By (author) Beryl Bainbridge
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Young Adolf by Beryl Bainbridge
Book DescriptionParanoid, wilful, lazy, the young Adolf Hitler turns up in Liverpool to stay with his brother Alois and sister-in-law Bridget. Hailed by Alois as a student and an artist, Adolf soon irritates his family beyond measure by his constant sponging and his tendency to get into serious trouble with the English. Surely this is a young man who will never amount to anything.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349116136
(196mm x 126mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 3-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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UK Kirkus Review » This provocative novel is not history but it reflects and embodies some profound historical questions - the true enigmas historians have yet to solve. Bainbridge bases her story on a discredited report that Hitler, as a 20-year-old youth, spent a year sponging off his distant English relatives (his half-brother Alois Jr and the Irish woman Bridget he married and lived with in Liverpool at the time of the supposed visit in 1911). Her Hitler is a diffident, lazy slacker with no goals, no passions and no direction, and her novel throws into stark light the question unanswered by a half-century of history: how do we get from there to here? How do we explain Hitler's evolution from the hapless bohemian of the Vienna streets to the monstrous mass-murderer he became? Review by Ron Rosenbaum, whose works include 'Explaining Hitler' (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Beryl Bainbridge
Beryl Bainbridge wrote seventeen novels, two travel books and five plays for stage and television, she was shortlisted for the Booker Prize five times, and won literary awards including the Whitbread Prize and the Author of the Year Award at the British Book Awards. She died in July 2010.
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