Hitler's Private Library: The Books that Shaped his Life

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He was, of course, a man better known for burning books than collecting them and yet by the time he died, aged 56, Adolf Hitler owned an estimated 16,000 volumes - the works of historians, philosophers, poets, playwrights and novelists.

For the first time, Timothy W. Ryback offers a systematic examination of this remarkable collection. The volumes in Hitler's library are fascinating in themselves but it is the marginalia - the comments, the exclamation marks, the questions and underlinings - even the dirty thumbprints on the pages of a book he read in the trenches of the First World War - which are so revealing.

Hitler's Private Library provides us with a remarkable view of Hitler's evolution - and unparalleled insights into his emotional and intellectual world. Utterly compelling, it is also a landmark in our understanding of the Third Reich.

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" Elegantly written, meticulously researched, fascinating" ( Ian Kershaw)

"Lively and entertaining survey of the dictator's reading ... a wealth of fascinating detail" (Richard Overy Sunday Telegraph)

"Enlightening" (Clive Sinclair, Book of the Week Independent)

"Ryback has made an original and interesting contribution to the study of this monster, not least by showing that, in some respects, he was just like many of the rest of us" (Simon Heffer Daily Telegraph)

"Ryback's...volume is unique in its focus on a limited number of books and in the forensic attention he lavishes on them" (Bertrand Benoit Financial Times Review)

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Hitler's Private Library is a meticulously researched and highly original focus on one of history's most enigmatic figures. Timothy W. Ryback shines his laser-like perceptions into the library and mind of Adolf Hitler in a way no previous book has done. Anyone even vaguely interested in the uses and misuses of `a little bit of knowledge' and ideology will marvel--and shudder--at Ryback's riveting insights.

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