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Penguin, 2010 - Всего страниц: 1030
Now available in a single, abridged paperback, Ian Kershaw's Hitleris the definitive biography of the Nazi leader.
Ian Kershaw's two volume biography, Hitler 1889-1936- Hubrisand Hitler 1936-1945- Nemesis, was greeted with universal acclaim as the essential work on one of the most malign figures in history, from his earliest origins to the final days of the Second World War.
Now this landmark historical work is available in one single, abridged edition, tracing the story of how a bitter, failed art student from an obscure corner of Austria rose to unparalleled power, destroying the lives of millions and bringing the world to the brink of Armageddon.
'Supersedes all previous accounts. It is the sort of masterly biography that only a first-rate historian can write'
David Cannadine, Observer
'The Hitler biography for the twenty-first century'
Richard Evans, Sunday Telegraph
'I cannot imagine a better biography of this great tyrant emerging for a long while'
Jeremy Paxman
'Magisterial ... anyone who wishes to understand the Third Reich must read Kershaw, for no one has done more to lay bare Hitler's morbid psyche'
Niall Ferguson, Sunday Telegraph
'For the present generation, Kershaw's Hitlerstands out as a clear beacon of truth, illuminating a dark age of terror and mendacity'
Mail on Sund
'An achievement of the very highest order'
Michael Burleigh, Financial Times
Ian Kershaw(b. 1943) was Professor of Modern History at the University of Sheffield from 1989-2008, and is one of the world's leading authorities on Hitler. His books include The 'Hitler Myth', his two volume biography Hitler 1889-1936- Hubrisand Hitler 1936-1945- Nemesis, and Fateful Choices-Ten Decisions that Changed the World, 1940-1941. He was knighted in 2002.

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This is a magnificent book and, probably it will be the most magnificent history of Hitler written in a long time. Ian Kershaw starts with a bit of family history, talks of Hitler's early childhood ... Читать весь отзыв

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Sir Ian Kershaw, the premier biographer of Hitler, wrote a rather compelling biography of Hitler, stretched into two volumes, Hubris and Nemesis. This edition is a single, edited, version of those two ... Читать весь отзыв

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IAN KERSHAW is the author of Hitler 1889-1936- Hubris;Hitler 1936-1945- Nemesis;Making Friends with Hitler; and Fateful Choices- Ten Decisions that Changed the World, 1940-4. Hitler 1936-1945- Nemesis received the Wolfson History Prize and the Bruno Kreisky Prize in Austria for Political Book of the Year, and was joint winner of the inaugural British Academy Book Prize. Until his retirement in 2008, Ian Kershaw was Professor of Modern History at the University of Sheffield. For services to history he was given the German award of the Federal Cross of Merit in 1994. He was knighted in 2002 and awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal by the Historical Association in 2004. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.

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