Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi by Thomas Weber

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In Becoming Hitler, award-winning historian Thomas Weber examines Adolf Hitler's time in Munich between 1918 and 1926, the years when Hitler shed his awkward, feckless persona and transformed himself into a savvy opportunistic political operator who saw himself as Germany's messiah. The story of Hitler's transformation is one of a fateful match between man and city. After opportunistically fluctuating between the ideas of the left and the right, Hitler emerged as an astonishingly flexible leader of Munich's right-wing movement. The tragedy for Germany and the world was that Hitler found himself in Munich; had he not been in Bavaria in the wake of the war and the revolution, his transformation into a National Socialist may never have occurred.

In Becoming Hitler, Weber brilliantly charts this tragic metamorphosis, dramatically expanding our knowledge of how Hitler became a lethal demagogue.

Title : Becoming Hitler: The Making of a Nazi
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ISBN : 0465032680
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 480 pages


Erik rated it ★★★★☆

November 15, 2017

This book reviews Adolf Hitler's ideological development and political machinations from the time of the end of WWI in 1918 until the publication of the second volume of Mein Kampf in 1926, revealing that Hitler's own account of his life to that point was substantially fabricated. Instead, theref...

Michele rated it ★★★★☆

February 15, 2018

A fascinating look at the years after World War I and before Hitler came to power, exploring how his ideas evolved, who and what influenced his thinking, how he navigated situations to make himself look good, the extensive reinventions he made to his past to write a better "story" -- in short, ho...

Paul rated it ★★★★★

January 17, 2018

"Becoming Hitler" follows on from Professor Weber's previous book "Hitler's First War". As per his previous book, the author looks at Hitler's true career with a magnifying glass and cuts through Hitler's propaganda to see his true actions and opinions in the period 1918-1924. Weber's conclusions...

Scott rated it ★★★☆☆

January 17, 2018

(Audiobook) When mentioning Hitler, you tend to conjure images of arguably the greatest villain of the modern era. In many respects, that is true. Hitler eventually evolved into the anti-semantic, racist hard-right leader of the National Socialist Party, which drove the world into the most devast...

Frederic rated it ★★★☆☆

January 05, 2018

This is not a comprehensive biography. Nor is it a military history. It's a snapshot biography of the 1918 to 1926 period, when Hitler assembled his toxic combination of anti-Semitism and expansionist vision for Germany. Above all, the book feels incomplete. There's no explanation of how Hitler s...

Cullen rated it ★★★★☆

December 12, 2017

It feels quite odd rating a book on Hitler as it goes, however Weber’s book is different as it attempts to discern reality from the propaganda. What’s always fascinating is how an entire populous was brainwashed by fear mongering and anti semitism from a man who had ancestral links to the very peo...

Ali rated it ★★★☆☆

March 19, 2018

Insightful book that tries to demystify the making of Adolf Hitler. Repetitive writing style that can be boring at times though.

David rated it ★★★☆☆

February 14, 2018

Read like a text book. I found it boring and hard to finish

Donna rated it ★☆☆☆☆

December 06, 2017

really boring as it is war d

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