The Unmaking of Adolf Hitler

The Unmaking of Adolf Hitler

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Baker & Taylor
Focusing on the diplomatic and political history of Adolf Hitler, the author traces Hitler's moves from the time he was sworn in as chancellor in 1933 to his death in 1945

Book News
A new contribution to the baffling history of Adolph Hitler seeking to explain how a foreign-born, uneducated, and marginal politician could reach such heights of power and inflict such devastation on the world. Davidson maintains that Hitler's ascent was due largely to Germany's economic and political malfunctioning and that the leader's ability to revive morale and outmaneuver opposition facilitated his rise. However, the ruthless character of the man also manifested itself in fateful errors of judgment that led to his destruction. The sequel to The Making of Adolf Hitler continues the author's careful scholarship and attention to detail. Includes photographs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
Because Adolf Hitler's legacy is the indelible memory of the most unlamented tyranny of the twentieth century, his rise and downfall continue to baffle the world. How could Hitler, who was foreign-born, who failed to graduate from high school, and who had a philosophy that was accepted by only a shifting minority, go on to become the chancellor of Germany with sole control over it, its people, and much of Europe? And, after he reached such heights, what were the contributing factors that led to Hitler's undoing and ultimate suicide? Renowned author Eugene Davidson attempts to answer those questions and more in this powerful sequel to his critically acclaimed The Making of Adolf Hitler. This new book, which includes dozens of photos from German collections, covers literally every aspect of Hitler's life from his success after he came to power in 1933 to his self-destruction.
Davidson describes in detail Hitler's remarkable successes - his stratagems in reviving morale and undoing the lopsided treaties and his shrewd moves to take advantage of the fatal miscalculations of the coalition that had been aligned against the Reich.
Davidson analyzes the rousing speeches, which Hitler wrote himself, as well as his ruthless methods for obtaining power, concluding that Hitler seized power from a hopelessly demoralized society. Once Hitler had brutally improved Germany's desperate state, there followed mortal errors and fateful mistakes of judgment arising from his own inadequacies. Compelling, well researched, and eminently readable, The Unmaking of Adolf Hitler strives to explain how and why Hitler's empire collapsed as a result of his own actions.

Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, [1996]
Copyright Date: ©1996
ISBN: 9780826210456
Branch Call Number: 943.086 Da 1996
Characteristics: ix, 519 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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