Haffner, Sebastian - The Meaning of Hitler - ( Item 128500 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2011. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Near Fine slipcase. Slight marks to panels of slipcase. Introduced by Mark Roseman. Translated by Ewald Osers. Bound in blocked buckram. Set in Palatino with Futura display. In this devastatingly insightful book, first published in 1978, Sebastian Haffner sets out to show how a man who was an obscure failure until his thirties became the most powerful dictator of his day, before his life ended with what amounted to a declaration of war against his own people. It is a brilliant assessment of the mentality and career of Hitler, tracing his mastery of the masses, his extraordinary political and military successes, and the unbroken series of disasters that followed. Sebastian Haffner was born Raimund Pretzel in Berlin in 1907. He and his Jewish fiancée emigrated to Britain in 1938, where Haffner worked as a writer and journalist as well as producing anti-Nazi propaganda for the Foreign Office. He adopted his pseudonym for the safety of his family in Germany. His eloquence is as brilliant as his analysis: he describes Hitler's anti-Semitism as a 'congenital hump' and probes the 'frayed margins of Hitler's world of ideas'. By initiating the Second World War, Hitler transformed the world, but not in the way he would have wished – for example, without him there would be no state of Israel. This penetrating study helps us understand what Hitler wanted, and why he failed. Introducer Mark Roseman is the prize-winning author of several books on Nazism and its long-term impact on Germany.
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