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He is a storyteller by profession as a journalist, and he really brings you into the story, with solid writing and good flow.

Also, an anonymous source, known as “Seaman Z” Robert D. There is almost no editorializing, speculating, or prescribing. 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 narrowl There are any number of serious, well researched Hitler bios in print, and there are several that are middling or downright awful.

Further, most people are very comfortable condemning Hitler vefinitive the devil, or some such reincarnation. The few mentions of b concentration camp conditions were enough to remind you of their horrors and will bring tears to your eyes.

Adolf Hitler by John Toland

Signed by Author s. It is a brilliantly researched book. Toland tiland a pure scholar, and faithfully reports facts. Russell Books Ltd Condition: A tight and decent first edition of this hefty and highly-regarded biography — and signed boldly in black ballpoint on an inner flyleaf by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Toland Moim zdaniem ta biografia jest lepsza niz klasyczne juz “Studium tyrani”. He changed the course of history. The book is a powerful lesson in unchecked power and might give some insight how he came to power and why no authority should be absolute.

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Hitler obviously had a gift of oratory, but there is little offered here to help understand how that worked. It’s like a nouveau roman format: Doubleday And Company, Inc. Toland’s research provided one of the final opportunities for a tje to conduct personal interviews with over two hundred individuals intimately associated with Hitler.

Feb 23, Arminius rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Yard Sale Store Published: Feb 19, David A rated it it was amazing Shelves: The author has based this monumental biography on extensive research, involving a numer of previously unknown or unavailable sources, and including over one hundred and fifty taped interviews with people directly involved in Hitler’s private and public life.

Inscribed by author on half title page.

The last point to remember about Toland is that he was a journalist first, and not a trained historian, and so the professionals biograhpy to look down their noses at him, Kershaw and Hastings most of all. Five very tiny lighter red spots at bottom front, light wear to tips, slight wear to spine corners, total pages.

Toland, John Adolf Hitler, The Definitive Biography

Showing best matches Show all copies. This is the third full length bio of Hitler that I’ve tackled, and I find it the most appealing, the others being Bullock’s Study In Tyranny and Kershaw’s two volume Hitler. Harry Potter Years by J. His party, rooted in Germany pride, went from less than a dozen people to over half of the country in less than ten years.

Today, we hear lots of talk of patriotism, of being proud of our country and our heritage. I suffered this terrible ambivalence of fascinated fear throughout primary school. Enter John Toland and this behemoth of a book. Without reading them I’d compared dozens of biographies, asking people’s opinions, combing through book reviews so as not to experience a disappointment since virtually every biography of Hitler is not less than pages and usually has the word “evil” in its title which is straight out bias.


Hitler, unlike Napoleon, was no military genius and was not motivated by money. At 1, pages, they weren’t screwing around when they decided to call this book “the definitive biography. The book made we want to do further reading on the questions of how he bamboozled so many people during his rise to power and how the Nazi economy worked. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Important collectible copy, due to former owner’s correspondence with author. Though I was unable to identify anything particularly extraordinary in Hitler’s early life that would explain his monstrous behavior later on, I came away with a better understanding of the many forces that combined to contribute to this train wreck of a period in German history.

The amount of information is staggering, as is Toland’s exquisite attention to detail. From inside the book. Jun 21, Michael Del Camp rated it it was amazing. The book stayed mostly with Hitler’s day to day life and did not focus on the atrocities of the Holocaust. And this is the case with John Toland’s work on Adolf Hitler. This adds something later authors were unable to achieve, first hand recollections and memories of their part in his regime.

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