by A. N. Wilson
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Hitler by A. N. Wilson

er's unlikely rise to power and his uncanny ability to manipulate his fellow man resulted in the deaths of millions of Europeans and a horrific world war, yet despite his colossal role in world history, he remains mythologized and, as a result, misunderstood. In Hitler, A.N. Wilson limns this mysterious figure with great verve and acuity, showing that it was Hitler's frightening normalcy—not some otherworldly evilness—that makes him so truly terrifying.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465031375
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 311 KB
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

A.N. Wilson is a renowned British journalist and author.  He is the author of several acclaimed biographies, including Tolstoy, C.S. Lewis, Jesus, and Paul. He taught for seven years at Oxford before becoming a journalist. A frequent contributor to the Daily Mail, the Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman, The Spectator, and The Observer, Wilson lives in London.

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Hitler 2.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
littlejohn1954 More than 1 year ago
Hitler is easily the most fascinating character of the 20th Century, and biographies of him abound. There is little to recommend this one. There is little new here, but there is much to suggest the author has a personal agenda to push. There is understandably a great deal of speculation about Hitler's sex life and his religious views. We will almost certainly never know either with certainty. But Wilson falsely attributes Hitler's moral faults to Darwin's theory of evolution. He also insists that Hitler hated Christianity. These are common, even dreary, accusations of evangelical Christians. But they are simply not true. Hitler was a Roman Catholic, although it is not clear how devout he was. But he was clearly on good terms with the Vatican, and he invoked religious imagary on a routine basis. German troops in WWII wore belt buckles with "God With Us" on them. Hitler also denounced Darwin and his theory of evolution. It is a bald-faced lie to say otherwise. Wilson also downplays Hitler's sexual peculiarities. Although he correctly dismisses the common speculation that Hitler was homosexual, he ignores the diary of Hitler's niece, who committed suicide, which clearly indicates that Hitler was, at the least, very kinky. Me. Wilson clearly has an agenda here, and I'm guessing it's a religious agenda. Better to suggest that such a monster was an atheist than admit that a good Catholic, with the Vatican turning a blind eye, could perform great atrocities. There are many other biographies of Hitler. Don't waste your money on this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So somone in my class named charlie he wants his biogerhy to be hitler and he went to the libray and ased the libraryen if they had one about hitler aand she said well we do but it is inaprpriate for school since hes a realy bad person i heard that he used guns on the people any ways i think thats true any ways here it goes fgdtgcdghdggdjkmbcdjgsfjkgeujrdgrjddhvdhvxfvfbcbvcgvdghvfjvfhvxfvchbfhxdgdfhbdhvfggfgcdghcdhcfvfsddxdfdfgchhhvghfthhgghgfhffhghfhgf
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
agenda. not bad to check out for fans of ww2
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He needs help or something
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yeah he deinitely is. He deserves it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He is for sure in hell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it very much very insightful
lilliLP More than 1 year ago
This was an easy read but interesting and I learned a few things I did not know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago