By (author) Ian Kershaw
Normal Price: $40.22
Your Price: $36.19 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.02! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.81 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 10-12 days
Hitler, 1936-1945 by Ian Kershaw
Book DescriptionWinner of the Wolfson Prize for History, Ian Kershaw's "Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis" is the concluding second volume of one of the greatest biographies of modern times. No figure in twentieth century history more clearly demands a close biographical understanding than Adolf Hitler; and no period is more important than the Second World War. Beginning with Hitler's startling European successes in the aftermath of the Rhineland occupation, from Czechoslovakia to Poland; addressing crucial questions about the unique nature of Nazi radicalism; exploring the Holocaust and the poisoned European world that allowed Hitler to operate so effectively; and ending nine years later with the suicide in the Berlin bunker, Kershaw allows us as never before to understand Hitler's motivation and impact. "Magisterial ...anyone who wishes to understand the third reich must read Kershaw, for no on has done more to lay bare Hitler's morbid psyche". (Niall Ferguson, "Sunday Telegraph"). "An achievement of the very highest order ...a marvellous book". (Michael Burleigh, "Financial Times"). "No previous biographer has examined Hitler's devilishness in Kershaw's detail ...his book is so comprehensive, so richly documented and so judicious that it will not soon be superseded". (Daniel Johnson, "Daily Telegraph"). Ian Kershaw's other books include "Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis", "Making Friends with Hitler", "Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions that Changed the World 1940-4" and "The End: Hitler's Germany, 1944-45". "Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis" received the Wolfson History Prize and the Bruno Kreisky Prize in Austria for Political Book of the Year, and was joint winner of the inaugural British Academy Book Prize.
Buy Hitler, 1936-1945 book by Ian Kershaw from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780140272390
(198mm x 129mm x 52mm)
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ian Kershaw
To Hell and Back, Paperback (June 2016)
In the summer of 1914 most of Europe plunged into a war so catastrophic that it unhinged the continent's politics and beliefs in a way that took generations to recover from. This title presents the narrative of events. It also deals with the most difficult issues that the events raise - with what it meant for the Europeans who initiated and more.
End, Paperback (April 2012)
In almost every major war there comes a point where defeat looms for one side and its rulers cut a deal with the victors, if only in an attempt to save their own skins. This title offers an account of the final months of the Nazi war machine, from the failed attempt to assassinate Hitler in July 1944 to the German surrender in May 1945.
Hitler, Paperback (February 2010)» View all books by Ian Kershaw
Tells the story of how a bitter, failed art student from an obscure corner of Austria rose to unparalleled power, destroying the lives of millions and bringing the world to the brink of Armageddon.
UK Kirkus Review » This gripping, eminently readable book is the second half of the best life of Hitler, the 20th century's principal villain. (The first half, 'Hubris', came out two years ago). It runs from his political high point in 1936 when he got away with remilitarizing the Rhineland, through his military peak when in six weeks in 1940 he wiped out France as a great military power, to his suicide in the ruins of his capital in 1945. Kershaw presents the troubled diplomacy of the late 1930s primarily through Hitler's eyes, and shows how Hitler and Chamberlain misjudged each other at Munich with fatal consequences for European peace. He has a thorough grasp of the lack of system with which the Nazis ran Germany, and often shows how 'working towards the Fuehrer' had disastrous results. He demonstrates that Hitler had his eye on eventual domination of the world by Germany, and meanwhile was determined to rid the world of Jews. No one can be left in any doubt that the massacre of millions of Jews by the Nazis derived from Hitler's own wishes, though he was sly enough never to sign an order enforcing it. Many of Hitler's decisions, such as the one to attack Russia before he had defeated Great Britain, now seemed absurd; at the time they seemed to him obvious and necessary. He was a tremendous self-deceiver, as well as a spellbinding orator. Kershaw shows also that the blame for atrocities belongs not only to Hitler, nor to his SS killing squads: the army was to blame too, and the bulk of the population either approved, or did nothing to interfere. He has plenty of graphic detail as well, for instance on the intricacies of the 20 July 1944 plot, from which only the devil's own luck preserved Hitler, or the final bonfire - unwitnessed, because the shelling was so heavy - which used so much petrol that all was left of the Fuehrer fitted into a cigar box. (Kirkus UK)
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Hitler, 1936-1945 book by Ian Kershaw and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Ian Kershaw
IAN KERSHAW's other books include Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris; Making Friends with Hitler; Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions that Changed the World, 1940-4; and The End: Hitler's Germany, 1944-45. Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis received the Wolfson History Prize and the Bruno Kreisky Prize in Austria for Political Book of the Year, and was joint winner of the inaugural British Academy Book Prize. Until his retirement in 2008, Ian Kershaw was Professor of Modern History at the University of Sheffield. For services to history he was given the German award of the Federal Cross of Merit in 1994. He was knighted in 2002 and awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal by the Historical Association in 2004. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.