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Hitler's Secret Book Paperback – September, 1983
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VERY poor translation from German into English. The translator missed the nuances of the German language.
However, the book contains a number of interesting (and almost prophetic) insights into German mistakes in past foreign policy. These tend to be prophetic in the sense that Hitler repeated those exact patterns he identified as mistakes as the WWII progressed. I suppose hindsight is always 20/20.....
Similarly the book is sheds some light on the view of race that Hitler held. He discusses racial differences between the Spartans and Persians and assumes that the differences there, not differences of social organization or military technology, made the major differences in war. Hitler's single-minded focus on race and lebensraum together help to explain not only the developments regarding the Holocaust but also major strategic blunders in the war. For example, he believed that the Russians were incapable of building states that could withstand invasion, so he expected them to fall quickly when attacked.
On the whole I would recommend this work to anyone interested in history of WWII.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Hitlers second book. 4 stars is for what it is. I will readily admit that reading Hitler is tough chewy meat. Its takes mental effort to understand his point of view.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book, never published until after WWII, sheds further insights into Hitler's thinking, expanding upon some of the themes of his MEIN KAMPF. Read morePublished on May 11, 2007 by Jan Peczkis