The dark story of Adolf Hitler's life in 1924the year that made a monster
Before Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany, there was 1924. This was the year of Hitler's final transformation into the self-proclaimed savior and infallible leader who would interpret and distort Germany's historical traditions to support his vision for the Third Reich.
Everything that would comethe rallies and riots, the single-minded deployment of a catastrophically evil ideaall of it crystallized in one defining year. 1924 was the year that Hitler spent locked away from society, in prison and surrounded by co-conspirators of the failed Beer Hall Putsch. It was a year of deep reading and intensive writing, a year of courtroom speeches and a treason trial, a year of slowly walking gravel paths and spouting ideology while working feverishly on the book that became his manifesto: Mein Kampf.
Until now, no one has fully examined this single and pivotal period of Hitler's life. In 1924, Peter Ross Range richly depicts the stories and scenes of a year vital to understanding the man and the brutality he wrought in a war that changed the world forever.
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Peter Ross Range has written extensively for the New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Time, the London Sunday Times Magazine, Playboy, and U.S. News & World Report, where he was a national and White House correspondent. He has also been an Institute of Politics Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government; a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington; and a Distinguished International Visiting Fellow at the University of North Carolina Journalism School. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Table of Contents
Prologue: The Unfathomable Ascent 1
Chapter 1 Discovering the Mission 7
Chapter 2 The Charmed Circle 26
Chapter 3 The Mounting Pressure 40
Chapter 4 A Hot Autumn 53
Chapter 5 The Putsch 71
Chapter 6 Hitting Bottom 97
Chapter 7 A Trial for Treason 123
Chapter 8 The Judgment of History 146
Chapter 9 Rearranging the World 184
Chapter 10 The Boss 198
Chapter 11 The Holy Book 214
Chapter 12 A Second Chance 239
Chapter 13 Starting Over 251
Epilogue: What Finally Happened 257
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