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The dark charisma of Adolf Hitler

Laurence Rees

Adolf Hitler was an unlikely leader – fuelled by hate, incapable of forming normal human relationships, unwilling to debate political issues – and yet he commanded enormous support. How was it possible that he became such an attractive figure to millions of people?

The Holocaust, the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, the outbreak of the Second World War – all these cataclysmic events can be laid at Hitler's door. He was a war criminal arguably without precedent in the history of the world. Yet, as many who knew him confirm, he was still able to exert a powerful influence over the people who encountered him.

In this fascinating book, the acclaimed historian and documentary maker Laurence Rees examines the nature of Hitler's appeal, and reveals the role Hitler's supposed ‘charisma' played in his success. The Charisma of Adolf Hitler is a natural culmination of twenty years of writing and research on the Third Reich, and a remarkable examination of the man and the mind at the heart of it all.

 Soft cover, 608 pages.