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The "Hitler myth" : image and reality in the Third Reich

Author: Ian Kershaw
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1987
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of the myth that sustained one of the most notorious dictators, delves into Hitler's powerful hold over the German people. In this work, Ian Kershaw argues that it lay not so much in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Adolf Hitler
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Kershaw
ISBN: 0192802062 9780192802064
OCLC Number: 47063365
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: xii, 299 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Part One: The Making of the 'Hitler Myth', 1920-1940: 1. 'Fuhrer of the Coming Germany": The Hitler Image in the Weimar Era --
2. 'Symbol of the Nation': The Propaganda Profile of Hitler, 1933-1936 --
3. 'Fuhrer without Sin': Hitler and the 'Little Hitlers' --
'The Fuhrer restores Order': The Night of the Long Knives', 30 June 1934 --
The 'Little Hitlers': The Image of the Local Party Bosses --
4. The Fuhrer versus the Radicals: Hitler's Image and the 'Church Struggle' --
5. Hitler the Statesman: War and Peace in the Balance --
'Triumph without Blodshed' --
Tension --
War --
Part Two: The Breaking of the 'Hitler Myth', 1940-1945: 6. Blitzkrieg Triumph: High Peak of Popularity, 1940-1941 --
7. The War turns Sour: The 'Hitler Myth' starts to crumble --
8. Defeat and Disaster: The 'Hitler Myth' collapses --
Part Three: The 'Hitler Myth' and the Path to Genocide: 9. Hitler's Popular Image and the'Jewish Question'.
Other Titles: Hitler-Mythos.
Responsibility: Ian Kershaw.

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"The strength of Kershaw's study is that he moves beyond a description of the construction of the 'Hitler myth' to analyze its strength and resiliency."--The Richmond Times-Dispatch

 
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