43 hours...yes...43 hours. Took me 2 months of 30 minute commutes to finish this doozy. Was a good, detailed history of how Hitler came to power and how he really should have been the joke of town who died reading Soldier of Fortune magazine, while talking about what he 'should have done'.
My biggest issue with the book is that you need to know some of the setup for Germany's government or you'll wonder what the auther is talking about. Google was my friend. Many central elements in the book (things like 'the reichstag', 'Wehrmacht' or even why they called it the 3rd Reich (what was a 'reich')) are never covered, so you're on your own to understand whats going on when you get to those parts.
Overall, a good book. BIG (and trimmed from the first version), but worth the time. Just wish more time had been spent on the setup and less time repeating why he hated the Jews or that people were 'working toward the Fuhrer'.
Hitler - Part VIII
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