Adolf Hitler is the most notorious political figure of the twentieth century. The story of his life, how he became a dictator, and how he managed to convince so many to follow his cause is a subject of perennial fascination.
Balancing narrative and analysis, this biography employs a chronological approach to describe the main features of Hitlerâ€™s career. Set against the background of developments in Germany and Europe during his lifetime, the text tells the extraordinary story of how an Austrian layabout rose to become FÃ¼hrer of the Third Reich.
The chapters incorporate into their narrative the major debates surrounding Hitlerâ€™s ideas, behaviour and historical significance. Particular attention is paid to his experience as a soldier in 1914 -18 and to the reasons why his original left-wing sympathies transmuted into Nazism. Arguments over the real character of Hitlerâ€™s dictatorship are analysed and a measured assessment is offered on the disputed issues of how far Hitler initiated the Third Reichâ€™s domestic and foreign policies himself and to what extent he was controlled by events. His destructive leadership of wartime Germany is now a subject of close scrutiny among historians and the bookâ€™s final chapters deal with this theme and offer a set of reflections on Hitlerâ€™s relationship with the German people and his legacy to the German nation.
Michael Lynch provides a balanced guide to this most difficult of figures that will be enlightening for students and general readers alike
Author : Michael Lynch
ISBN : 041543646X
Language : English
No of Pages : 320
Edition : 1
Publication Date : 11/3/2012
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 7.72x5.04x1.1
Book weight : 0.01
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