The Hitler of History

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2000 - 279 Seiten

Since 1945 there have been over a hundred biographies of Hitler. What happens when so many people reinterpret the life of a single individual? Does Hitler emerge as a mythic anti-hero whose crimes and errors blur behind an aura of power and conquest? By making Hitler¿s biographers ¿ rather than Hitler himself ¿ the subject of inquiry, Lukacs reveals the contradictions that take us back to the true Hitler of history. By examining those ¿ like the controversial historian David Irving ¿ who have been involved in a `rehabilitation¿ of Hitler, Lukacs draws powerful conclusions about Hitler¿s differences from other monsters of history, such as Napoleon, Mussolini and Stalin.
As the New York Times said of this book: ¿Surprising, even shocking... Mr Lukacs arrives at [his conclusions] with painstaking, exhaustive logic that is hard to resist.¿

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THE HITLER OF HISTORY

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A unique study of Hitler through his many biographers. Historians grapple with Hitler (as with any other historical topic) through the prism of their own experiences, culture, and prejudices, making ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

The Hitler of history

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Since 1945 there have been over 100 biographies of Adolf Hitler. Depictions of the dictator have ranged from the anti-Christ to a man who really did nothing wrong, whose staff caused all the evils ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Über den Autor (2000)

John Lukacs emigrated from Hungary to the USA in 1946. He has been a visiting professor at several universities, and has written twenty books. His most recent work, Five Days in London, May 1940 (1999), was described by the Guardian as a ¿superbly gripping piece of close-grained history¿. His book The Duel (1990) was reissued by Phoenix Press in May 2000. In 1991 he received the Ingersoll Prize. He lives with his wife in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

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