• Adolf Hitler Biography: A Comprehensive Biography of One of the Most Feared Leaders of the 20th Century- From Gefreiter to Führer

  • By: Nichola Wil
  • Narrated by: Marcus Saylor
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Categories: History, Europe
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (106 ratings)

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Are you interested in learning more about Adolf Hitler, one of the most feared leaders of all time? In this candid guide, you’ll discover what made the boy such a successfully murderous man. 

Adolf Hitler. This name triggers a range of emotions for so many people. Hatred. Fear. Fascination. Historians have been studying his story since he died at the end of World War 2. What drove a young man from Austria to seek out power, and use it to murder so many innocent people?

In Hitler’s biography, I’ll take you through the early beginnings of Hitler’s childhood, right up until that fateful day when he shot himself in a bunker after the 3rd Reich failed - and he had changed the world forever. A darker time in history we’ve not yet seen. This is his story. 

In this biography, you’ll discover:

  • Where Hitler came from, and what inspired him to extremist beliefs
  • His role in creating a new ideology, one that persists today
  • The young, ambitious politician, and how he rose to prominence
  • How the Führer came to be, and how he gathered his power
  • Hitler’s final solution, and the devastation it created
  • How Hitler was beaten, and his final days

By studying the past, we prepare for a brighter future. Learn about the life of a man who made such a significant impact on history, and the world - and an entire generation of people.

True evil rises when conditions are desperate enough. Enjoy the story of a dictator who rose, and was later toppled by a world that refused to let evil win.

Explore the life of Adolf Hitler in this book.
Get it now and learn how it happened!

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This book gave me a quick understanding.

This book gave me a quick understanding of what transpired in the early days of Hitler as well as the beginnings of WWII. I recommend reading this book if you also have an interest in that era.

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History can teach us many lessons

This is essential reading for anyone who wishes to gain greater understanding of these monumental events.History can teach us many lessons

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A good summary of his life. Learned a few things.

The book started off very well regarding Hitler's personal life. Then the story went off to the historical events that happened before and through Hitler's spot.A good summary of his life. Learned a few things.

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Great men.

This book is as relevant today as when it was written decades ago. It's most fascinating for the way that it illuminates the people around Hitler as utterly unable to deal with a sociopath; despite their worldly experience and great savvy, they just can't seem to believe that Hitler is not sincere - that he can't be reasoned with. Astonishingly, we have not learned this lesson.

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Very readable. You will learn a lot - quickly.

I would recommend this book for anyone. A series of readable chapters of his characteristics. Very readable. You will learn a lot - quickly.

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It is an interesting book.

What a superb read! Well written, easy to understand, and a "can't put down." It is an interesting book.

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Very good book.

Very good book. Like a continuation of Mein Nichola Wil. If you are a student of history, read this after you finish Nichola Wil book.

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Great lines,

This first half of Adolf Hitler goes into detail more of his personal life as a youth and his "alone" life in Vienna in his late teens and twenties. Extremely well done by the personal interviews of those who knew him.

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Wow, this is like being there...........

The best reason to read it is that the author (now deceased) conducted numerous interviews in the 1960s and 1970s with various individuals that interacted with Hitler and around him, sources now also deceased.

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Super book.

As a work of journalism, It's finely balanced. It depicts Hitler as a human being with a childhood and friends. It's as close to judgment-free as anything I've ever read, leaving the reader to draw his own conclusions. You could be a Jew or a Nazi and read this with equal satisfaction.

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  • Autumn
  • 09-10-20

Easy and interesting to read it.

If one wants to know better who A Hitler was, this is the right book. Easy and interesting to read it.

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  • Marshall M Smith
  • 09-10-20

would Highly recommend this book.

This is a well researched biography of Hitler. Marcus Saylor narrative portrays his life in detail, I especially enjoyed reading of his early years from boyhood to fighting on the Western front in WW1.I would Highly recommend this book.

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  • Gabriella
  • 09-10-20

Biography

The war years give more personal insight into him than Shirer's book as I expected. A very good read to understand a totalitarian dictator.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-20

Comprehensive Biography

People asked me why would I read a book about such a monstrous character in history and my response was as simple as “this is history” and it relates to events before and after World War II and it also impacted on me personally when my time in the Army was extended due to the Berlin Wall crisis in 1961.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-10-20

20th Century- From Gefreiter to Führer

This book was well over a thousand pages and probably would be very intimidating in its bound edition. Reading this book took a bit longer than usual as I had to stop and research via other sources word, phrases and geographical locations. This is one of the limitations of reading a historical or nonfiction book where you cannot easily flip to an index, glossary or map renditions.

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  • khamba
  • 07-31-20

the definative biography...

This is a well researched biography of Hitler. Mr Tolland’s narrative portrays his life in detail, I especially enjoyed reading of his early years from boyhood to fighting on the Western front in WW1.I would Highly recommend this book.

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  • manoorchudii
  • 07-31-20

Balanced.......

This book is as relevant today as when it was written decades ago. It's most fascinating for the way that it illuminates the people around Hitler as utterly unable to deal with a sociopath; despite their worldly experience and great savvy, they just can't seem to believe that Hitler is not sincere - that he can't be reasoned with. Astonishingly, we have not learned this lesson.

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  • koonjay mycl
  • 07-31-20

very informative!

I have read over 280 books on WWII in trying to understand why Hitler did what he did. I rated Laurence Rees book as the best I have ever read. One of the readers of my review of Rees book "The Nazis" said that Toland was the best and should be number one on a readers list. I decided to read Tolands book to compare to Rees book to decide for myself. I am now about a third through the 1200 page book and I have to agree that Tolands book is the best and most authorative of the Hitler period. It's like being there. I recommend Tolands book wholehardedly. Hard to put down but you need to take it slow to absorb the whole thing. In the book is a list of interviews with people around Hitler who he interviewed. In many cases it required several interviews with the same person to verify info obtained from a third source. It is no wonder that this book got a Pulitzer Prize for this meticulous researcher that was a just reward for five years of detailed research!!!!

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  • Benjamin Benjamin
  • 07-31-20

well written.....

This is a great read. Having read "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" by Shirer several times, this book fills a number of gaps of that book. (Not that this is a criticism of that book.) This first half of Adolf Hitler goes into detail more of his personal life as a youth and his "alone" life in Vienna in his late teens and twenties. Extremely well done by the personal interviews of those who knew him. The war years give more personal insight into him than Shirer's book as I expected. A very good read to understand a totalitarian dictator.

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  • Lesnor Brock
  • 07-31-20

Comprehensive Biography

I purchased this book from Amazon in the Kindle edition. This book was well over a thousand pages and probably would be very intimidating in its bound edition. Reading this book took a bit longer than usual as I had to stop and research via other sources word, phrases and geographical locations. This is one of the limitations of reading a historical or nonfiction book where you cannot easily flip to an index, glossary or map renditions. People asked me why would I read a book about such a monstrous character in history and my response was as simple as “this is history” and it relates to events before and after World War II and it also impacted on me personally when my time in the Army was extended due to the Berlin Wall crisis in 1961.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-20

I wanted an in-depth book on A. Hitler, not an ad

Quite disappointed really. The length of the book is deceiving, as for at least the last hour the narrator talks of a self-help guide. The biography itself reads like a summarization, the majority of which is mainstream knowledge. For a serious look at one of history's most infamous identities, the cartoonish narration detracts from the biography, and given other titles he has narrated, I question why hhr was chosen for this title.