Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler

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Adolf Hitler's autobiography Mein Kampf is as vile as any book ever published. Written in 1923 while he was in prison as a revolutionary agitator...Hitler built on the connected emotions of hatred and self-pity.
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Mein Kampf is perhaps the only notable work written in two volumes by Adolf Hitler, in 1924. Hitler was arrested when he took out a mass demonstration in favour of national unity for the formation of a socialist German state. He was tried by the People’s Court in Munich and subsequently, imprisoned for thirteen months where he wrote the first volume. The second volume was written after he was released. This book will give you an insight into one of the greatest tyrant of this century, his political ideals, beliefs and motivation, and his struggle to consolidate Germany into one great nation.
 

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Politicial leader Adolf Hilter was born in Austria on April 20, 1889. As a young man, he wanted to become an artist, but was rejected twice by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. While in Vienna, he worked as a struggling painter copying scenes from postcards and selling his paintings to merchants and tourists. He served in the Bavarian army during World War I and received two Iron Crosses for his service. He was discharged from the army in March 1920. On April 1, 1924, he was sentenced to five years in Landsberg prison for the crime of conspiracy to commit treason. While there, he dictated his political book Mein Kampf (My Struggle) to his deputy Rudolf Hess. He was released in December 1924 because he was considered relatively harmless. He was the leader of the Nazi party and gained political power using oratory and propaganda, appealing to economic need, nationalism, and anti-Semitism during a time Germany was in crisis. He became a German citizen in 1932, the Chancellor of Germany in 1933, and the Fuhrer of Germany in 1934. He started World War II by invading other countries in order to expand Germany. He also terminated millions of people considered undesireable to his view of an ideal race, which is now referred to as the Holocaust. This genocide lead to the deaths of approximately 11 million people including but not limited to Jews, communists, homosexuals, Roma, Jehovah's Witnesses, and prisoners-of-war. Hitler committed suicide in his underground bunker in Berlin on April 30, 1945. The copyright for Mein Kampf is held by the Free State of Bavaria and will expire in 2015. In Germany, reproductions are primarily authorized only for scholarly purposes and in heavily commented form.
 
Published April 3, 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 504 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Travel, War, Political & Social Sciences, Children's Books, Law & Philosophy, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Science & Math, Young Adult, Crime, Religion & Spirituality, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction
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Pajiba

Below average
on Jan 16 2009

Mein Kampf is an “autobiography” that Hitler “wrote.” I say “autobiography” because even in the very first paragraph in the very first chapter, he immediately starts in with his nationalist unification crap.

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National Review Online

Above average
on Jan 10 2011

Mein Kampf is an impenetrable, boring run-on sentence, occasionally punctuated with “shocking” anti-Semitism and revolutionary rhetoric. It’s worth reading only as a historical document and propaganda...

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National Review Online

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on Jul 18 2002

Adolf Hitler's autobiography Mein Kampf is as vile as any book ever published. Written in 1923 while he was in prison as a revolutionary agitator...Hitler built on the connected emotions of hatred and self-pity.

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Teen Ink

Above average
on Dec 09 2011

Mein kampf is an auto-biography book.It's about the one of the most dreaded men in the humans history.The words in German Mein kampf means My struggle or my battle in English.This biography was written nearly ten years before Hitler came in to power.

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Teen Ink

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...but what this book reveals is the underlying fuel that propelled this man. It's his beliefs and perspective towards the German nation that made him choose the specific political path.

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