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A Readable History text: not necessarily a contradiction,
This review is from: Hitler, 1889-1936: Hubris (Penguin Press history) (Paperback)
As a student of Modern History, it is both refreshing and useful to find a book which is not only such a major part of the current historiography on such an significant subject but also so accessible. Kershaw's book gives an important insight into the background of Hitler's early life and into the environment which helped to spawn the dictator who more than anyone contributed to the outbreak of the Second World War.
Apart from being fantastically well researched, "Hubris" is clear and easy to read and provides a useful re-examination of this topic, which until now had only been covered by Alan Bullock's early (but nevertheless brilliant) study of Hitler. This book is a must-read for anyone who is interested in the subject and an exceptionally useful aid for anyone studying Nazi history at university.