Adolf Hitler: A Portrait

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A very different biography of Hitler, revealing aspects of his life that are either unknown or hardly known, based on original research in primary sources, analysed and narrated in a fresh, insightful style. Did you know that Hitler was a radically 'Green' politician? Or that at his trial after the failed Munich Putsch the courtroom was besieged by his many female admirers? That he instituted a National Health Service and cruise ship holidays for the workers? That he saw himself, above all else, as an artist? This is the first book: to explain convincingly the origins of Hitler's anti-Semitism; to demonstrate the crucial importance of art in Hitler's life and vision for the German people; and to reveal the truth about the 1939 assassination attempt on Hitler. It is a lucid and cogent analysis of the genesis of the Holocaust. It is carefully selected extracts from Mein Kampf included. It is a hardback edition sold over 20,000 copies. This is a penetrating insight into the complex and twisted mind of Adolf Hitler.

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Michael FitzGerald has an honours degree in philosophy, including political philosophy, and is the author of a work on psychic warfare in World War II, which has been described as "racy and readable", "extremely well-researched", "the standard work on the subject" and "a classic in the field". He has made a lifetime study of Hitler and German history between 1918 to 1945 and has given numerous talks to a variety of organisations. This is his first book published by Spellmount Publishers. He lives in London.

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Verlag: Strout: Spellmount, (2007)
ISBN 10: 1862274428 ISBN 13: 9781862274426
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Buchbeschreibung Strout: Spellmount, 2007. Broschiert. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. VIII; 214 S. mit Abb. Sehr gutes Ex. - How did a bohemian artist become a mass murderer? Michael FitzGerald demonstrates how Hitler was driven by his inner doubts to seek revenge against those he blamed for his situation. As a young man, he experienced intense poverty. He despised the monarchy, aristocracy, and middle classes. At the end of World War I, he threw himself enthusiastically into a Communist revolution in Bavaria. Throughout his life, Hitler remained anti-establishment. Even when he became convinced that the Jews were behind both capitalism and Communism, he did not alter his other political views. People often forget that 'Nazi' was a nickname for 'National Socialist' and are unaware of how strongly socialist Hitler really was. Historians have also consistently underestimated Hitler's vision of himself and his missions for Germany. Believing that the Aryan race represented the highest form of humanity, Hitler was tormented by his inability to live up to his own ideals. His suspicion of Jewish blood in his family, and his failure to conform to the 'Aryan' physical type, haunted him. He found peace in the rapturous shouts of adoring crowds, though, as his country slid into defeat, his rage turned inwards, on his country and himself. FitzGerald shows us the man behind the mask, and explains how he came to be what he was. ISBN 9781862274426 Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Artikel-Nr. 909235

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