Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi

By: Thomas Weber

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The story of the making of Adolf Hitler that we are all familiar with is the one Hitler himself wove in his 1924 trial, and then expanded upon in Mein Kampf. It tells of his rapid emergence as National Socialist leader in 1919, and of how he successfully rallied most of Munich and the majority of Bavaria's establishment to support the famous beer-hall putsch of 1923. It is an account which has largely been taken at face value for over ninety years. Yet, on closer examination, Hitler's account of his experiences in the years immediately following the First World War turns out to be every bit as unreliable as his account of his experiences as a soldier during the war itself. In Becoming Hitler, Thomas Weber continues from where he left off in his previous book, Hitler's First War, stripping away the layers of myth and fabrication in Hitler's own tale to tell the real story of Hitler's politicization and radicalization in post-First World War Munich. It is the gripping account of how an awkward and unemployed loner with virtually no recognizable leadership qualities and fluctuating political ideas turned into the charismatic, self-assured, virulently anti-Semitic leader with an all-or-nothing approach to politics with whom the world was soon to become tragically familiar. As Weber clearly shows, far from the picture of a fully-formed political leader which Hitler wanted to portray in Mein Kampf, his ideas and priorities were still very uncertain and largely undefined in early 1919 ? and they continued to shift until 1923. Printed Pages: 448

Title: Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi

Author Name: Thomas Weber

Categories: Non-fiction, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, Oxford University Press/ Prakash Books:

ISBN: 0199664625

ISBN 13: 9780199664627

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 1200031

Keywords: Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi Thomas Weber