Hitler: Profiles in Power Series (Illustrated Edition) / Edition 2

Hitler: Profiles in Power Series (Illustrated Edition) / Edition 2

by Ian Kershaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 0582472806

ISBN-13: 9780582472808

Pub. Date: 10/01/1901

Publisher: Pearson Education

This is an illustrated edition of Hitler, a best-seller in the Profiles in Power series. Adolf Hitler has left a lasting mark on the twentieth century as the dictator of Germany and instigator of a genocidal war, culminating in the ruin of much of Europe and the globe. So why, of all the fanatics in Germany after the First World War, was it Hitler who found

Overview

This is an illustrated edition of Hitler, a best-seller in the Profiles in Power series. Adolf Hitler has left a lasting mark on the twentieth century as the dictator of Germany and instigator of a genocidal war, culminating in the ruin of much of Europe and the globe. So why, of all the fanatics in Germany after the First World War, was it Hitler who found such a mass appeal? How did such an unimpressive figure some to take control of the machinery of a complex modern state? Why, contrary to all expectations, was his authority not curtailed by the traditional ruling classes and constitutional constraints? Ian Kershaw answers these questions, and more, to provide an interesting and lucid introduction to the character and exercise of Hitler's dictatorial power. This is valuable reading for anyone wanting a better understanding of the Hitler, Second World War , Germany and Europe in the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582472808
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
10/01/1901
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.42(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2001 editionix
Introduction: Hitler's power: an enigma1
Chapter 1Power of the 'Idea'19
Chapter 2Getting power41
The movement42
The masses53
The elites61
Chapter 3Repression and power68
The atomisation of opposition72
The subjugation of legality in the Fuhrer state83
Chapter 4Plebiscitary power95
The underlying consensus96
Agencies of acclamation105
Fuhrer acclamation and regime dynamism111
Chapter 5Expansion of power119
The erosion of collective government121
The seizure of opportunity129
Chapter 6Absolute power146
The disintegration of the state147
The 'Idea' becomes reality157
Chapter 7Hubris of power178
Conclusion: Hitler's power and destruction205
AppendixTrends in recent research on Hitler219
Further reading233
Chronology247
Abbreviations260
Index261

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