Mein Kampf

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WIKIPEDIA: "Adolf Hitler; 20 April 1889 - 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the Nazi Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP); National Socialist German Workers Party). He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and dictator of Nazi Germany (as Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945. Hitler was at the centre of Nazi Germany, World War II in Europe, and the Holocaust.

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Mein Kampf (James Murphy Translation)

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Overview

WIKIPEDIA: "Adolf Hitler; 20 April 1889 - 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician and the leader of the Nazi Party (German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP); National Socialist German Workers Party). He was chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and dictator of Nazi Germany (as Führer und Reichskanzler) from 1934 to 1945. Hitler was at the centre of Nazi Germany, World War II in Europe, and the Holocaust.

Hitler was a decorated veteran of World War I. He joined the German Workers' Party (precursor of the NSDAP) in 1919, and became leader of the NSDAP in 1921. In 1923, he attempted a coup in Munich to seize power. The failed coup resulted in Hitler's imprisonment, during which time he wrote his memoir, Mein Kampf (My Struggle). After his release in 1924, Hitler gained popular support by attacking the Treaty of Versailles and promoting Pan-Germanism, antisemitism, and anti-communism with charismatic oratory and Nazi propaganda. Hitler frequently denounced international capitalism and communism as being part of a Jewish conspiracy.

Hitler's Nazi Party became the largest elected party in the German Reichstag, leading to his appointment as chancellor in 1933. Following fresh elections won by his coalition, the Reichstag passed the Enabling Act, which began the process of transforming the Weimar Republic into the Third Reich, a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideology of National Socialism. Hitler aimed to eliminate Jews from Germany and establish a New Order to counter what he saw as the injustice of the post-World War I international order dominated by Britain and France. His first six years in power resulted in rapid economic recovery from the Great Depression, the denunciation of restrictions imposed on Germany after World War I, and the annexation of territories that were home to millions of ethnic Germans, actions which gave him significant popular support.

Hitler actively sought Lebensraum ("living space") for the German people. His aggressive foreign policy is considered to be the primary cause of the outbreak of World War II in Europe. He directed large-scale rearmament and on 1 September 1939 invaded Poland, resulting in British and French declarations of war on Germany. In June 1941, Hitler ordered an invasion of the Soviet Union. By the end of 1941 German forces and their European allies occupied most of Europe and North Africa. Failure to defeat the Soviets and the entry of the United States into the war forced Germany onto the defensive and it suffered a series of escalating defeats. In the final days of the war, during the Battle of Berlin in 1945, Hitler married his long-time lover, Eva Braun. On 30 April 1945, less than two days later, the two committed suicide to avoid capture by the Red Army, and their corpses were burned. Under Hitler's leadership and racially motivated ideology, the regime was responsible for the genocide of at least 5.5 million Jews, and millions of other victims whom he and his followers deemed racially inferior."

Wikipedia website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler

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Editorial Reviews

James Gerard
Vitally interesting. . . . It is with sadness, tinged with fear for the world's future, that we read Hitler's hymn of hate against that race which has added so many names to the roll of the great in science, in medicine, in surgery, in music and the arts, in literature and all uplifting human endeavor. -- Books of the Century; New York Times review, October 1933
Anti-Defamation League
“Mein Kampf” was Hitler's blueprint for what later became his war for world domination and for the extermination of the Jews. Written eight years before he assumed power in Germany, the book lays it all out: his megalomania, his conspiratorial obsession with Jews and his lust for power. For all who claimed they didn't know, all they had to do was read “Mein Kampf” to know of Hitler's evil intentions.

For racists and anti-Semites the world over, “Mein Kampf” remains a holy book. For more information: Click here

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"For years, Mein Kampf stood as proof of the blindness and complacency of the world. In its pages Hitler announced--long before he came to power--a program of blood and terror in a self-revelation of such overwhelming frankness that few had the courage to believe it...That such a man could go so far toward realizing his ambitions--that is a phenomenon the world will ponder for centuries to come." -- Konrad Heiden, author of Der Fuhrer: Hitler's Rise to Power
Konrad Heiden
"For years, Mein Kampf stood as proof of the blindness and complacency of the world. In its pages Hitler announced--long before he came to power--a program of blood and terror in a self-revelation of such overwhelming frankness that few had the courage to believe it...That such a man could go so far toward realizing his ambitions--that is a phenomenon the world will ponder for centuries to come."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781502898890
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/19/2014
  • Pages: 484
  • Sales rank: 158,518
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Ralph Manheim, was one of the most highly regarded literary translators of the century. Manheim specialised in translating the work of German authors, such as Thomas Mann, Bertolt Brecht, Gunter Grass and Hermann Hesse.
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Table of Contents

Translator's Note
Introduction
Volume 1 A Reckoning
I In the House of My Parents 3
II Years of Study and Suffering in Vienna 19
III General Political Considerations Based on My Vienna Period 66
IV Munich 126
V The World War 157
VI War Propaganda 176
VII The Revolution 187
VIII The Beginning of My Political Activity 207
IX The 'German Workers' Party' 217
X Causes of the Collapse 225
XI Nation and Race 284
XII The First Period of Development of the National Socialist German Workers' Party 330
Volume 2 The National Socialist Movement
I Philosophy and Party 373
II The State 386
III Subjects and Citizens 438
IV Personality and the Conception of the Folkish State 442
V Philosophy and Organization 452
VI The Struggle of the Early Period - the Significance of the Spoken Word 463
VII The Struggle with the Red Front 480
VIII The Strong Man Is Mightiest Alone 508
IX Basic Ideas Regarding the Meaning and Organization of the SA 518
X Federalism as a Mask 554
XI Propaganda and Organization 579
XII The Trade-Union Question 596
XIII German Alliance Policy after the War 607
XIV Eastern Orientation or Eastern Policy 641
XV The Right of Emergency Defense 668
Conclusion 688
Index 689
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  • Posted February 20, 2009

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    A stark reminder that the citizenry must pay attention to what politicians say

    Citizens and voters become accustomed to hearing statements from politicians that are taken seriously only to the point where the election takes place. Even the most unusual or disturbing comments are passed off as political rhetoric, to be taken seriously only as a ploy to improve the chances of winning the election. If the politician wins the election, we then expect the duty and responsibility of the office to temper their actions down into a more reasonable and realistic configuration. If they lose the election, the citizenry largely ignores them.
    Ironically and unfortunately, this was the expectation but not the reality of the political career of Adolph Hitler. In this book, originally published in 1925, Hitler made it quite clear that he had a deep hatred of Jews and would not hesitate to launch Germany on a war quest to conquer additional territory and enslave the "inferior" races currently occupying the territory. However, whether out of fear or delusion, most of the German people and other inhabitants of Europe did not take Hitler's ranting, as expressed in this book, seriously. It is often lost to history that Hitler was legally named Chancellor of Germany at a point when his electoral fortunes were fading. Many of the political power brokers in Germany felt that Hitler could be moderated and controlled once he took the responsibility of the Chancellorship of Germany.
    This book is one of the most chilling and factual cases of "hiding in plain sight", as Hitler is so very explicit about his aims and yet few paid attention. If you have any interest in how Germany launched a war of conquest and genocide, then this is a book that you must read. In my opinion, it should be required reading in all political science programs. It is a stark reminder that an informed citizenry must pay attention to what politicians say, for while it is only rarely true, sometimes it is devastatingly so.

    50 out of 55 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2009

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    A new and more accurate translation

    There are a number of translations available, but the older translations were hard to read and contained thousands of errors plus many mistranslations.

    This new Ford translation is the most accurate edition and the easiest to read version ever written. Many of the corrections were documented in the book Mein Kampf A Translation Controversy which clearly shows why the Ford translation is a superior translation to older English language versions.

    Is this translation really better than Manheim or the other versions?
    Let's look at some examples and see.

    Here is the original German from a German language Mein Kampf published in 1938:

    Sie beweist höchstens die Kraft der Eroberer und die Schwäche der Dulder.


    Manheim translation: At most it proves the strength of the conqueror and the weakness of the nations.

    Murphy translation: At most, the possession of such territory is a proof of the strength of the conqueror and the weakness of those who submit to him.

    Reynal-Hitchcock translation: It proves at most the might of the conqueror and the weakness of the victim.


    Ford translation: Gaining this territory only proves the might of the conquerors and the weakness of those who tolerate them.



    The German word Dulder technically translates to `sufferer' but here it has only one meaning: a person who tolerates something. Manheim completely mistranslated the passage by using the word nations which is not the meaning here. Hitler often used the same word for race/people/nation but the difference is in the meaning and intent. The wording is also unusual in Manheim's version. The Ford translation is the easiest to understand and the only one that gives the real meaning of the passage. The Manheim translation is simply wrong.



    Here is a GREAT example of the problems with Manheim:


    Original German: Es ist hier nicht meine Aufgabe..(shortened to fit in this review)


    Manheim translation: ??????? MISSING???????????


    Ford translation: It is neither my task nor even my intention to point out the "If" in case the "But" had not been present. I do, however, feel that it is absolutely necessary for us to see the existing conditions as they truly existed, without coloring them, and to point out their terrible weaknesses, if only to deepen the knowledge so the situation may be understood within the ranks of the National-Socialist movement.


    This is one of the passages which were omitted from the Manheim translation.

    Manheim skipped it because the meaning was unclear to him. It is a complex sentnece, however simply leaving it out because you cannot understand it is astonishing.


    Don't be fooled by amateur translators with a German-English dictionary who want to claim a German word means something different from the actual meaning. They fail to understand how to translate properly and think it is as simple as word substitution. A good translation is not based on the most common definition of one word, but on the sentence, the paragraph, even the chapter and especially the intent of the speaker.


    This edition has corrected many errors in older versions and is more well researched than any previous version. I urge you to thumb through the Mein Kampf A Translation Controversy too.

    36 out of 39 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Love it!

    This is a perfect bedtime story for my kids and i, fun for the whole family!

    17 out of 40 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 27, 2011

    Highly Recommend

    The guy was a nutter, however much of what he says one can see in the world today. No I am not speaking of the racial nonsense. This is foolish and so clearly in error that it isn't funny. However if you replace race with culture, and look at it from that point of view. Much of what he says is very applicable to today and what is going on right now.

    One should never forget the past, learn from it and move on.

    15 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2011

    Lols

    the person who said to ban this book is a moron. we have a right to read any book we want. once you start banning books you just becomelike the nazi did. i am getting this book to see what a man who brought his county from poverty to a function country, sure he did i for the wrong reasons but this way we can learn from this mad man

    12 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

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    I was reading the paper back version but it sadly fell apart...

    I am in 8th grade. I had been talking to my social studies teacher and he believes that we should learn from the past but he believes that this is an EVIL book and that i should not read it. I am not saying that Hitler was not crazy or that this book is not evil, because both are true, but Hitler was also an amazing speaker....... To be able to tell nations that jews should die and make them beileve it is true, that is slightly amazing... Not that it is right. One of the reasons WW2 happened was because europe ignored things like these.

    10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2010

    Great edition and easy to read

    This was a great read. I was not sure if I should even read it but it turned out to be a great book. It was not at all what I was expecting and gave a great insight into Hitler's mind not to mention it was very educational.

    This edition has many additional notes and a great introduction that helps you understand the book. The publisher also provides a supplementary book that explains more about it which helps you understand it even better, understand the history behind it, and it reveals some strange writing styles used. The supplement book also shows how this book was translated and why it is a better version than older editions.

    I know this is a better edition because I compared it to the Manheim translation and what a difference! this one is easy to read and makes sense. The Manheim version is gibberish! I cant see how anyone would even buy Manheim when this edition is clearly superior.

    No matter what you think of Hitler, get this book and you will learn something. You can easily ignore the few anti-Semitic parts if you find those offensive, they are only a tiny part of the book.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Absolutely terrible!!!!!!!

    Just kept going back to the wrong page....this was a waste of money and should be taken off the market!!!!!

    6 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2011

    Important Read

    This is one of the books I had on my own "bucket list". It is a remarkable historical book. I find it almost incredible that anyone who read it in the 1920s (and millions did) could not see exactly what he would do when he gained power. Some of his words will raise your blood pressure, and he repeats himself terribly, but I am glad I read it.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

    Highly Worth Reading

    Downloads Great a very fine translation. The historical value of this makes it worth reading.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2012

    Working and in english

    "This is a very intesting book if you are book if you are looking to find out what is going through the head of one of the most famous and evil leaders of world war 2"

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2011

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    Evil Personified

    Hitler was without a doubt the most evil man alive in his time. While reading his rantings you can see the depth of his insanity and the building strength of his hatred. It's difficult to read and accept the intensity of the vile filth in his mind. Mein Kampf is a good study for criminal justice students when trying to grasp the criminal mind but also for psyc students.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 9, 2010

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    Second Edition no better than the first

    This is a repackaged version of Michael Ford's weak translation of "Mein Kampf." Most of the many errors in the first edition carry over into this one.

    4 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Heil Hitler!!!

    Nazis will rule again!!!!!

    3 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 19, 2011

    It is a nice

    A good insight and personal opinion of Hitler, before the evil man people know him for came to be.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2011

    Only page 48

    Im only on page 48 and I'm already lost in it... history buffs this is a must read! a total look to the inside of Hitler's mindset

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    12 Years old but listen to me please I have my opinions too and I would like them to be heard regardless of errors

    I have read a review that said that this book helpd her look for what not to want in a politician but he was the best there ever was. There was a reason he came to power. He knew when to start his campaign again and don't be mistaken, he did fail a coiple times. He knew to " attack" and ut was when his country fell into hard economic times such as our "Great Depression" was for us. And another point yes he was human. But as little as is possible. He was ruthless on his quest for perfection but then they call him a prime example of pure evil but that is not quite a full truth. Yes I know I kind of countering my own point of view but I have multiple opinions about this conflicting man. He had more respect for architects than he had for his loyal officers. He had tried multiple times to pursue a career in the arts but was rejected. He is human and he has felt rejection and that has made deep and penetrating roots of hatred and loathing for a society tht had thrown him out onto the street worth as much as any rat. Although now having had just said that I will also stand by the fact that he barely had a heart to hold anytjing cloae to. His mistress Eva Braun had been disregarded but obviously something abiut this man made her stay. She must have recognised the demons un his eyes iland his soul but his power made her stay. His power and almost demonic nature caused a past lover, his neice, to take her own life because her inly chance to free herself was to go into God's accepting arms. What does this say about the man who willingly and knowingly sent mostly innocent people to their deaths? What do you think when you remember you grandparents who may have survived the horrid Holocaust and their memories that may still haunt them at niht and the regular life that has been ripped away from them. I am 12 years old. My name is Jenna Vieux and I just want my voice heard. I am just doing it in a way Hitler did not have a chance to and I dl not want to do what he did. I want to be thought of with respect. And if you could reply that would be great. Thanks guys.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Adolf

    Just because people read the book and say that its good doesnt mean that he should have done what he did to his people. So dont be all the book is good. We shouldnot be able to speak about him unless we are learning about him he is a nobody in my mind. He was heartless and cruel who didnt know how to take responsibility. He blamed inocent people for germanys problems. Now ask ur self how do unfeel about that. Or put ur self in what the JEWS HAD TO GO TROUGH

    2 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2011

    Don't Buy

    Don't bother buying this book. It will not open on my Nook color so I can read it. Just wasted $8.99 and customer service can't tell me why or what to do to fix it.

    2 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2010

    required reading that was very interesting

    We read this book in my Holocaust class in college. At first some of us were a little creeped out by reading the words of Adolf Hitler, but it became very interesting to learn about his warped view of the world. It was clear that he was a dangerous person long before World War II. He had traits of a psychopath early on. But his book is not all vitriol by any means. He does show that he was an educated person, and he could write down his ideas in a catchy way, which was very evident later in his life when he gave speeches that electrified German crowds. He was indeed a madman, but he wasn't dumb, at least not on a booksmarts level. It really is fascinating reading. It definitely left me with a list of traits to avoid in any politician that I ever vote for.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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