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It tells about his days of homeless wandering and exactly how he fell in with drfinitive became the leader of the National Socialist movement. You look up from the Jew and meet his eyes. Text block is foxed. First Edition with no bookplates.

Adolf Hitler : The Definitive Biography by John Toland (1991, Paperback)

This book gives a detailed history of Adolf Hitler like no other book I have read. However, if you want to meet the man, experience what he experienced, see him as he saw himself, then this is the book for you.

That’s what school taught, what the papers reported, what tv showed. My library Help Advanced Book Search. He achieves this scholarly aim as well as any historian can. Bullock’s is a bit dated now, I think, and he did not have the depth of current research now available on the Third Reich, while Kershaw’s, while excellent in many respects, is for me too narrowly focused, especially once the war starts.

Adolf Hitler by Toland, John

There is an audio edition available from major library systems now definitvie, which I listened to, and it’s narrated quite well, with a voice actor who is very familiar with German thank goodness! He sincerely cared about the German people, the workers and the men in his army. Summary Discuss Reviews 0 John Toland, the author of fifteen works of history and fiction, including Infamy: Therefore be wary of being too proud of your nation.

About this product Synopsis A national bestseller with more thancopies in print, this is “the first book that anyone who wants to learn about Hitler or the war in Europe must read Spine is tight and crisp. Find Rare Books Book Value. Jul 26, Yong Lee rated it really liked it.


Toland, John Adolf Hitler, The Definitive Biography

Minor rubbing at extremities, slightly soiled bottom text block corner. When I was a kid, we would clamber on and around tanks planted like trees in our city parks. Any picture found qdolf this listing may NOT actually be a picture of this book but a stock photo used by the listing site. Dwfinitive won’t be able to completely shed your distaste for the man, the myth or the legend, but you can appreciate his timeframe and what led to his decisions with a little better clarity.

Do not allow blind nationalism to distract you from your true citizenship. The Thf Nook Published: Easy to read, too, not full of psycho-analytical jargon – author does comment on some theories of behavior but The spines are slightly darkened with age.

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Toland is a pure scholar, and faithfully reports facts. It occurred to me that I had never considered Hitler from any other perspective than the one offered in grammar school textbooks. The dangers of fanaticism are as clear to see as the benefits. Both were useless at finance, spending much more than their regimes took in.

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When we want to thoroughly demonize anyone, we compare them to Hitler. His anti-Semitism probably would have been little noticed by history or been explained away, as we do with the slaveholding practices of the founding fathers of America.

Nov 15, David Applegate rated it really liked it. Hitler was not much of an anomaly, in my own view. There there had seemed to be some ambiguity, some suggestion that maybe we’d supported military dictators against the people. Oct 09, Paul Bryant rated it it was amazing Shelves: First printing, SIGNED by the author without inscription,on a front blank, of one of the most lauded biographies of the 20th century. I suffered this terrible ambivalence of fascinated fear throughout primary school.

I have now read the sections covering which tell the story of Hitler’s rise to the Chancellorship, including who helped him and why. Save on Textbooks, Education Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.


Toland perfectly sets out his subject dealing with his boyhood including how his name was actually Schicklgruber. This book goes into painstaking detail about the lives of his parents and grandparents, his childhood, young adulthood as a struggling artist and in the German army, and his rise in the National Socialist Nazi party in Germany, and how he began to amass control of Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, etc.

Endpapers have a map of Europe with Germany coloured in brown. If there is one aspect of the history of Hitler that he pushes too hard, it is his assertion that Hitler had Jewish extermination planed and premeditated from an early point, and was fairly open about in his later ‘s speeches.

It is an old book and historical method has probably changed since then, but there were some really rather stunning ‘facts’ about Hitler which were expounded in this book and which have never been confirmed or, in many cases, have simply been denied by later historians.

Based on original and extensive interviews with high Japanese officials who survived the war, the book chronicles Imperial Japan from the military rebellion of February to the end of World War II. Lists with This Book.

Skip to main content. Moim zdaniem ta biografia jest lepsza niz klasyczne juz “Studium tyrani”.

International Collectors Library, This adds something later authors were unable to achieve, first hand recollections and memories of their part in his regime.

Toland’s research provided one of the final opportunities for a historian to conduct personal interviews with over two hundred individuals intimately associated with Hitler. The book bioggaphy the Pulitzer because it was the first book in English to tell the history of the war in the Pacific from the Japanese point of view, rather than from an American perspective.