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Alan Bullocks biography still stands as the definitive english text on Adolf Hitler. Well written, incredibly well researched and objective, it's a must read for those interested in 20th Century German History. A fellow of St. 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: A Study in Tyranny Although he had the advantage of being the first person to write a scholarly study of the German leader, his work remains one of the best, if not the best, biography of the dominant political personality of the first half of the twentieth century.

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I first began this study with two questions in mind. This led to the second and larger question: if the picture of Hitler given at Nuremberg was substantially accurate, what were the gifts Hitler possessed which enabled him first to secure and then to maintain such power.

I determined to reconstruct, so far as I was able, the course of his life from his birth in to his death in , in the hope that this would enable me to offer an account of one of the most puzzling and remarkable careers in modem history.

The book is cast, therefore, in the form of a historical narrative, interrupted only at one point by a chapter in which I have tried to present a portrait of Hitler on the eve of his greatest triumphs Chapter 7. My theme is not dictatorship, but the dictator, the personal power of one man, although it may be added that for most of the years between and this is identical with the most important part of the history of the Third Reich.

Up to the interest lies in the means by which Hitler secured power in Germany. After the emphasis shifts to foreign policy and ultimately to war, the means by which Hitler sought to extend his power outside Germany.

If at times, especially between and , the figure of the man is submerged beneath the complicated narrative of politics and war, this corresponds to Hitler's own sacrifice of his private life which was meagre and uninteresting at the best of times to the demands of the position he had created for himself.

In the last year of his life, however, as his empire begins to crumble, the true nature of the man is revealed again in all its harshness. No man can sit down to write about the history of his own times -- or perhaps of any time -- without bringing to the task the.

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Hitler: a Study in Tyranny

Alan Bullocks biography still stands as the definitive english text on Adolf Hitler. Well written, incredibly well researched and objective, it's a must read for those interested in 20th Century German History. A fellow of St. 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: A Study in Tyranny Although he had the advantage of being the first person to write a scholarly study of the German leader, his work remains one of the best, if not the best, biography of the dominant political personality of the first half of the twentieth century. Bullock also produced a major work in British history, The Life and Times of Ernest Bevin , a three-volume biography of the British transport-union leader and foreign secretary. He also has written a number of books on broad themes and was coeditor of the Oxford History of Modern Europe.

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Hitler: A Study in Tyranny

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