Ian Kershaw's two-volume biography of Hitler was greeted with universal acclaim as the essential work on one of the most malign figures in history. Now this landmark biography is available in one single, abridged edition, tracing the story of how a bitter, failed art student from an obscure corner of Austria rose to unparalleled power and destroyed the lives of millions.
A stunning achievement historically, socially, and morally, Hitler lifts the veil on arguably the most infamous tyrant in modern times. It exposes Hitler's formative childhood, army career, and political emergence in post WW1 Germany as well as spotlighting his mental state during the celebrated Mein Kampf release and the obsessive political rise to the be ultimate warlord of Europe.
Sifting through historical records and first hand accounts from staff, Generals, and Field Marshals alike, Kershaw has created a bible if you will, not to be eclipsed any time soon. - Stuart