairs by John Woodbridge, Maurice Possley

Hitler in the Crosshairs: A GI’s Story of Courage and Faith by John Woodbridge, Maurice Possley
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Overview: A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist teams up with a university scholar in this compelling, untold historical tale of a young man’s courage at a critical time in United States history, and the saga of a dictator’s pistol that continues today. The time is World War II. Young soldier Ira “Teen” Palm and his men burst into a Munich apartment, hoping to capture Adolph Hitler. Instead, they find an empty apartment . and a golden gun. As the authors trace the story of the man and the gun, they examine a time and place that shaped men like Palm and transformed them into heroes. They also follow the strange journey of Hitler’s pistol.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Hitler’s Army: Soldiers, Nazis, And War In …

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Sam Goudsmit and the Hunt for Hitler’s Atom Bomb


Sam Goudsmit and the Hunt for Hitler’s Atom Bomb
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Hitler’s Empire: Nazi Rule in Occupied Europe


Hitler’s Empire: Nazi Rule in Occupied Europe
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Hitler’s Compromises by Nathan Stoltzfus

Hitler’s Compromises: Coercion and Consensus in Nazi Germany by Nathan Stoltzfus
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Overview: A comprehensive and eye-opening examination of Hitler’s regime, revealing the numerous strategic compromises he made in order to manage dissent. History has focused on Hitler’s use of charisma and terror, asserting that the dictator made few concessions to maintain power. Nathan Stoltzfus, the award-winning author of Resistance of Heart: Intermarriage and the Rosenstrasse Protest in Germany, challenges this notion, assessing the surprisingly frequent tactical compromises Hitler made in order to preempt hostility and win the German people’s complete fealty. As part of his strategy to secure a “1,000-year Reich,” Hitler sought to convince the German people to believe in Nazism so they would perpetuate it permanently and actively shun those who were out of step with society. When widespread public dissent occurred at home-which most often happened when policies conflicted with popular traditions or encroached on private life-Hitler made careful calculations and acted strategically to maintain his popular image. Extending from the 1920s to the regime’s collapse, this revealing history makes a powerful and original argument that will inspire a major rethinking of Hitler’s rule.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Surviving Hitler’s War: Family Life In Germany, …

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Hitler’s Secret Pirate Fleet: The Deadliest Ships of World War II


Hitler’s Secret Pirate Fleet: The Deadliest Ships of World War II
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