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Hitler A Global BiographyFrom a prize winning historian the definitive biography of Adolph HitlerHitler offers a deeply learned and radically revisionist biography arguing that the dictator's main strategic enemy from the start of his political career in the 1920s was not communism or the Soviet Union but capitalism and the United States Whereas most historians have argued that Hitler underestimated the American threat Simms shows that Hitler embarked on a preemptive war with the United States precisely because he considered it such a potent adversary The war against the Jews was driven both by his anxiety about combating the supposed forces of international plutocracy and by a broader desire to maintain the domestic cohesion he thought necessary for survival on the international scene A powerfully argued and utterly definitive account of a murderous tyrant we thought we understood Hitler is essential listening for anyone seeking to understand the origins and outcomes of the Second World War This is a sophisticated history of the European theatre of world war two Why the sub title A Global History escapes me There's not much new information here that is not already covered in studies by Max Hastings William Shirer Gerhard Weinberg Andrew Roberts Antony Beevor or Ian Kershaw There are some interesting tidbits that i was unaware of for example the only thing Hitler asked the Japanese for was that they cut off the supply of American war material to the Soviet Union via Vladivostock which they never did page 444 Or Goebbels for his part was impressed by Gandhi whom he likened to a messiah page 106 Mr Simms book is well written and meticulously researched I read it because Victor Davis Hanson gave this book an approbation and i believe Victor Davis Hanson is one of the best historians today plus his recent book on the world war is a masterpiece I recommend Brendan Simms' fine book although there are some items i disagree with eg a huge proportion of the German war economy was geared towards fighting the Anglo Americans Then why were 164 German divisions in the east fighting the Russians? And why as Andrew Roberts points out in his Churchill biography for every five German soldiers killed in combat in the Second World War four were to die on the Eastern Russian front?

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PDF Ù BOOK Hitler A Global Biography FREE Ó JOIN OR CREATE BOOK CLUBS É ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Hitler: A Global Biography By Join or create book clubs ⚣ – Eyltransferservices.co.uk From a prize winning historian the definitive biography of Adolph HitlerHitler offers a deeply learnedFrom a prize winning historian the definitive biography of Adolph HitlerHitler offers a deeply learned and radically revisionist biography arguing that the dictator's main strategic enemy from the start of his political career in the 1920s was not communism or the Soviet Union but capitalism and the United States Whereas most historians have argued that Hitler underestimated the American threat Simms shows that Hitler embarked on a preemptive war with the United States precisely because he considered it such a potent adversary The war against the Jews was driven both by his anxiety about combating the supposed forces of international plutocracy and by a broader desire to maintain the domestic cohesion he thought necessary for survival on the international scene A powerfully argued and utterly definitive account of a murderous tyrant we thought we understood Hitler is essential listening for anyone seeking to understand the origins and outcomes of the Second World War I agree with the previous reveiwer This is a revisionist history of Hitler The book offers fresh interpretations of familiar material and presents new material I am assuming that he gave it 4 stars since to fully appreciate Simms thesis it helps a great deal to be familiar with previous works on Hitler However for readers familiar with the standard biographies of Hitler Simms' work is outstanding I find myself rethinking my previous conclusions A truly thought provoking work

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From a prize winning historian the definitive biography of Adolph HitlerHitler offers a deeply learned and radically revisionist biography arguing that the dictator's main strategic enemy from the start of his political career in the 1920s was not communism or the Soviet Union but capitalism and the United States Whereas most historians have argued that Hitler underestimated the American threat Simms shows that Hitler embarked on a preemptive war with the United States precisely because he considered it such a potent adversary The war against the Jews was driven both by his anxiety about combating the supposed forces of international plutocracy and by a broader desire to maintain the domestic cohesion he thought necessary for survival on the international scene A powerfully argued and utterly definitive account of a murderous tyrant we thought we understood Hitler is essential listening for anyone seeking to understand the origins and outcomes of the Second World War An interesting contrarian biography of Hitler A good read but not for those without a prior background in the subject This is a political biography and not in any way an account of his personal lifeIn the beginning the author outlines three points he intends to develop1 “Hitler’s principal preoccupation throughout his career was Anglo America and global capitalism rather than the Soviet Union and Bolshevism”2 “Hitler’s view of the German Volk–even when purged of Jews and other ‘undesirables’–was highly ambivalent reflecting a sense of inferiority by comparison with the ‘Anglo Saxons”3 “we have–for very understandable reasons–focused too much on Hitler’s murderous ‘negative eugenics’ against the Jews and other ‘undesirables’ and not enough on what he regarded as his ‘positive eugenics’ which were designed to ‘elevate’ the German people to the level of their British and American rivalsThe second and third points are used mainly to support the firstMost biographies of Hitler have looked east to the Soviet Union and focused on his obsession with “Jewish Bolshevism” as the primary driver of his beliefs and actions This biography looks west and presents Hitler’s perception of Anglo America global capitalism and the generations of German immigrants that made such a vital contribution to America to the detriment of Germany as the primary driver of his beliefs and actionsThe author brings to light a great deal of important information either neglected or omitted in other works on Hitler There is a wealth of new material here that is critical in understanding Hitler and how the evil he unleashed developed But in swinging the pendulum west the author neglects the role the Soviet Union and communism played in Hitler’s thinking and planning What is needed here is also needed in other biographies – a balance that looks both east and west for an explanation of Hitler This in no way diminishes the important information the author presents But the reader should be aware that both east and west were significant factors in Hitler’s thinking and planning and that there is to the story than what is presented here or in any other single biography This focus west sometimes leads to some distortions my opinion regarding the weight the author places on Anglo American actions and the effect they had on the Nazi war effort such as the impact of bombing and the campaign in North Africa as compared with Soviet actionsThe original research the author did on the development of Hitler’s thinking from 1919 – 1925 is very impressive He makes an attempt at finding a unifying thread in Hitler’s thinking philosophy and gets off to a good start here But at some point probably around 1925 Hitler’s thinking is consumed by the pursuit of power and his “philosophy” becomes whatever fits a particular time and circumstance What he says depends almost entirely on his audience and his intentions at that moment and can and often is completely disconnected from what has come before or will come afterThe author avoids rewriting much that has already been written exhaustively about Hitler The use of Rosenberg’s writings is interesting and a welcome relief from the same uotations from Goebbels This is not just another rewriting of his life using the same information same evidence same stories This will make the book very interesting for people who have already read much about Hitler But on the opposite side this is not an ideal book for someone who has not read other biographies of Hitler Ian Kershaw’s “Hitler” is a much better starting point The lack of information about the impact Albert Speer had on Hitler’s understanding of the United States is disappointing given Speer’s role in industrial reorganization management The same could be said of Joseph Goebbels’ role in the tension between those that looked east and those that looked west for a solution to the post 1941 failing war effortThe reader should have some knowledge of the Third Reich and the Holocaust before reading this work Richard Evan’s “The Third Reich in Power” and Henry Friedlander’s “The Origins of Nazi Genocide” are excellent This is not a history of the Third Reich the Holocaust or World War II – it is a political biography of Hitler Since the author brings to light much about Hitler’s thinking regarding the United States and Britain the reader should consider The Rise and Fall of the British Empire by Lawrence James “The American West and the Nazi East” by Carol Kakel and “Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars by Edward B Westermann as excellent companions for this book Hitler's 'National Community' Society and Culture in Nazi Germany by Lisa Pine would also be excellent to read with after this biographyOverall a good biography definitely one with a different viewpoint It has flaws like all biographies but the different viewpoint makes it a worthwhile read with an important perspective