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    DescriptionNow available in a single, abridged paperback, Ian Kershaw's "Hitler" is the definitive biography of the Nazi leader. Ian Kershaw's two volume biography, "Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris" and "Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis", was greeted with universal acclaim as the essential work on one of the most malign figures in history, from his earliest origins to the final days of the Second World War. Now this landmark historical work 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, destroying the lives of millions and bringing the world to the brink of Armageddon. "Supersedes all previous accounts. It is the sort of masterly biography that only a first-rate historian can write". (David Cannadine, "Observer"). "The Hitler biography for the twenty-first century". (Richard Evans, "Sunday Telegraph"). "I cannot imagine a better biography of this great tyrant emerging for a long while". (Jeremy Paxman). "Magisterial...anyone who wishes to understand the Third Reich must read Kershaw, for no one has done more to lay bare Hitler's morbid psyche". (Niall Ferguson, "Sunday Telegraph"). "For the present generation, Kershaw's Hitler stands out as a clear beacon of truth, illuminating a dark age of terror and mendacity". ("Mail on Sund"). "An achievement of the very highest order". (Michael Burleigh, "Financial Times"). Ian Kershaw (b. 1943) was Professor of Modern History at the University of Sheffield from 1989-2008, and is one of the world's leading authorities on Hitler. His books include "The 'Hitler Myth'", his two volume biography "Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris" and "Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis", and "Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions that Changed the World, 1940-1941". He was knighted in 2002.


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    Title
    Hitler
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Kershaw
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1072
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 50 mm
    Weight: 844 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141035888
    ISBN 10: 0141035889
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO011000
    BIC subject category V2: JPHL
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GERMNY, CHRN/1940
    Libri: ENGM2000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15570
    DC22: 943.086092
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY20
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100, BIO010000
    Libri: DEUT2412
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    Libri: HITL2500
    BIC subject category V2: 1DFG
    Thema V1.0: JPHL, NHWR7, DNBH, NHD
    Edition statement
    Trade Paperback.
    Illustrations note
    32 pp b/w inset
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    02 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    IAN KERSHAW is the author of Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris; Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis; Making Friends with Hitler; and Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions that Changed the World, 1940-4. Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis received the Wolfson History Prize and the Bruno Kreisky Prize in Austria for Political Book of the Year, and was joint winner of the inaugural British Academy Book Prize. Until his retirement in 2008, Ian Kershaw was Professor of Modern History at the University of Sheffield. For services to history he was given the German award of the Federal Cross of Merit in 1994. He was knighted in 2002 and awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal by the Historical Association in 2004. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.
    Review quote
    Supersedes all previous accounts. It is the sort of masterly biography that only a first-rate historian can write -- David Cannadine Observer The Hitler biography for the twenty-first century -- Richard Evans Sunday Telegraph I cannot imagine a better biography of this great tyrant emerging for a long while -- Jeremy Paxman Magisterial ... anyone who wishes to understand the Third Reich must read Kershaw, for no one has done more to lay bare Hitler's morbid psyche -- Niall Ferguson Sunday Telegraph For the present generation, Kershaw's Hitler stands out as a clear beacon of truth, illuminating a dark age of terror and mendacity -- Craig Brown Mail on Sunday The definitive biography of the Fuhrer -- Juliet Gardiner Sunday Times An achievement of the very highest order -- Michael Burleigh Financial Times Mesmerizing ... presents the twentieth century's most controversial life in a single sweep -- Michael Kerrigan Scotsman