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Hitler
     

Hitler

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by Joachim Fest
 

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A bestseller in its original German edition and subsequently translated into more than a dozen languages, this book has become a classic portrait of a man, a nation, and an era. Index. Translated by Richard and Clara Winston. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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A bestseller in its original German edition and subsequently translated into more than a dozen languages, this book has become a classic portrait of a man, a nation, and an era. Index. Translated by Richard and Clara Winston. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book

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**** Reprint of the HBJ edition originally published in English in 1973 and endorsed by BCL3. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780544195547
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
856
Sales rank:
550,984
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Joachim Fest is a highly acclaimed historian and journalist, and the author of several widely respected books on Nazi Germany, including The Face of the Third Reich, Plotting Hitler's Death, and Speer. He worked closely with Albert Speer as the editor of Inside the Third Reich and Spandau: The Secret Diaries. He lives near Frankfurt.

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Hitler 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was brilliant insofar as it provided insight into the mind of Adolf Hitler and the political climate of the time. However, the book provides an enormous amount of detail in respect of Hiler's rise to power but lacked the same amount of information on the period during the Second World War. In this regard the book is somewhat unbalanced, as I believe that this is actually what most readers would have been interested in. For example one would have liked to have known Hitler's personal experience of the holocaust or the war in North Africa but the book provides very little information on these subjects. Nevertheless Joachim Fest's detailed research and pleasant pace of writing makes this book beyond doubt a milestone for books on the Second World War.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is definitely written by an anti-Hitler author. So expect the usual lampooning and name-calling here. From birth to death, nothing Hitler ever done was right, according to the author. Hitler's triumphs and strengths are grudgingly recorded in the minimal of sentences. Whereas, Hither's mistakes and shortcomings are elaborated at great length. In the chapter 'Local triumphs', the author even criticizes Hitler's nostrils!! True, Hitler was not a good man. But to depict him as a larger-than-life, 100% pure evil monster certainly won't help the readers get any nearer to an understanding of this historical figure. In short, this book is not balanced,fair and objective. For a much more matured and professional biography, I recommend John Toland's 'Adolf Hitler'.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want to kill him for almost killing my great grandpa! I hate him more then hell! I'm only 9