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Hitler: Downfall by Volker Ullrich
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Sep 14, 2021 | ISBN 9781101872062

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A Time Top Ten Nonfiction Book of the Year • An AirMail Best Book of the Year

“The impulsiveness and grandiosity, the bullying and vulgarity, were obvious from the beginning; if anything, they accounted for Adolf Hitler’s anti-establishment appeal. . . . Ullrich argues that the very qualities that accounted for the dictator’s astonishing rise were also what brought about his ultimate ruin.” ⁠—New York Times

“Ullrich’s work is much more than just a biography. It is a work of synthesis, certainly, but a thorough and thoroughly readable one nonetheless, which stands muster alongside Hitler’s most significant earlier biographers: Bullock, Toland, Fest and Kershaw. Elegantly written, engaging and insightful, [Hitler] is a new standard work on its subject.” —BBC History

“The reader who plunges in is rewarded with insight, understanding, fine judgements and read-me narrative drive. [Ullrich’s] biography of Hitler makes essential reading . . . deeply researched, beautifully written and finely judged.” —Daily Mail

“Smoothly written and splendidly translated, Ullrich’s book gives us a Hitler we have not seen before, at once cold-blooded and idealistic, chillingly narcissistic and cloyingly sentimental. . . . Probably the most disturbing portrait of Hitler I have ever read.” —The Sunday Times

“Ullrich’s work is a remarkable treatise on the malevolence of power in modern times. Take care, lest we fall into the trap of autocracy.” —New York Journal of Books

“Magisterial. . . . Lucidly formulated for a new generation of readers and scholars.”
⁠—Library Journal

“An endlessly revealing look at the Nazi regime that touches on large issues and small details alike.” —Kirkus (starred)


Plutarch Award LONGLIST 2021

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