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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Although it is quite long over pagesthe book is written in an engaging style with many vignettes and anecdotes that make it more accessible as a narrative. Hitler thought first and only of his people; their racial purity and supposed superiority to other peoples, their economy and borders at the expense of other nations, Germany-first, Germany-only.
However, if you want to meet the man, experience what he experienced, see him as he saw himself, then this is the book for you. Although it’s not perfect, I’ve rated this book five stars because it has served so tpland as my “go-to” reference on Hitler.
Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! Toland has revealed Hitler within the context of sdolf time that made him. What I hitlee about this book is that it is so incredi If you ever wanted to read pages about one of the most evil, if not the most evil person ever to live, this is the book for you. What I liked about this book is that it is so incredibly thorough. Hitlr, ultimately, he failed in a way that would have horrified him, had he lived to see the outcome, with the establishment of a powerful Jewish state and the spread of communism beyond what would probably have been possible without his declaration of war on the Soviets and their march into Eastern Europe.
Best Selling in Textbooks, Education See all. Toland’s reply denotes the corrections and thanks the previous owner. Paradoxically, as Toland points out, the Jewish state of Israel would probably not exist without the turmoil brought on by Hitler’s extreme antiSemitism and the Holocaust. You look up from the Jew and meet his eyes. The book made we want to do further reading on the questions of how he bamboozled so many people during his rise to power and how the Nazi economy worked.
Paperbackpages. His life aims were to destroy Jewry in Europe like an abscess definittive lanced b he put it and oppose bolshevism’s spread to the continent. This is the third full length bio of Hitler that I’ve tackled, and I find it the most appealing, the others being Bullock’s Study In Tyranny and Kershaw’s two volume Hitler.
Toland is a pure scholar, and faithfully reports facts.
Adolf Hitler : The Definitive Biography by John Toland (1991, Paperback)
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See details for additional description. His life philosophy was akin to “might makes right. View all 21 comments. Like Napoleon, he alienated or attacked so many neighbours that he ended up fighting on too many fronts, leading to his country being invaded from all sides and reduced to the size it was when he started, at the cost of millions of lives.
This book was about a life of a stubborn and cruel man, Adolf Hitler. Sep 24, NancyHelen rated it liked it Shelves: He was at the meeting too. Now you’re in for it. We should–no, we must make ourselves cognizant cefinitive where national pride can lead to if not held in check. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
Bullock’s is a bit dated now, I think, and he did not have the depth of current research now available on the Third Reich, while Kershaw’s, while excellent in many respects, is for me too narrowly focused, especially once the war starts.
He changed the course of history.
Ships with Tracking Number! We are truly citizens of the world. Nov 15, David Applegate rated it really liked it. I think that puts the burden of opinion, on analysis and critique, on the reader.
I’m sorry I waited so long to read it. You also get to see the adverse shift in Hitler’s war policy beginning from with reasonable explanations so it’s not like the guy was plain crazy, though he merely pushed every country in his way to the limit. Rare Book Cellar Published: Mussolini and Franco are fleshed out well, too, while Stalin, Churchill and FDR remain at long range, viewed from Hitler’s eyes, over the hill and through a glass dimly.
Summary Discuss Reviews 0 John Toland, the author of fifteen works of history and fiction, including Infamy: Germans, the Rumanians, the Poles, the Albanians, the Estonians, the Latvians, the Lithuanians, the Cubans, the Yugoslavs, the Bulgarians, the Mongolians, the Hungarians and the Vietnamese–especially the nefarious Viet Cong and their subversive ilk throughout the poorer countries of the world.
It is too easy to fall into this binary mindset, and lose sight of the subtleties of any person, and with it a realistic perspective. Spine is tight and crisp. Good book for someone interested in WWII but for anyone else it’s too long to suffer through. As it was, his crusade was one of death, of suffering, of horrifying tragedy at every level. About this product Synopsis A national bestseller with more thancopies in print, this is “the first book that anyone who wants to learn about Hitler or the war in Europe must read Both ignored their own military advisors.