Explaining Hitler

Explaining Hitler

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When Hitler's war ended in 1945, the war over Hitler--who he really was, what gave birth to his unique evil--had just begun. Hitler did not escape the bunker in Berlin but, half a century later, he has managed to escape explanation in ways both frightening and profound. " Explaining Hitler" is an extraordinary quest, an expedition into the war zone of Hitler theories. This is a passionate, enthralling book that illuminates what Hitler explainers tell us about Hitler, about the explainers, and about ourselves.
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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 134.62 x 203.2 x 30.48mm | 362.87g
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 006095339X
  • 9780060953393
  • 1,041,779

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"Fascinating . . . A provocative work of cultural history that is as compelling as it is thoughtful, as readable as it is smart . . . Mr. Rosenbaum has made important contribution to our understanding not just of Hitler, but of the cultural processes by which we try to come to terms with history as well...He has written as exciting, lucid book informed by old-fashioned moral rigor and common sense."-- Michiko Kakutani, "New York Times""Glistens with insight and intelligence and shimmers with originality."-- Gabriel Schoenfeld, "Commentary""Cultural criticism served up as riveting narrative history...with words and ideas that surprise, amuse and even elevate the reader." -- Mare Fisher, "Washington Post""A product of exhaustive historical research and meticulous contemporary reporting . . . an intellectual tour de force."-- George Will"Intriguing, thought provoking and intelligent."-- Ian Kershaw author of "Hitler: 1889-1936: Hubris, " in "The Guardian" (UK)"A remarkable journey by one of the most original journalists and writers of our time."-- David Remnick, author of "Lenin's Tomb""Brilliant . . . Restlessly probing and deeply intelligent."-- "Time"
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