Explaining Hitler

Explaining Hitler : The Search for the Origins of His Evil, updated edition

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Hitler did not escape the bunker in Berlin but, seven decades 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 520 pages
  • 154 x 227 x 35mm | 636g
  • Da Capo Press Inc
  • London, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0306823187
  • 9780306823183
  • 348,858

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A "New York Times" Bestseller
"Brilliant...restlessly probing and deeply intelligent""Time"
"A remarkable journey by one of the most original journalists and writers of our time"David Remnick, author of "Lenin's Tomb"
"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 an 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 an 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."Marc Fisher, "Washington Post"
"A work of importance and fascination"George Steiner, "The Observer" (UK)
"Intriguing, thought provoking, and intelligent"Ian Kershaw, author of "Hitler: 1889-1936: Hubris," in "The Guardian" (UK)
"Financial Times"
""Explaining Hitler" [is] a work of almost uncanny percipience and stamina."
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About Ron Rosenbaum

Ron Rosenbaum's books include The Shakespeare Wars, How the End Begins, and The Secret Parts of Fortune, a collection of his nonfiction writing which has appeared in Harper's, the New Yorker, and the New York Times Magazine, among other periodicals. He has also edited an anthology about contemporary anti-Semitism, Those Who Forget the Past.
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