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1924: The Year That Made Hitler

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Publisher's Summary

The dark story of Adolf Hitler's life in 1924 - the year that made a monster

Before Adolf Hitler's rise to power in Germany, there was 1924. This was the year of Hitler's final transformation into the self-proclaimed savior and infallible leader who would interpret and distort Germany's historical traditions to support his vision for the Third Reich.

Everything that would come - the rallies and riots, the single-minded deployment of a catastrophically evil idea - all of it crystallized in one defining year. Nineteen twenty-four was the year that Hitler spent locked away from society, in prison and surrounded by coconspirators of the failed Beer Hall Putsch. It was a year of deep reading and intensive writing, a year of courtroom speeches and a treason trial, a year of slowly walking gravel paths and spouting ideology while working feverishly on the book that became his manifesto: Mein Kampf.

Until now, no one has fully examined this single and pivotal period of Hitler's life. In 1924, Peter Ross Range richly depicts the stories and scenes of a year vital to understanding the man and the brutality he wrought in a war that changed the world forever.

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©2016 Peter Ross Range (P)2016 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Range's deep knowledge of the figures and events enables him to narrate clearly without being sucked into excessive explication. A lucid description of a year that made all the horror possible, even inevitable." (Kirkus Reviews)

"How did it happen? That's the fateful question that veteran journalist Peter Ross Range asks. With verve, he takes us into the diabolical rise of Adolf Hitler in the pivotal year of 1924, by turns a horrifying yet important story." (Jay Winik, author 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History and April 1865)

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    I liked the explanation of the years after WWI and the situation in Germany. I also liked the author's references concerning events that could have prevented Hitler coming into power.


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    More proof that Hitler was a maniac with little talent except to incite crowds with rhetoric.

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    acraig 08-06-16
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    "Great insight into history"

    Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it. This book is telling of how a psychotic mass murderer came to power and became the symbol of pure hatred and all that is wrong with intolerance and fascist ideologies.

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    Charlie Hovenas Stockholm, Sweden 03-04-16
    Charlie Hovenas Stockholm, Sweden 03-04-16 Member Since 2011

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    Compacting the early but formative years that lead Germany and the world down the abyss.

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    It's eerie how our present resembles the past hopefully we'll make better choices! This history shows how Hitler manipulated a population through hate

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    Really liked this book. It examines a very specific and pivotal period in the development of National Socialism and it's anti-Semitic philosophy.

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