Alan Bullock: Hitler. A Study in Tyranny-. London, Odhams Press Limited. pp. The English historian A. Bullock tackled a difficult task by undertaking. Hitler has ratings and 64 reviews. Michael said: This book was recommended by a well-respected author focused on the period when Hitler came to pow. Read the full-text online edition of Hitler: A Study in Tyranny ().
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The book was published just seven years after the Third Reich fell and yet the level of detail is stunning. Catherine’s College, Oxford University, and a former administrator of the university, Alan Bullock established himself as a historian with the publication of his biography of Adolf Hitler: What it achieves admirably though is a masterly, and where it merits it a balanced, profile of arguably the most infamous character in Europe’s history.
Jul 22, Kit marked it as to-read-per Shelves: Published June 5th by Harper Perennial first published Hitler, a study in tyranny Volume of Harper torchbooks Harper torchbooks: Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
May be the best book on Hitler. My only reservation is that the book is not very readable. I had thought Hitlers mistake was his decision to invade soviet Russia, but No it’s deeper than just that. The hopped-up Cheeto Donald Drumpf?
Fascinating Man, a controversial description no doubt, A tyrant yes, A devil yes, but 13 million Germans voted him in under Nazism, Hitler was not an outsider, that was what Germany was at the time, a vexation from the depression and defeat ofHitler ryranny only a symptom of a sickness which riddled Germany, the people followed him the army responded.
For these remarkable powers were combined with an ugly and strident egotism, a moral and intellectual cretinism. The descriptions of his life between andfor me, were particularly excellent.
Hitler A Study In Tyranny
Oct 04, Daniel Fox rated it it was amazing. Bullock depicted the German dictator as a completely unprincipled opportunist driven solely by lust for power at its most raw and pure. How does an “uneducated infantry” ri Fascinating Man, a controversial description no doubt, A tyrant yes, A devil yes, but 13 million Germans voted him in under Nazism, Hitler was not an outsider, ihtler was what Germany was at the time, a vexation from the depression and defeat ofHitler was only a symptom of a sickness which riddled Germany, the people followed him the army responded.
His childhood and teens is breezed through mainly due to the lack of data and information. Will the nation bestir itself in time?
Hitler A Study In Tyranny Alan Bullock
Dtudy example, his portrayal of Jews that was basically a simplified, evilized caricature is very similar to some portrayals of Muslims these days. Nov 13, holdeneden rated it really liked it. Reading it today, it’s easy to see why. And, finally, how the egotism and complete lack of loyalty to anything or anyone but that obsession with power led to the collapse of Germany and his ultimate, cowardly suicide in that beleaguered bunker.
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Also, Hitler’s firm belief that words are not intended for the delivery of truth but to coerce the listener around to his point of view. Sep 23, J. Much has been learned about Hitler and the Nazis since Bullock wrote this biography.
The classic biography of Hitler that remains, years after its publication, one of the most authoritative and readable accounts of his life. Knowing tjranny understanding this will help us to prevent things getting out of hand as it happened before. Contents Preface to the Revised Edition. Of course, as Hitler could have told him, inspiring the masses to such a depth of thinking was basically hopeless.
Slightly dated but virtually the best all round portrait of how one man’s sad character can mirror a time and a place, playing out his emotional poverty on the world. Among other biographies, alwn Fest stands out as an important analysis of the madman who almost conquered Europe. Come November we will find out. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Here is a Hitler quote that is unnervingly true.
Emotional manipulation as practiced by the Drumpf in collusion with hit-hungry mass media. Nixon had asked Moynihan for the ten best political biographies and this was one of them. Funny how that old canard keeps popping up.
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Fest divides Hitler’s life into three sections: He had no loyalties, had zero respect for other lives. Only in one chapter in the middle of the book, and also in the epilogue, does the author allow himself any commentary on Hitler’s character, but that commentary is incisive and worth waiting for.
Hitler by lying and cunning whipped up his crowds to a frenzy of hatred. For these remarkable powers [laid out in the preceding paragraph] were combined with an ugly and strident egotism, a moral and intellectual cretinism. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
By stripping back the myth the man only b Forensic like study of how the sheer will of just one man. Bullock, who lived through WWII, avoids moralizing and sensationalism; instead he writes in a balanced, rational style, presenting only the facts, which are the more chilling for their lack of sentimentality.
An attempt to explain how a man could rise to power in Germany who was not German but Austrian, never finished high school, never had a real job outside his stint in the army, never visited any country except Germany and Austria and France in WWI and could not speak any foreign language, in 4 years in the army during WWI never rose above the rank of Lance Corporal, and who was only famous as the leader of a radical hate group that tried to overthrow the government and for writing a book that explicitly detailed his intentions to seize power, turn Germany into a police state with him as dictator, invade Russia and kill all the Jews.
The entire history has lessons to be learned about assessing the complexities of international relations — and how letting things go too far can have such enormous and tragic consequences.
Also, Hitler’s firm belief that words are not intended for the delivery of truth but to coerce the listener around to h This book is utterly compelling.