In defense of the German people the Nazis were not alone, or even rare, as violent anti-government groups went in Germany. You don't want to miss this! I would really recommend it to anyone interested in this. Hitler precipitously declared war on the United States, even though the pact with Japan was purely defensive and he had not been informed of the Japanese intentions. What it achieves admirably though is a masterly, and where it merits it a balanced, profile of arguably the most infamous character in Europe's history.
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If we compare some of his actions and views to some things that are happening these studt we can see that it wasn't that extraordinary. In Januarya plebiscite in the Saarland returned that territory to Germany, and Hitler took the opportunity to renounce any further claims on France. Steven Spielberg, take notice.
It could have stduy strangled in the crib but by wit, a gossamer of legality, a maniacal will, and just enough useful fools, a suicidal political movement gained absolute power. The Nazis government murdered millions of Jews in extermination camps and deprived other millions of their lives. The highlight of the read comes in "The Dictator," the chapter that basically fills in the details of Hitler's personal life, his outlook, his interaction with his inner circle, and how he was able to hold such a hypnotic effect on both his followers and those who might not have been predisposed to hitlsr him blindly.
But perhaps the most important lessons related to the need for open societies that don't allow the rule of law to be undermined by charismatic, but ruthless demigods. In Russia, his continued unreadiness to concentrate on a single objective probably forfeited the opportunity to capture Stalingrad while it was still relatively undefended.
Shortly afterward came an Anti-Cominterm Pact with Japan. Bullock approaches subject as a strict historian, without hitle axe to grind. It is dense and requires patience and attention.
I bought the book because I study human behavior in political systems and the rise of Nazi Germany is a classic example.
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Fest has footnoted many German sources, which although the English reader wouldn't have access studyy, the author does, so he can draw on sources closed to those who are not fluent in German. Also, Hitler's firm belief that words are not intended for the delivery of truth but to coerce the listener around to h This book is utterly compelling.
He was not wrong.
He served throughout the war, was wounded in Octoberand gassed two years later. I'd like to read this book on Kindle Don't have a Kindle?
Before such expansion took place, it was necessary to remove restrictions placed on Germany by the Versailles Treaty. In these conditions, the Nazis polled The story next moves to mainland Germany.
Knowing and understanding this will help us to prevent things getting out of hand as it tyrany before.
Adolf Hitler: A Study in Tyranny
It is this emptiness, this lack of anything to justify the suffering he caused rather than his own monstrous and ungovernable will which makes Hitler both so repellent and so barren a figure. Hitler believed that for the great masses, even mindless spectacle was highly effective.
Page ; in the mood of a large segment of Germany was one of resentment. Hitler felt resentment immediately afterward for being cheated out of an impressive military conquest. Fascism in Europe was composed of numerous ideologies present during the 20th century, all were similar. All morality and truth was judged by this criterion: I had to read this Junior year of high school.
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The power which was wielded was unprecedented, both in its scope and in the technical resources at its command; but he made no permanent contribution, moral or material, to mankind. One was a social psychology course and this book kicked Nietzsche in practical application. Once in power, Hitler devoted little attention to the organization and running of the domestic affairs of the Nazi state.
My recommendation, read both and decide for yourself.
Hitler was a cruel and evil man who began the worst war in history.