Hitler, 1936-1945: Nemesis - Ian KershawLondon: Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 2000, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper which is sunned at the spine. Text complete, clean and tight.
4th printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Maps;
From the cover: “ WHETHER RIGHT OR WRONG, WE MUST WIN. THAT IS THE ONLY WAY. AND IT IS MORALLY RIGHT AND NECESSARY. AND WHEN WE HAVE WON, WHO WILL ASK US ABOUT THE METHOD? ADOLF HITLER, 1941
It is impossible to offer an adequate parallel to Hitler’s situation in 1936. With the peaceful resolution of the Rhineland crisis, Hitler became both the adored object of the vast majority of Germans and an international symbol of modernity and dynamism. He managed this while in reality being the dictator of a system of single-minded viciousness new to human experience.
Hitler 1936-1945: Nemesis is the definitive account of the twentieth century’s central figure. Drawing on a vast range of material and using the same skills that made Hitler 1889-1936: Hubris a bestseller around the world, lan Kershaw allows us to understand both the dictator himself and the society that made him.
Perhaps this book’s greatest achievement is to make clear the often conflicting dynamics that led from the seemingly stable, successful Germany of 1937 to the brutalized military state of the 1940s. By concentrating on the figure of Hitler, Kershaw both gives an immediacy and texture to these terrible events and shows the options available to Germany and its ruler at each point in the unfolding disaster. At the heart of the book lies Hitler’s decision to unleash annihilatory war in the East and the terrifying new moral universe this brought into being: the degradation of enemies into ‘beasts’ and the hatching of the ‘Final Solution’.
This is the story of a poisoned world and of a man who was both shaped by that world and — to a catastrophic degree — created it.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XLVI] 1115 pages.