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Hitler's Table Talk 1941-1944: Secret Conversations
     

Hitler's Table Talk 1941-1944: Secret Conversations

by Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper (Editor), Adolf Hitler
 

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On Martin Bormann's instructions, the secret conversations at Hitler's headquarters, from July 1941 to November 1944, were all recorded for posterity. This extraordinary document is the result. In the relaxed atmosphere of his inner circle, Hitler talked freely about his aims, his early life, his plans for world conquest, and a new German empire. The full text of

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On Martin Bormann's instructions, the secret conversations at Hitler's headquarters, from July 1941 to November 1944, were all recorded for posterity. This extraordinary document is the result. In the relaxed atmosphere of his inner circle, Hitler talked freely about his aims, his early life, his plans for world conquest, and a new German empire. The full text of Hitler`S Table Talk, as annotated and preserved by Martin Bormann, is presented here. There are few examples available of Hitler's thought processes, especially during the war when he practically stopped appearing and speaking in public. These notes show a Hitler relaxed, but very much `in control` of his utterances, revealing some of the more brutal and violent traits of his nature as he casually recommends `shooting` people without trial, or sending them to concentration camps by the hundreds of thousands. This book is the most significant record of Hitler's mind and character in existence. Revealing, for instance, his thoughts on the English language, which he thought inferior to German, as it `lacks the ability to express thoughts that surpass the order of concrete things,` his hatred of idealism, and how `he found it quite normal that the bodies of his political prisoners should be burned and their ashes used by his SS guards to manure their gardens.` It must be read, to understand the inner workings of a mind capable of genocide. A rare and revealing look into a repellent mind. Professor Hugh Trevor-Roper provides an Introduction on `The Mind of Adolf Hitler` and a preface on developments since the book was first published in 1953.

Hugh Trevor-Roper is an historian and scholar noted for his works onaspects of the Second World War and on Elizabethan history. He graduated from Christ Church College, Oxford, in 1936, and during the Second World War worked in intelligence: his official investigation into Adolf Hitler's death was later published as The Last Days Of Adolph Hitler. From 1946 to 1957 he taught history at Christ Church. During this period he wrote several articles about Hitler, stirring controversy by contending that Hitler was not only a systematic thinker but a genius as well. In 1957 he was appointed Regius Professor of Modern History and Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. He remained at this post until 1980, when he was appointed Master of Peterhouse College, Cambridge, where he stayed until 1987. He was created a life peer in 1979.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781929631063
Publisher:
Enigma Books
Publication date:
03/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
600
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.15(h) x 2.00(d)

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