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Best Hitler Books To Read

Our list of some of the best Hitler books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Mein Kampf (1998)

 Best Hitler Books To ReadIn 1922, just four years after the war to end all wars, an unknown Austrian then living in Bavaria planned a pamphlet to be called Settling Accounts. In it he intended to attack the ineffectiveness of the dominant political parties in Germany which were opposed to the new National Socialists (Nazis). In November 1923, Adolf Hitler was jailed for the abortive Munich Beer Hall putsch along with men willing and able to assist him with his writing. With the help of these collaborators, chief among them Rudolf Hess, the pamphlet became a book. Settling Accounts became Mein Kampf, an…
Author(s): Adolf Hitler, Ralph Manheim

2. Hitler: A Biography (2010)

 Best Hitler Books To Read“Magisterial . . . anyone who wishes to understand the Third Reich must read Kershaw.”―Niall Ferguson “The Hitler biography of the twenty-first century” (Richard J. Evans), Ian Kershaw’s Hitler is a one-volume masterpiece that will become the standard work. From Hitler’s origins as a failed artist in fin-de-siecle Vienna to the terrifying last days in his Berlin bunker, Kershaw’s richly illustrated biography is a mesmerizing portrait of how Hitler attained, exercised, and retained power. Drawing on previously untapped sources, such as Goebbels’s diaries,…
Author(s): Ian Kershaw

3. Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939 (2017)

 Best Hitler Books To ReadA New York Times bestseller, this major new biography of Hitler puts an emphasis on the man himself: his personality, his temperament, and his beliefs. Volker Ullrich’s Hitler, the first in a two-volume biography, has changed the way scholars and laypeople alike understand the man who has become the personification of evil. Drawing on previously unseen papers and new scholarly research, Ullrich charts Hitler’s life from his childhood through his experiences in the First World War and his subsequent rise as a far-right leader. Focusing on the personality behind the policies, Ullrich creates a vivid portrait of a man…
Author(s): Volker Ullrich

4. Hitler’s Table Talk (2016)

 Best Hitler Books To ReadHitler’s Table Talk consists of notes of the German leader’s casual lunch and dinnertime conversations with his close friends and colleagues. Copied down by adjutants and edited for accuracy by his private secretary Martin Bormann, these discussions reveal Hitler’s wartime thoughts on his enemies, friends, and a variety of topics including art, science, history, religion, nature, Europeans, non-Europeans and a vast number of other topics which reveal his astonishingly wide general knowledge.  The topics under discussion varied greatly, as the reader will…
Author(s): Martin Bormann

5. Hitler’s Final Secret (2019)

 Best Hitler Books To ReadTwelve-year-old Frank Keller, while living in Germany on a military base, uncovers a box in the bombed-out remains of a nearby house in 1947. Too young to understand the importance of the document and photographs it holds, he brings it back to the United States as war booty. Fast-forward to 1960: Frank, now a magazine writer on assignment in Europe, spots a medallion identical to the pentagram illustrated in the document he found as a boy. Frank does not believe in coincidences. When he obtains and reopens the booty box, he finds the contents devastating: Hitler sanctioned a secret movement. Armed with the names of…
Author(s): Ronald Kniess

6. Hitler Youth: Growing Up in Hitler’s Shadow (Scholastic Focus) (2019)

 Best Hitler Books To ReadIn this Newbery Honor and Sibert Honor award-winning book, Susan Campbell Bartoletti explores the riveting and often chilling story of Germany’s powerful Hitler Youth groups.By the time Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, 3.5 million children belonged to the Hitler Youth. It would become the largest youth group in history. Susan Campbell Bartoletti explores how Hitler gained the loyalty, trust, and passion of so many of Germany’s young people. Her research includes telling interviews with surviving Hitler Youth members.”I begin with the young. We older ones are used up…
Author(s): Susan Campbell Bartoletti

7. The Hitler Photo Album: 350 Images of Adolf Hitler That “They” Don’t Want You To See (2017)

 Best Hitler Books To ReadAdolf Hitler — from his rise to power in 1933 until the present day, he remains the most well-known and controversial figure of the last century. Not surprisingly, he was also one of the most photographed men as well. Who among us is unfamiliar with his face and trademark “toothbrush” moustache? It is said that a picture is worth 1,000 words. But the only shots the general public gets to see of Hitler are cherry-picked to produce a certain effect or taken out of context – which means that the “1000 words” for each of those images can be greatly manipulative and misleading. It’s always Hitler with a scowl on his face,…
Author(s): M S King

8. Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law (2018)

 Best Hitler Books To ReadNazism triumphed in Germany during the high era of Jim Crow laws in the United States. Did the American regime of racial oppression in any way inspire the Nazis? The unsettling answer is yes. In Hitler’s American Model, James Whitman presents a detailed investigation of the American impact on the notorious Nuremberg Laws, the centerpiece anti-Jewish legislation of the Nazi regime. Both American citizenship and antimiscegenation laws proved directly relevant to the two principal Nuremberg Laws―the Citizenship Law and the Blood Law. Contrary to those who have insisted otherwise, Whitman demonstrates that the Nazis took a real,…
Author(s): James Q. Whitman

9. Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolf Hitler (2013)

 Best Hitler Books To Read In a riveting scenario that has never been fully investigated until now, international journalist Gerrard Williams and military historian Simon Dunstan make a powerful case for the Führer’s escape to a remote enclave in Argentina-along with other key Nazis—where he is believed to have lived comfortably until 1962. Following years of meticulous research, the authors reconstruct the dramatic plot-including astonishing evidence and compelling testimony, some only recently declassified. Impossible to put down, Grey Wolf unravels an…
Author(s): Simon Dunstan, Gerrard Williams

10. Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography (1991)

 Best Hitler Books To ReadPulitzer Prize-winning historian John Toland’s classic, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, accessible, and, as much as possible, objective account of the life of a man whose evil effect on the world in the twentieth century will always be felt.Toland’s research provided one of the final opportunities for a historian to conduct personal interviews with over two hundred individuals intimately associated with Hitler. At a certain distance yet still with access to many of the people who enabled and who opposed the führer and his Third Reich, Toland strove to treat this…
Author(s): John Toland

11. When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (2009)

 Best Hitler Books To ReadBased on the gripping real-life story of the author, this poignant, suspenseful middle-grade novel has been a favorite for over forty years. Perfect for Holocaust Remembrance Month.Anna is not sure who Hitler is, but she sees his face on posters all over Berlin. Then one morning, Anna and her brother awake to find her father gone! Her mother explains that their father has had to leave and soon they will secretly join him. Anna just doesn’t understand. Why do their parents keep insisting that Germany is no longer safe for Jews like them?Because of Hitler, Anna must leave everything behind….
Author(s): Judith Kerr

12. Making Bombs for Hitler (2019)

 Best Hitler Books To ReadLida thought she was safe. Her neighbors wearing the yellow star were all taken away, but Lida is not Jewish. She will be fine, won’t she?But she cannot escape the horrors of World War II.Lida’s parents are ripped away from her and she is separated from her beloved sister, Larissa. The Nazis take Lida to a brutal work camp, where she and other Ukrainian children are forced into backbreaking labor. Starving and terrified, Lida bonds with her fellow prisoners, but none of them know if they’ll live to see tomorrow.When Lida and her friends are assigned to make bombs for the German…
Author(s): Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch

13. The Secret Journals of Adolf Hitler: Volume I – The Anointed (Volume 1) (2017)

 Best Hitler Books To ReadWhat happenings and environments wrought one of the most hated men in history? How does a child become a young man who evolved into a self-proclaimed messiah? Why did this man become a psychotic who was responsible for the deaths of more than 50 million people? This book follows the first, formative years of Adolf Hitler's life. Presented as a personal journal, this is a fact-supported re-telling of a desperate existence, as viewed by Hitler, and tracks the points of pain that forged his beliefs. From a childhood of abuse and cheating death to an agonizing…
Author(s): A. G. Mogan

14. The Life and Death of Adolf Hitler (2015)

 Best Hitler Books To Read* “The most complete and successful biography of the Führer available for this audience.”—SLJ, starred review Many people believe Hitler was the personification of evil. In this Sibert Medal–winning biography, James Cross Giblin penetrates this façade and presents a picture of a complex person—at once a brilliant, influential politician and a deeply disturbed man. Giblin explores the forces that shaped the man as well as the social conditions that furthered his rapid rise to power. Powerful archival images provide a haunting visual accompaniment to this clear…
Author(s): James Cross Giblin

15. Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (2012)

 Best Hitler Books To ReadFrom the bestselling author of On Tyranny, the definitive history of Hitler’s and Stalin’s wars against the civilians of Europe in World War TwoAmericans call the Second World War “The Good War.”But before it even began, America’s wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens–and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was finally defeated, he had murdered six million Jews and nearly as many other Europeans. At war’s end, both the German and the Soviet killing sites fell behind the iron curtain, leaving the history of mass killing in…
Author(s): Timothy Snyder

Best Hitler Books to Read

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Hitler: A Biography

Author(s): Peter Longerich
ID: 2421410, Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 5 Sept 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

Hitler: Only the World Was Enough

Author(s): Brendan Simms
ID: 2449848, Publisher: Penguin Books, Year: 5 Sept 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

My Father Joachim von Ribbentrop: Hitler’s Foreign Minister, Experiences and Memories

Author(s): Rudolf von Ribbentrop
ID: 2449091, Publisher: Pen and Sword Military, Year: 30 Jan 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

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