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Mein Kampf Paperback – 1999
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My Struggle is a book that few people will want to read. This is because it was written by one of the most reviled men in history and because of the way it was written. The impression of Hitler from films and World War II books is simply a negative one: An evil war mongerer responsible for the deaths of millions. Reading his own book is intriguing and this is part of its relatively small appeal. In a similar way that classic books (e.g. Anna Karenina/Dead Souls) begin, after the first few pages you realise you are reading something created by an exceptional mind. However this book is not a beautiful story. This is not like a magazine article tackling a hard subject with little time which gives the astute reader the impression that he or she knows more about the subject than the writer. The first book `A Reckoning is partially a story of Hitler s life, World War One and much of his theories and philosophy. You enter into a strange world of paragraph long sentences, repetition, constantly twisting and turning. Hitler has a go at politicians, policies, parasites e.t.c. and in a classic way is blind to the concept that his ideas might be as blinkered as those he attacks. He believes anything miserable, weak or cowardly must be eradicated, having no compassion or pity for anything that does not conform to his ideals. Hatred is a large part of this book. This book has more hatred in it than a quarter of a mile long oil tanker has oil. There is hatred for Jews, hatred against anyone who is not ulta-nationalistic or anyone not German. The author gives the impression that if the whole world were wiped out except for Germany this in itself would not be a bad thing --By A Customer on 22 Mar. 2006
A good political read, very interesting to hear Hitler's rationale contemporaneously. --By A. G. Mahoney on 5 Feb. 2011
This new edition is easier to read, it has historical notes in the text, and it is more accurate than the other translations. It is by the same company that produced "Mein Kampf: A translation controversy"This is an excellent edition of Mein Kampf. --By EarlR on 2 Nov. 2010 -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Paperback.
About the Author
Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was an Austrian-born German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party (NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer ("leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. He was effectively dictator of Nazi Germany, and was at the centre of World War II in Europe and the Holocaust. Hitler was a decorated veteran of World War I. He joined the precursor of the NSDAP, the German Workers' Party, in 1919 and became leader of the NSDAP in 1921. In 1923, he attempted a coup in Munich to seize power. The failed coup resulted in Hitler's imprisonment, during which time he dictated his autobiography and political manifesto Mein Kampf ("My Struggle"). After his release in 1924, Hitler gained popular support by attacking the Treaty of Versailles -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Paperback.
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a glimpse of how Hitler viewed himself and his worth. This is often quite out of sync with how others viewed him, his life and his thoughts, obviously, and it's perfectly highlighted by the fact that, actually, Hitler wasn't very good at writing books! Perhaps no editor had the sauce to tell him he needed to sharpen up on his flow etc and it shows - his writings are often quite long-winded and meandering, taking a long time to not get very far without inspiring much in-between - this is a very opposing style of communicating his ideas compared to how he would deliver speeches etc, so it feels quite flat.
Beyond experiencing Hitler in his own first-person thoughts, I think most people would get more out of this book if it were
simply trimmed into lists of interesting facts.
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