Hitler by R. H. S. Stolfi
Beyond Evil and Tyranny

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This fascinating and richly detailed new biography of Hitler reinterprets the known facts about the Nazi Fuehrer to construct a convincing, realistic portrait of the man. In place of the hollow shell others have made into an icon of evil, the author sees a complex, nuanced personality. Without in any way glorifying its subject, this unique revision of the historical Hitler brings us closer to understanding a pivotal personality of the twentieth century.

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About R. H. S. Stolfi

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R. H. S. Stolfi, professor emeritus at the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and retired colonel in the US Marine Corps Reserve, is the author of German Panzers on the Offensive: Russian Front, North Africa 1941-1942; Hitler's Panzers East: World War II Reinterpreted; and NATO under Attack: Why the Western Alliance Can Fight Outnumbered and Win in Central Europe without Nuclear Weapons (with Friedrich Wilhelm von Mellenthin and E. Sobik).
Published December 13, 2011 by Prometheus Books. 521 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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It is also a jealous, sarcastic discourse against the “conventional wisdom” of the “great-biographers” (unlike Stolfi, these include reliable authors such as Toland, Fest, Kershaw, etc.).

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According to received wisdom, the turning point of WW II in Europe was the battle of Stalingrad, but Stolfi argues persuasively that the first phase of Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's invasion of Russia, was the decisive event.

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Stolfi digs deep to find not just the evil in Adolf Hitler, but the humanity, in what is sure to be a controversial biography.

Jan 14 2012 | Read Full Review of Hitler: Beyond Evil and Tyranny

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On the book shelves there are many biographies of Hitler.

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