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Hitler: A Biography Kindle Edition
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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.
Having already read Kershaw’s two-volume life of Adolf Hitler, I can state that the condensed version of “Hitler” is an equally dark and disturbing portrait of the German dictator. Kershaw is unsparing in his condemnation of the German dictator as a man of pure evil, who almost single-handedly plunged the world into a conflagration that cost the lives of an estimated 60 million people – nearly 3 percent of the world’s 1940 population.
“Hitler” is an altogether fascinating read, readily accessible to anyone interested in learning more about the rise and fall of Adolf Hitler. Even with the cuts made by Kershaw, “Hitler” is still a long book. It runs to over 1,000 pages, but is never dry or stuffy. Kershaw’s lively writing style kept my attention and kept me reading far into the night on many occasions. I found this book nearly as difficult to put down as I did his earlier, longer works. Highly recommended.
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.”