Conjuring Hitler is the most important book on modern European history since George Lichtheim's Europe in the Twentieth Century. Unlike Lichtheim's volume, however, Conjuring Hitler successfully challenges every aspect of conventional wisdom about the politics of the two world wars. George W. Bush famously said that Saddam Hussein was 'worse than Hitler.' President Bush had a point (his family after all was very familiar with the Nazis). Both Hitler and Saddam likely were evil creations of the US and British intelligence apparatus. As Conjuring Hitler makes clear, the rise of Hitler was assisted at many critical points by the war parties in England and the United States who plotted to set Russia and Germany against one another and collect the spoils. -- Professor David MacGregor, University of Western Ontario
About the Author
Guido Giacomo Preparata is Associate Professor of Political Economy at the University of Washington. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, raised in the USA, France and Italy, he completed his PhD in Political Economy and Economic History at the University of Southern California in 1998.