Hitler

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Penguin UK, 7 мар. 2013 г. - Всего страниц: 1072

Now at last in a single, abridged volume – the definitive life.

When the two volumes of Ian Kershaw’s biography of Hitler, Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris and Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis were published, they were immediately greeted around the world as the essential works on perhaps the most malign figure ever to hold power in modern Europe. In the face of considerable demand for such an edition, Kershaw has now created a single volume version. The result is a frightening, fascinating narrative of how a bitter provincial failure from an obscure corner of Austria rose to unparalleled power; how the half-baked, contemptible ideas of a vagrant former art student coalesced into an ideology that for twelve horrific years shaped the fate of millions; and how both in his determination to impose his will militarily and to fend off his many enemies he unleashed a genocidal Armageddon.

No one individual can stand in as the scapegoat for the vast social, technological, economic and military forces that shape our societies – but if ever there was one man whose ideas and personality shaped and cowed those forces, as well as embodying them, it was Hitler. This is his story and Kershaw tells it with unique authority, and with moral anger.

 

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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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List of Illustrations
Maps
Preface to the New Edition
Reflecting on Hitler
Fantasy and Failure
Dropout
Elation and Embitterment
viii
The Beerhall Agitator
x
Going for Broke
cxxi
Licensing Barbarism
iii
Zenith of Power
xxvi
Designing a War of Annihilation
ii
Showdown
ii
Fulfilling the Prophecy
ii
Last Big Throw of the Dice
ii
Beleaguered
xxxiii

The Drummer
x
Emergence of the Leader
x
Mastery over the Movement
x
Breakthrough
x
Levered into Power
xix
The Making of the Dictator
iii
Securing Total Power
vii
Working Towards the Führer
vii
Ceaseless Radicalization
vii
The Drive for Expansion
xxii
Marks of a Genocidal Mentality
lxxxix
Hoping for Miracles
lxxxi
Luck of the Devil
v
No Way
viii
Into the Abyss
xxix
Extinction
lxxvii
Epilogue
cxxvi
Illustrations
cxlvi
Main Published Primary Sources on Hitler
152
Glossary of Abbreviations Follow Penguin
160
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Ian Kershaw is Professor of Modern History at the University of Sheffield. His books include The 'Hitler Myth', his two volume Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris and Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis, and Fateful Choices. He was knighted in 2002.

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