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The Resource Hitler : ascent, 1889-1939, Volker Ullrich ; translated from the German by Jefferson Chase

Hitler : ascent, 1889-1939, Volker Ullrich ; translated from the German by Jefferson Chase

Label
Hitler : ascent, 1889-1939
Title
Hitler
Title remainder
ascent, 1889-1939
Statement of responsibility
Volker Ullrich ; translated from the German by Jefferson Chase
Title variation
Hitler
Title variation remainder
a biography
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Despite his status as the most despised political figure in history, there have only been four serious biographies of Hitler since the 1930s. Even more surprisingly, his biographers have been more interested in his rise to power and his methods of leadership than in Hitler the person. Yet to render Hitler as a political animal with no personality to speak of, as a man of limited intelligence and poor social skills, fails to explain the spell that he cast not only on those close to him but on the German people as a whole. In the first volume of this monumental biography, Volker Ullrich charts in detail Hitler's life from his childhood to the eve of the Second World War against the politics of the times, unveiling the man behind the public persona: his charming and repulsive traits, his talents and weaknesses, his deep-seated insecurities and murderous passions. Drawing on a wealth of previously neglected or unavailable sources, this magisterial study provides the most rounded portrait of Hitler to date. Ullrich renders Hitler not as a psychopath but as a master of seduction and guile - and it is perhaps the complexity of his character that explains his enigmatic grip on the German people more convincingly than the cliched image of the monster. This definitive biography will forever change the way we look at the man who took the world into the abyss
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ullrich, Volker
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the German
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Chase, Jefferson S.
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  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Personality
  • Heads of state
  • Dictators
  • National socialism
  • Germany
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
Hitler : ascent, 1889-1939, Volker Ullrich ; translated from the German by Jefferson Chase
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Germany by S. Fischer Verlag in 2013
  • "First published in hardback by The Bodley Head in 2016" -- Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 947-970) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251057888
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 998 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780099590231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
Label
Hitler : ascent, 1889-1939, Volker Ullrich ; translated from the German by Jefferson Chase
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in Germany by S. Fischer Verlag in 2013
  • "First published in hardback by The Bodley Head in 2016" -- Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 947-970) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251057888
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 998 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780099590231
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles

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