Wolfram Pyta: Hitler . Siedler Verlag (Hardcover, History, Biographies)


The artist as a politician and commander. A leadership analysed

Original Title: Hitler

Hardcover with jacket, 848 pages, 15.0 x 22.7 cm, 5.9 x 8.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-8275-0058-8
€ 39.99 [D] | € 41.20 [A] | CHF 52.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Siedler

Date of publication: April 14, 2015
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Rights sold to: US/World Engl. (Yale UP)

Wolfram  Pyta - Hitler


The dictator and the power of stage managing – a new view of Hitler's rule

Wolfram Pyta, renowned modern historian and the director of the Ludwigsburg Research Centre for the Clarification of NS Crimes, has taken a completely new look at the rule and personality of Adolf Hitler. Hitler's rise to power was by no means the culmination of his obsession with a particular political ideology. Rather it was the result of politics being stage managed, of the aesthetic principles the man calling himself an artist had internalised by the mid-1920's.

This book is a view as enlightening as it is fascinating of Hitler's career from a social outcast and dabbler in art to a respectable politician who not only rises to the heights of power but can assert himself as a commander when the country is in ruins – because the cult of himself as a genius gives him the necessary legitimation.

"Even those who have dealt with the subject of Hitler will see things differently and have a greater understanding after reading this monograph. [...] Great praise."

Stuttgarter Zeitung


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