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Hitler: 1889-1936 Hubris
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on April 26, 2015
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Looks big, but great read.
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on April 23, 2015
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Ian Kershaw's Hitler biographies, "Hubris" and "Nemesis" are excellent. He makes very logical conclusions about Hitler's motivations and behavior. I read "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" which contained a biography of Hitler but Kershaw's books are light years ahead of that one, realizing of course that much Nazi history has come to light since the collapse of the Iron Curtain and "Rise and Fall..." was written much earlier. At some places in his books he seems to get hung up on certain ideas and happenings for several pages but I don't think it detracts from the books. I've read biographies of all the top Nazi leaders but since I read "The Rise and Fall..." I felt I knew enough about Hitler to pass on any further books about him. Boy was I mistaken! I'm very glad I read these two books. It allowed for a much greater understanding of Germany's people, the NSDAP and the reasons behind Nazism, it's progression and eventual fall. I have a better understanding of the Fuhrer phenomena and a better understanding of many other leaders within the NSDAP. My only regret is that I didn't start my studies of Nazi Germany by reading these two books. They should have been the first ones I read. They set the foundation for everything else. They are the picture to the puzzle.
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on April 2, 2015
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An excellent study, showing aspects of his life that are generally unknown.
Is there a follow up to the end of his life in Kindle?
Yet, it still does not solve the mystery of his extreme behavior. Was it perhaps in his ability of
public speaking that enthralled his audiences and resulted in his huge success and the blind loyalty
of his vast following? His megalomania certainly increased disproportionately as his so called successes increased.
Mr. Kershaw is a very astute observer, and his chronicle is a really excellent account of this most terrible and cruel man
whose madness nearly destroyed our civilized world. I would dearly love to see if there is a final sequel written by
this great authority.
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on December 21, 2014
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I wanted to read a history book about Hitler. Unfortunately, this book is written from a leftist point of view, so a big deal of it is oriented towards attempts to exempt the left from any wrongdoing and the usual blaming of the "bourgeoisie" and all the old clichés. It gets tiring after a while, so I’m looking for a historical and less ideological book now, after reading "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich".
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0 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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HEIL HITLER AGAIN.
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on October 13, 2014
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Great historical book of the Man and Germany of those times
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on July 21, 2014
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Ian Kershaw is an historian who has excellent judgment and makes fine distinctions clear and meaningful.
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on April 10, 2014
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I don't have a lot more to say that hasn't already been said. I have spent the past three years studying the Ostfront (Glantz, Erickson, Beevor, etc.), but then realized I had no background whatsoever on the inner machinations of the Third Reich. What a book to start with! I just finished Hubris and have started Nemesis. I am soaking up every detail! Lots and lots of details, but a very smooth and concise read. These books are not for the faint of heart, but if you are history masochist like me, dive in!
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on April 6, 2014
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Gives a good picture what were the circumstances in Europe, and especially in Germany, that made possible for Hitler to get the power that he eventually had.
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on March 7, 2014
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A phenomenal biography in every way. Kershaw is a fantastic writer. I now have four of his volumes on my shelves.

One of the most astonishing sections of this book is on page 427. After Hindenburg brought Hitler into the government as Chancellor, Erich von Ludendorff, another World War I legend, wrote to Hindenburg, "You have delivered up our holy German Fatherland to one of the greatest demagogues of all time. I solemnly prophesy that this accursed man will cast our Reich into the abyss and bring our nation to inconceivable misery. Future generations will damn you in your grave for what you have done.”
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