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Other editions – View all Adolf Hitler: Both double-crossed Russian leaders, sewing the seeds of their own destruction. The Decline of the Japanese Empire, — At 1, pages, they weren’t screwing around when they decided to call this book “the definitive biography. Trivia About Adolf Hitler. Minor rubbing at extremities, slightly soiled bottom text block corner.

Previous owners blindstamp on ffep else pages are clean.

Of course, he did biogrxphy care about all German citizens, only the Aryan ones. The book is a powerful lesson in unchecked power and might give some insight how he came to power and why no authority should be absolute. He achieves this scholarly aim as well as any historian can.

Hitler was not just the world’s greatest tolane speaker, he was confident, dedicated and calculated. Red boards with gold designs and print. This item doesn’t belong on this page. White cover with brown Adolf Hitler, and black title. We should–no, we must make ourselves cognizant of where national pride can lead to if not held in check. Toland employs a device where he allows his subjects to edit his writing based on their interviews–also unorthodox. Doubleday and Company, Like everyone else, I feared the Russians and Chinese.


It is well researched and well-written. The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable.

Adolf Hitler by Toland, John

But a dictatorship is not a democracy. Dust jacket is mildly age-toned and shows a bit of edge wear, with laminate beginning to pull from rear flap only, now in archival mylar. Nov 17, Stinger rated it liked it Shelves: Two volumes, smooth shiny red boards, ornate gilt border to front and much of spine, gilt lettering bright too, red cloth bookmarks.

This adds something later authors were unable to achieve, first hand recollections and memories of their part in his regime. Very good tolandd volume set of hardcovers with their dust jackets.

That night I jphn home and read and thought.

Good bindings and covers. Today, we hear lots of talk of patriotism, of being proud of our country and our heritage.

What results is a purity that just rings true. Then, one night at the grandparents, I got into a discussion about the topic biogarphy Dad and his mother’s husband, Christian Stousland.

Put the emotions aside and treat him as an historical figure and a human, and you can study his life in a little more neutral frame of mind. I am surprised that such an intellectual work has stayed in print this long. It is a masterful detailed and absorbing account of the life of the most evil figure of modern world history.

The result is that his life is, arguably, the most influential single life that existed in the 20th century. Quotes from Adolf Hitler.

Adolf Hitler

It is a brilliantly researched book. I don’t quite buy it, but until I can find texts of those speeches, specifically one given at Sonthofen in orI can’t say definitively yes or no on this point. Slight shelf wear to board edges, corners of both volumes lightly bumped.


It gives us protection, and it recognizes the defintiive made in order to bring us to where we exist today. But it is an interesting read and it got me started on a path of history which has been immensely fascinating. His subordinates were responsible for much atrocity, but they were, in the end, carrying out Hitler’s vision and Hitler’s orders.

Adolf Hitler : The Definitive Biography by John Toland (1991, Paperback)

How does one positively rate a biography on the most hated person of the 20th century? On the back cover there is a quote from Newsweek that nicely sums up how I feel about this book: Niestety widac ze ksiazka powstala w latach tych i powiela wiele mitow po Bullock’u jak np.

All were very much pro-war, anti-insurgency. That’s what school taught, what the papers reported, what tv showed. First printing, SIGNED by the author without inscription,on a front blank, of one of the most lauded biographies of the 20th century. I read it 25 years ago when Biographg was a 14 year old school boy, having been given an assignment to do for history class.

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