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Interesting but Arduous
on 14 November 2017
A fairly good translation although sometimes I think the German to English is a little bit off and so the flow of the text sometimes jars a little and found myself re-reading the odd paragraph. The font is also quite small but beyond these couple of niggles it's an interesting book at least in terms of offering some first person insight into the mind of Hitler, his political views, his personal goals and fancies, interesting facts about his past, what his plans were, what informed those plans and offers
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.