Hitler by Ian Kershaw
A Biography

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“Magisterial . . . anyone who wishes to understand the Third Reich must read Kershaw.”—Niall Ferguson


“The Hitler biography of the twenty-first century” (Richard J. Evans), Ian Kershaw’s Hitler is a one-volume masterpiece that will become the standard work. From Hitler’s origins as a failed artist in fin-de-siecle Vienna to the terrifying last days in his Berlin bunker, Kershaw’s richly illustrated biography is a mesmerizing portrait of how Hitler attained, exercised, and retained power. Drawing on previously untapped sources, such as Goebbels’s diaries, Kershaw addresses the crucial questions about the unique nature of Nazi radicalism, about the Holocaust, and about the poisoned European world that allowed Hitler to operate so effectively. Some images in the ebook are not displayed owing to permissions issues.
 

About Ian Kershaw

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Ian Kershaw is a professor of modern history at the University of Sheffield and the author of numerous works of history, including Hitler: A Biography, Fateful Choices and Hitler, the Germans, and the Final Solution. He lives in Manchester, England.
 
Published January 18, 2010 by W. W. Norton & Company. 1030 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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The Telegraph

Eva Braun: Life with Hitler by Heike B Görtemaker, tr by Damion Searls 336pp, Allen Lane t £23 (PLUS £1.25 p&p) 0844 871 1515 (RRP £25, ebook £14.99)

Nov 07 2011 | Read Full Review of Hitler: A Biography

Washington Independent Review of Books

Kershaw quotes the man himself — “Without my work the war would perhaps have been lost in 1942-43” — and then goes on to say that “he [Speer] was surely right.” Kershaw asserts that Speer was “a crucial — possibly even the most important member of the quadrumvirate.” The bottom line: without arma...

Oct 06 2011 | Read Full Review of Hitler: A Biography

Bookmarks Magazine

From Hitler's origins as a failed artist in fin-de-siècle Vienna to the terrifying last days in his Berlin bunker, Kershaw's richly illustrated biography is a mesmerizing portrait of how Hitler attained, exercised, and retained power.

Dec 08 2008 | Read Full Review of Hitler: A Biography

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