- Paperback: 560 pages
- Publisher: Elite Minds Inc; Uncensored ed. edition (1 Jun. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0984536132
- ISBN-13: 978-0984536139
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.9 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (487 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 725,860 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Mein Kampf Paperback – 1 Jun 2010
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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 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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 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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Top Customer Reviews
If you are not familiar with the book then here is a quick history.
Originally it was published in German, in Germany. English speakers wanted to read it so an abridged version was translated by a man named Dougdale. That edition was shortened and not well received. A man named Murphy translated the Official Nazi Edition which is also available today, however it has some errors and is shorter than the original German. Then in the USA Manheim translated a new english version in 1943 I think. That version was poorly translated and also had many errors plus parts were missing and some parts were left untranslated. So you see that in the past there were no good choices for the English speaker who wanted to read Mein Kampf...until now.
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". Another great book that I recommend which lists errors in the older editions and it has a historical explanation of Mein Kampf which will help you understand it better. This book is based on that book which shows clearly that this book is well researched and more accurate than past translations.
Get this edition if you want to truly understand Hitler's words. If you want to struggle through poorly written copy, read censored versions, or confusing editions, then get Manheim or Murphy.
Recommended to anyone who has an interest in history, politics, and sociology.
Bizarrely the bookcase this now resides on has started to develop a black burnt out patch. The surrounding books are slowly burning away leaving only Mein Kampf and Russell Brand's My Booky Wook.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
No issue with translation. Original author obviously is wrong himself and to be honest I found it very difficult to read due to content and bad writing skills. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
The Kindle version is awful. I could have scanned it better. Loads of missing text and incomplete sentences (one per page). Instance of "t% ^W^ JTHEN my mother died". Read morePublished 7 days ago by T. Bond
A mess of text - editor' s notes indistinguishable from the text. Riddled with typos.Published 10 days ago by Carpenter
The most inspirational man of the 20th century , I wish he was still here today , he may not be alive but he is still here in my heart , I love you xoxoxo falon_lover R.I. Read morePublished 12 days ago by deneze davies
the way this was translated is not great, is really hard to read itPublished 12 days ago by Stanislav Cech
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