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    Hitler: 1889-1936: Hubris (Paperback) By (author) Ian Kershaw

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    DescriptionFrom his illegitimate birth in a small Austrian village to his fiery death in a bunker under the Reich chancellery in Berlin, Adolf Hitler left a murky trail, strewn with contradictory tales and overgrown with self-created myths. One truth prevails: the sheer scale of the evils that he unleashed on the world has made him a demonic figure without equal in this century. Ian Kershaw's Hitler brings us closer than ever before to the character of the bizarre misfit in his thirty-year ascent from a Viennese shelter for the indigent to uncontested rule over the German nation that had tried and rejected democracy in the crippling aftermath of World War I. With extraordinary vividness, Kershaw recreates the settings that made Hitler's rise possible: the virulent anti-Semitism of prewar Vienna, the crucible of a war with immense casualties, the toxic nationalism that gripped Bavaria in the 1920s, the undermining of the Weimar Republic by extremists of the Right and the Left, the hysteria that accompanied Hitler's seizure of power in 1933 and then mounted in brutal attacks by his storm troopers on Jews and others condemned as enemies of the Aryan race. In an account drawing on many previously untapped sources, Hitler metamorphoses from an obscure fantasist, a "drummer" sounding an insistent beat of hatred in Munich beer halls, to the instigator of an infamous failed putsch and, ultimately, to the leadership of a ragtag alliance of right-wing parties fused into a movement that enthralled the German people. This volume, the first of two, ends with the promulgation of the infamous Nuremberg laws that pushed German Jews to the outer fringes of society, and with the march of the German army into the Rhineland, Hitler's initial move toward the abyss of war.


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    Title
    Hitler
    Subtitle
    1889-1936: Hubris
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ian Kershaw
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 912
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 1,062 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780393320350
    ISBN 10: 0393320359
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    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
    DC21: 943.086092
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ERLY20
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS037070, BIO010000
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    DC22: 943.086/092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
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    LC classification: DD247.H5 K462 2000
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    Thema V1.0: JPHL, DNBH
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    32pp photographs
    Publisher
    WW Norton & Co
    Imprint name
    WW Norton & Co
    Publication date
    17 April 2000
    Publication City/Country
    New York