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This review is from: The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler: Leading Millions into the Abyss (Hardcover)
This is a really wonderful book. It provides an overview of Hitler's dark reign and focuses on his ability to influence and appeal to people. We see a leader who was highly effective primarily because he was in the right place at the right time. After years of recession, spiralling inflation and ineffective government; Hitler seemed to provide the people with what they most craved: a strong man ready to accept responsibility and restore order and respect-few Germans cared precisely how.
Those who have read Rees other books or watched his excellent documentaries, will be familiar with his easy going style. This book is a good introduction to Rees work and provides an excellent analysis of the dictator's pursuasive powers, even for those who have read many books on the Third Reich.