Hitler: The Missing Years

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Arcade Publishing, 1994 - 308 Seiten
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This highly personal memoir by one of Adolf Hitler's closest associates during the Nazi rise to power delves into the mind and character of the man responsible for more death and destruction than any person in history.
Hanfstaengl graduated from Harvard and ran the family business in New York for a dozen years before returning to Germany in 1921. There by chance he heard Adolf Hitler.
Hanfstaengl befriended Hitler and welcomed him into his home. He saw himself as a civilizing influence on the volatile politician, and for a time he was. But later, after Hitler was jailed in Landsberg, their relationship began to change. It was there Hitler wrote Mein Kampf, honing his fanatical theories and ideas - especially his growing anti-Semitism - and surrounding himself with rabid extremists like Goering, Hess, Rosenberg, and Goebbels.
 

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INTRODUCTION BY JOHN TOLAND
5
INTRODUCTION TO THE ORIGINAL EDITION
11
Harvards Gift to Hitler
21
Tristan in the Thierschstrasse
38
One Side to a Statue
55
Particular Generals
75
Fiasco at the Feldherrnhalle
91
Twilight at Landsberg
110
Lohengrin Prevails
170
Disillusionment at Nuremberg
196
Circus at the Chancellery
216
A Murderers Welcome
240
The Last Chord
254
Wilderness and Flight
271
The Catoctin Conversation
287
AFTERWORD BY EGON HANFSTAENGL
303

Hitler and Henry VIII
126
The Bohemian at the Brown House
140

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Über den Autor (1994)

Ernst Hanfstaengl was born in 1887 to German and American parents. He was educated at Harvard, but eventually moved to Germany, where he met a young Hitler at the very beginning of his political rise. After turning down Hitler's invitation to continue as his foreign press secretary, he returned to the United States, where he worked with the American government against the Nazi regime. He died in 1975.

John Willard Toland was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin on June 29, 1912. He received a B. A. from Williams College and attended the Yale University School of Drama from 1936 to 1937. From 1942 to 1949, he served as a captain in Special Services in the Army Air Force, stationed in the United States. His first book, Ships in the Sky, was published in 1957. His other books include Adolf Hitler, Infamy: Pearl Harbor and Its Aftermath, and Captured by History. He won the 1971 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction for The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945. He died from pneumonia on January 4, 2004 at the age of 91.

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