Hitler, 1936-45

Hitler, 1936-45


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WW Norton
The climax and conclusion of one of the best-selling biographies of our time.

Baker & Taylor
Drawing on many previously underutilized resources--including the diaries of Joseph Goebbels--a portrait of Hitler encompasses events preceding World War II as well as the war years.

Norton Pub
The New Yorker declared the first volume of Ian Kershaw's two-volume masterpiece "as close to definitive as anything we are likely to see," and that promise is fulfilled in this stunning second volume. As Nemesis opens, Adolf Hitler has achieved absolute power within Germany and triumphed in his first challenge to the European powers. Idolized by large segments of the population and firmly supported by the Nazi regime, Hitler is poised to subjugate Europe. Nine years later, his vaunted war machine destroyed, Allied forces sweeping across Germany, Hitler will end his life with a pistol shot to his head. "[M]ore probing, more judicious, more authoritative in its rich detail...more commanding in its mastery of the horrific narrative."—Milton J. Rosenberg, Chicago Tribune
The climax and conclusion of one of the best-selling biographies of our time.

& Taylor

Draws on previously unused sources, including Joseph Goebbels' diaries, to encompass the period beginning with the Nazi dictator's attaining absolute power within Germany, through the second World War, to Hitler's suicide. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, 2000
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780393322521
Branch Call Number: 943.086 HITLE KERSH
Characteristics: xxx, 1,115 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Dec 16, 2015

Hitler is perhaps the most notorious of 20th century dictators, shorthand for absolute evil and tyranny. Yet once you strip away the evil, what do we know about him? Historian Ian Kershaw's sweeping and brilliantly researched two volume biography attempts to make sense of the man, as well as seeking to understand the historical and cultural context that made him possible. Volume one, Hubris, traces his inauspicious early days (he was a lazy, starving artist) to his rise to power in the 30s. Volume two, Nemesis, picks up there and then takes us through the war and Hitler and Nazi Germany's downfall. An indispensable book.


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