Adolf Hitler is perceived to be the most evil political leader of twentieth-century Europe. By presenting a critical selection of primary source material this book examines Hitler's background and involvement in the rise of National Socialism, the government of the Third Reich, leadership of the Second World War in Germany and his psychology, to discuss Hitler's credentials as a revolutionary.
This volume includes examination of:
* the general characteristics of revolutions and revolutionaries
* Hitler as agitator, dictator, deceiver and warlord
* Hitler's architectural and artistic ambitions
* Hitler's mind and personality.
Hitler investigates what it was that motivated this national leader to commit such monstrosities which still cast a shadow over Europe today.
Martyn Housden is Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary European History at the University of Bradford. He is author of Helmut Nicolai and Nazi Ideology (Macmillan, 1992) and Resistance and Conformity in the Third Reich (Routledge, 1997).
'Clear and balanced ... a welcome addition to the valuable Routledge Sources in history series' - Joachim Whaley, Journal of European Studies