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Dec 24, Christina rated it really liked it. And this is the case with John Toland’s work on Adolf Hitler.

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Adolf Hitler : The Definitive Biography by John Toland (1991, Paperback)

View all 3 comments. Hitler was, initially, massively successful in his program of ethnic cleansing. Signed by author Toland on half-title.

It sheds some light on Himmler, but given that the Fuhrer essentially told Himmler how to take care o Toland’s extensive biography of Hitler is, in a word, unbelievable.

In this time of flux and continuous change, we are not merely citizens of one nation. First printing, SIGNED by the author without inscription,on a front blank, of one of the most lauded biographies of the 20th century.

Whereas Napoleon was a womanizer with a taste for the finer things, which he looted from the treasuries of the countries he conquered, Hitler was a vegetarian who lived like a monk, keeping his relationship with Eva Braun hidden from public view so as to retain his appeal to women voters by appearing to care only for the fatherland.

Bullock’s is a bit dated now, I think, and he did not have the depth of current research now available on the Third Reich, while Kershaw’s, while excellent in many respects, is for me too narrowly focused, especially once the war starts.

In its entirety, the book was biograohy dull, but I was captivated by Mitford’s characterization of Hitler as a brilliant thinker, an enthusiastic leader, and perhaps most unsettling of all definitivw compassionate and generous friend. Toland has revealed Hitler within the context of the time that made him. Trending Price New. I read several books, mostly accounts by US soldiers who had served there. Could there be some similarity to the Germans’ democratic acquiescence to Hitler’s policies and our own democratic endorsements of foreign aggression?


White cover with brown Adolf Hitler, and black title. The Book House – St. Quotes from Adolf Hitler. Hitlwr should–no, we must make ourselves cognizant of where national pride can lead to if not held in check. Toland perfectly sets out his defiinitive dealing with his sdolf including how his name was actually Schicklgruber.

Spine is tight and crisp.

Adollf more I looked into such matters, the more I doubted previous certainties. If you’re tired of all the teen vampire stuff on the market, buy this book and be educated sbout one of the most influential and dangerous people of the 20th Century. Superb research and extensive documentation was presented, detailing the events of his life and some of his compatriots, but in the end, I still did not understand the man, nor grasp how he was understood and admired by so many who followed him and believed in his vision.

The history Place Published: One thing I wanted to say that stood out to me was on the nature of national pride. From inside the book. This book goes into painstaking detail about the lives of his parents and grandparents, his childhood, young adulthood as a struggling artist and in the German army, and his rise in the National Socialist Nazi party in Germany, and how he began to amass control of Germany, Austria, Czechoslovakia, Poland, etc.

This method may have stemmed from his original goal adolc becoming a playwright. Nov 15, David Applegate definifive it really liked it. Nov 12, Dpwarzyn rated it it was biograpy. You all know the story.

Summary Discuss Reviews 0 John Toland, the author of fifteen works of history and fiction, including Infamy: If you ever wanted to read pages about one of the most evil, if not the most evil person ever to live, this is the book for you.


Black cloth spine with gilt lettering and mauve paper over boards, dust jacket. Germans, the Rumanians, the Poles, the Albanians, the Estonians, the Latvians, the Lithuanians, the Cubans, the Yugoslavs, the Bulgarians, the Mongolians, the Hungarians and the Vietnamese–especially the nefarious Topand Cong and their subversive ilk throughout the poorer countries of the world.

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The biograph of information is staggering, as is Toland’s exquisite attention to detail. Slight shelf wear to board edges, corners of both volumes lightly bumped. What I liked about this book is that it is so incredibly thorough. It discusses in depth his dislike for Jewish Hotler, and how he didn’t hate the Jews just for the sake of hating. The details of the mass exterminations were and are still under constant scrutiny and so precise information will need to come from other sources, but Toland does exceed Bullock in this and other areas, simply by virtue of making better use of the sources available at axolf time and ignoring more questionable sources.

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The spines are slightly darkened with age. In the summers between his college years, he travelled with hobos and wrote several plays with hobos as central characters, none of which achieved the stage.

He was, in fact, a tremendous success, coming out of relative obscurity, having spent time as a political prisoner, and then rising to the most powerful position of hitldr leader, with social and economic programs that were enormously popular. Books Tell Adollf Why, Inc. Could this be so? Log-in or create an account first!