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‘Hitler 1936-1945:


Ian Kershaw

Allen Lane

‘Hitler 1936-1945’ is the concluding second volume of one of the greatest biographies of modern times.

No figure in twentieth century history more clearly demands a close biographical understanding than Adolf Hitler; and no period is more important than the Second World War.

Beginning with Hitler’s startling European successes in the aftermath of the Rhineland occupation, from Czechoslovakia to Poland; addressing crucial questions about the unique nature of Nazi radicalism; exploring the Holocaust and the poisoned European world that allowed Hitler to operate so effectively; and ending nine years later with the suicide in the Berlin bunker, Kershaw allows us as never before to understand Hitler’s motivation and impact.