Hitler: A Biography

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2008 - 1029 pages
"The Hitler biography of the twenty-first century" (Richard J. Evans), Ian Kershaw's Hitler is a new, distilled, one-volume masterpiece that will become the standard work. From Hitler's origins as a failed artist in fin-de-siècle Vienna to the terrifying last days in his Berlin bunker, Kershaw's richly illustrated biography is a mesmerizing portrait of how Hitler attained, exercised, and retained power. Drawing on previously untapped sources, such as Goebbels's diaries, Kershaw addresses crucial questions about the unique nature of Nazi radicalism, about the Holocaust, and about the poisoned European world that allowed Hitler to operate so effectively.
 

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Avis d'utilisateur  - RajivC - LibraryThing

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 ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Avis d'utilisateur  - kaiser_matias - LibraryThing

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 ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Table des matières

Fantasy and Failure
1
Dropout
18
Elation and Embitterment
47
The Beerhall Agitator
66
The Drummer
105
Emergence of the Leader
139
Mastery over the Movement
160
Breakthrough
196
Licensing Barbarism
514
Zenith of Power
550
Designing a War of Annihilation
589
Showdown
616
Fulfilling the Prophecy
632
Last Big Throw of the Dice
662
Beleaguered
693
Hoping for Miracles
727

Levered into Power
236
The Making of the Dictator
260
Securing Total Power
301
Working Towards the Führer
320
Ceaseless Radicalization
358
The Drive for Expansion
401
Marks of a Genocidal Mentality
448
Going for Broke
470
Luck of the Devil
764
No Way Out
791
Into the Abyss
852
Extinction
870
Epilogue
904
Main Published Primary Sources on Hitler
919
Index
923
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Ian Kershaw is professor of modern history at the University of Sheffield.

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