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Hitler's letters and notes

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Hitler's letters and notes
Call No: 943.086 H67ma

Call Number943.086 H67ma
Dates[1974]; ©1974
Statement of ResponsibilityWerner Maser ; translated from the German by Arnold Pomerans.
Creators & ContributorsMaser, Werner (author)
Hitler, Adolf (contributor)
Pomerans, Arnold (translator)
Hitler, Adolf (subject)
Summary"This book reveals for the first time how and what Adolf Hitler thought, what he believed in, and what he expected and strove for in the years prior to his publication of Mein Kampf. The book is divided into two parts, the first of which contains letters and postcards (from one-line communications to very long letters) from 1906, when Hitler was seventeen, to 1945... The second part of the book consists of notes Hitler jotted down to clarify his thoughts or to prepare speeches, writings, and plans for actions. Some are fragmentary, others more elaborate. This part gives insight into the development of his thinking. The book ends with his political will and testament." —Book jacket
ContentsPart I. Letters and Bequests
  1. Schoolboy, art student and conscientious objector
  2. Munich and the First World War
  3. In search of a new profile
  4. On the threshold of power
  5. Aftermath of failure
Part II. Hitler's Political Philosophy
  1. Antisemitism
  2. The 'Monumental History of Mankind'
  3. The political testament of 1945
Appendix: Eva Braun's diary
Physical Description 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish, Translated from the German by Arnold Pomerans.
PublisherNew York : Harper & Row
EditionFirst U.S. Edition
  • Translation of: Hitlers Briefe und Notizen
  • Bibliography: page 388
  • Includes index
RecognitionGifted in 2016 by David Albaum