Essential Hitler PB by Max Domarus, Charles W. Sydnor
For readers interested in the Third Reich, the Holocaust, Nazism, and genocides. Taken from Hitler: Speeches and Proclamations, 1932 1945, a four-volume set, this 850 page abridgement is arranged by topic: I. Introduction and personal notes; II. Chronology; III. Hitler s ideology (general, race, Jews, religion); IV. Hitler's state (state and government, party and state, society people and function); V. Hitler s economy (public/private, major works); VI. Art (fine arts, buildings); VII. Army and state; VIII. War and diplomacy; IX. Road to war; X. Press; XI. Major speeches; and XII. Conclusions. A topical index is included. There is no other abridgement of Hitler's Speeches and Proclamations, 1932-1945. There is no larger commentary or more extensive notes. -Standard reference book on the Third Reich -Highly acclaimed by the international community -Carefully researched and documented -Outstanding commentary by Domarus, noted historian -Commentary places events in context and clarifies Hitler's ideology.
"It is very important that we have in his own words Hitler's messages to his own people and to the world on the subject of his thoughts, beliefs, and intentions."--(Ronald Smelser, University of Utah)
Charles W. Sydnor
"Chapters are organized topically, each with a particular focus relating to an important aspect of Hitler public life and role as the Führer of Nazi Germany. The result is a volume of general interest that should find a prominent place on the reference shelf of any student or specialist interested in any phase of the life and career of the most complex, destructive, and central historic figure of the twentieth century."--(Charles W. Sydnor, Jr., Emory & Henry College, former president, Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corporation)
"The speeches are an invaluable primary source. They are used to document Hitler's thinking and Hitler's political signals to his Nazi followers and the general public and give a sense of what kind of things the general public was hearing from the dictator."--(Peter Black, senior historian of the Holocaust Museum, as quoted in the Chicago Tribune)