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Author Ryback, Timothy W
Title Hitler's private library : the books that shaped his life / by Timothy W. Ryback
Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2008

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Edition 1st ed
Descript xx, 278 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm
Contents Preface: The man who burned books -- Frontline reading, 1915 - The mentor's trade -- The Hitler trilogy -- The lost philosopher -- Book wars -- Divine inspiration -- Frontline reading, 1940 -- Hitler's history of the Second World War -- A miracle deferred
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary An original exploration of some of the formative influences in Hitler's life--the books he most revered, and how they shaped the man and his thinking. Hitler's education and worldview were formed largely from the books in his private library. Recently, hundreds of those books were discovered in the Library of Congress by Timothy Ryback, complete with Hitler's marginalia on their pages--underlines, question marks, exclamation points, scrawled comments. Ryback traces the path of the key phrases and ideas that Hitler incorporated into his writing, speeches, conversations, self-definition, and actions. In the process, he demonstrates the ability of books to preserve in vivid ways the lives of their collectors.--From publisher description
Subject Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Books and reading
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Knowledge and learning
Library of Congress catalogs
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945
ISBN/ISSN 9781400042043
1400042046


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