The subtitle of this book, "The nightmare rise and fall of Adolph Hitler" more aptly conveys what Paul Roland's book is really about. It is more about Hitler than the Nazi movement itself, despite the fact the two are inseparable. The author gives many different opinions of Hitler and makes many assumptions about him that may or may not be accurate. But I found his ideas about Hitler riveting. His insights into Hitler's mind and personality are very interesting. Having written many other books on related and also different subjects, Roland is no doubt a very knowledgable writer. And he writes well. It is easy to understand what he is saying, whether the reader accepts what he says or not. His study of Hitler from his birth until his death is rather comprehensive. I would recommend the book more to readers who have read many books on Hitler than to those who have not read much on Hitler because much of what Roland says is debatable and the reader needs to already have a deep understanding of Hitler to be able to intelligently assess the allegations Roland makes about Hitler and the theories he advances about him. I would remiss in not indicating the book contains many pictures, several that have been depicted in other publications, but several I have never seen before.