Obsessed by his dream of cleansing Europe Jews. Pulitzer prize-winning historian john toland’s classic, accessible, and, as much as possible, definitive biography of Adolf Hitler remains the most thorough, readable, objective account of the life of a man whose evil affect on the world in the twentieth century will always be felt.
Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography #ad - Toland’s research provided one of the final opportunities for a historian to conduct personal interviews with over two hundred individuals intimately associated with Hitler.
HitlerMariner Books #ad - Fest reveals the singularly penetrating politician, hypnotizing Germans and outsiders alike with the scope of his projects and the theatricality of their presentation. The best single volume available on the torturous life and savage reign of Adolf Hitler. Time a bestseller in its original german edition and subsequently translated into more than a dozen languages, Joachim Fest’s Hitler has become a classic portrait of a man, a nation, and an era.
Fest tells and interprets the extraordinary story of a man’s and nation’s rise from impotence to absolute power, as Germany and Hitler, from shared premises, entered into their covenant. As history and biography, this is a towering achievement, a compelling story told in a way only a German could tell it: “dispassionately, but from the inside” Time.
Hitler #ad - He shows hitler exploiting the resentments of the shaken, post–World War I social order and seeing through all that was hollow behind the appearance of power, at home and abroad. Perhaps most importantly, he also brilliantly uncovers the destructive personality that aimed for and achieved devastation on an unprecedented scale.
American Warlords: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War IIDutton Caliber #ad - From new york Times bestselling author Jonathan W. King, and General George C. Jordan—author of brothers, victors—comes the intimate true story of President Franklin Roosevelt’s inner circle of military leadership, Rivals, the team of rivals who shaped World War II and America. Superbly written, well researched, and highly interesting.
Jean edward smith, new york times bestselling author of FDR and Eisenhower in War and Peace After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States was wakened from its slumber of isolationism. Leadership during world war II, American Warlords is a remarkable glimpse behind the curtain of presidential power.
American Warlords: How Roosevelt's High Command Led America to Victory in World War II #ad - Together, these four men led the nation through history’s most devastating conflict and ushered in a new era of unprecedented American influence, all while forced to overcome the profound personal and political differences which divided them. To help him steer the nation through the coming war, President Franklin Roosevelt turned to the greatest “team of rivals” since the days of Lincoln: Secretary of War Henry Stimson, Admiral Ernest J.
A startling and intimate reassessment of U. S. Marshall.
Richard Nixon: The LifeVintage #ad - Senator; in six, the vice president of the United States of America. Yet amid the turns of that now-legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon’s finer attributes gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness. Ever insecure and increasingly paranoid, he persuaded Americans to gnaw, as he did, on grievances—and to look at one another as enemies.
Farrell’s magisterial biography of the president who came to embody postwar American resentment and division. Within four years of his first victory, Nixon was a U. S. It was a fine legacy, but Nixon cared little for it. It was nixon who launched the mccarthy era, who played white against black with a “southern strategy, ” and spurred the Silent Majority to despise and distrust the country’s elites.
Richard Nixon: The Life #ad - Farrell shows, in a world Richard Nixon made. From a prize-winning biographer comes the defining portrait of a man who led America in a time of turmoil and left us a darker age. He was elected to end the war in Vietnam, but his bombing of Cambodia and Laos enraged the antiwar movement. Few came so far, and so alone, so fast, ” Farrell writes.
Meticulously researched, and offering fresh revelations, brilliantly crafted, it will be hailed as a master work. At the end of wwii, navy lieutenant “nick” Nixon returned from the Pacific and set his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to build a better world.
Stalin in Power: The Russian Revolution From Above, 1928-1941Endeavour Media #ad - In 1939, he concluded the pact with Hitler that enabled him to grasp at Eastern Europe while Hitler made war in the West. Tucker has hunted out the sources, and he has discovered and developed a great deal more than has been generally known. Tucker’s portrait is persuasive, not least because it offers a psychological explanation for Stalin’s relentless persecution of his Bolshevik comrades as well as for the bizarre rituals of the Moscow show trials, in which he forced the revolution’s leaders to confess to absurd crimes' - The Economist'Mr.
An extremely valuable contribution to our knowledge' - Robert Conquest, Wall Street JournalRobert C. Tucker was a professor of politics emeritus at Princeton University and president of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies. The author shows that stalin was a Bolshevik of the radical right whose revolution cast the country deep into its imperial, autocratic past.
Stalin in Power: The Russian Revolution From Above, 1928-1941 #ad - This book forms the second volume of Robert C. Tucker brings a fresh analysis to these events and to the terror of the 1930s, revealing the motives and methods of what he calls the greatest murder mystery of this century. Praise for stalin in power:'the most significant single scholarly contribution made to date, intriguing detail, bold thesis' - Jane Good, Institute for Advanced Study'This is history as it should be written: compelling narrative, to the history of Soviet power' - George Kennan, anywhere, Washington Post'Mr.
He forced 25 million peasant families into state-run collectives and transformed the Communist Party into a servile instrument.
The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 Modern Library WarModern Library #ad - In his foreword, that it is human nature that repeats itself, Toland says that if we are to draw any conclusion from The Rising Sun, it is “that there are no simple lessons in history, not history. Unbelievably rich. Told from the japanese perspective, frustrating, disgraceful, ennobling, told as it happened—muddled, in the author’s words, “a factual saga of people caught up in the flood of the most overwhelming war of mankind, The Rising Sun is, full of paradox.
In weaving together the historical facts and human drama leading up to and culminating in the war in the Pacific, Toland crafts a riveting and unbiased narrative history. The best parts of toland’s book are not the battle scenes but the intimate view he gives of the highest reaches of Tokyo politics.
The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945 Modern Library War #ad - Newsweek. Readable and exciting. The rising sun is quite possibly the most readable, yet informative account of the Pacific war. Chicago sun-timesthis pulitzer prize–winning history of World War II chronicles the dramatic rise and fall of the Japanese empire, from the invasion of Manchuria and China to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
American Heritage History of Young America: 1783-1860New Word City, Inc. #ad - It ends with abraham lincoln's solemn farewell to Springfield as he takes a train to Washington to become the sixteenth - and almost the last - president of a country torn by the secession of seven of its states. In between, historian francis russell vividly details the events that first molded the American way of life and gave the young nation the will and ability to survive.
American Heritage History of Young America: 1783-1860 #ad - Young america is a star-spangled account of the perilous, exuberant, dissension-filled first six decades of the United States. The book opens with george washington's triumphant journey to New York City for his inauguration as first president of the United States.
Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious NaziMariner Books #ad - Hunting Eichmann: How a Band of Survivors and a Young Spy Agency Chased Down the World's Most Notorious Nazi #ad - Hunting eichmann is the first complete narrative of a relentless and harrowing international manhunt. When the allies stormed berlin in the last days of the Third Reich, Adolf Eichmann shed his SS uniform and vanished. Following his escape from two american pow camps, and his path to an anonymous life in buenos Aires, his retreat into the mountains and out of Europe, a blind Argentinean Jew and his beautiful daughter, and a budding, his pursuers are a bulldog West German prosecutor, ragtag spy agency called the Mossad, whose operatives have their own scores to settle and whose rare surveillance photographs are published here for the first time.
The capture of eichmann and the efforts by israeli agents to secret him out of Argentina to stand trial is the stunning conclusion to this thrilling historical account, told with the kind of pulse-pounding detail that rivals anything you'd find in great spy fiction. .
U. S. Grant: The Civil War Years: Grant Moves South and Grant Takes CommandOpen Road Media #ad - Grant moves south details how grant, though unskilled in military power politics and disregarded by his peers, as commander of the Twenty-First Illinois Volunteer Infantry, was proving to be an unstoppable force. In the spring of 1865, Grant finally forced Robert E. Grant. He won victory after victory at Belmont, Fort Henry, and Fort Donelson, while sagaciously avoiding near-catastrophe and ultimately triumphing at Shiloh.
While a succession of union generals were losing battles and sacrificing troops due to ego, egregious errors, and incompetence in the early years of the war, an unassuming Federal army colonel was excelling in the Western theater of operations. Grant takes command picks up in the summer of 1863 when President Abraham Lincoln promoted Grant to the head of the Army of the Potomac, placing nothing less than the future of an entire nation in the hands of the military leader.
U. S. Grant: The Civil War Years: Grant Moves South and Grant Takes Command #ad - His decisive victory at Vicksburg would cost the Confederacy its invaluable lifeline: the Mississippi River. Pulitzer prize–winning historian Bruce Catton’s acclaimed two-book biography of complex and controversial Union commander Ulysses S. . Based in large part on military communiqués, and grant’s own writings, personal eyewitness accounts, this engrossing two-part biography offers readers an in-depth portrait of the extraordinary warrior and unparalleled strategist whose battlefield brilliance clinched the downfall of the Confederacy in the Civil War.
In these two comprehensive and engaging volumes, preeminent Civil War historian Bruce Catton follows the wartime movements of Ulysses S. Grant, detailing the union commander’s bold tactics and his relentless dedication to achieving the North’s victory in the nation’s bloodiest conflict.
The Best of American Heritage: The Civil WarNew Word City, Inc. #ad - America's most monumental drama and morality tale" comes alive in this brilliant collection from America's leading history magazine, as selected by its current editor-in-chief, Edwin S. Some of america's foremost historians - including bruce catton, disaster, David McCullough, James McPherson and Stephen Sears – tell extraordinary stories of courage, and triumph in this collection of the best articles from sixty years of American Heritage.
The Best of American Heritage: The Civil War #ad - . Coming only two generations after the nation's founding, the secession of Southern states challenged the very existence of the United States. Grosvenor. The civil war posed a critical test of the young nation's character, endurance, and will to survive.
Churchill: Wanted Dead or AliveSkyhorse #ad - Churchill: Wanted Dead or Alive #ad - With historical authority, narrative vigor, and singular charm, she offers both a fully drawn portrait of the ready adventurer who would become England’s legendary prime minister and an illuminating account of the turbulent events that defined South Africa for modern times. The extraordinary story of a young winston churchill in the boer war, as told by his granddaughter in this lively biography of a dashing, brash twenty-five-year-old Churchill, Celia Sandys chronicles her celebrated grandfather’s adventures as a correspondent and combatant during nine months of the Anglo-Boer War—events that took him from the bivouacs and battle sites of Transvaal to his incarceration as a prisoner of war in Pretoria and ultimately to a bold escape across the border into Mozambique.
Using both british and south african sources of testimony, which reveal the dauntless Winston alternately as a courageous ally or foolhardy foe, Sandys recounts the exploits of a Churchill that history has largely forgotten.