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HITLER: 1936-1945 Nemesis Audiobook

HITLER: 1936-1945 Nemesis

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Publisher's Summary

The climax and conclusion of one of the best-selling biographies of our time. The New Yorker declared the first volume of Ian Kershaw's two-volume masterpiece "as close to definitive as anything we are likely to see," and that promise is fulfilled in this stunning second volume.

As Nemesis opens, Adolf Hitler has achieved absolute power within Germany and triumphed in his first challenge to the European powers. Idolized by large segments of the population and firmly supported by the Nazi regime, Hitler is poised to subjugate Europe. Nine years later, his vaunted war machine destroyed, Allied forces sweeping across Germany, Hitler will end his life with a pistol shot to his head.

©2000 Ian Kershaw (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"More probing, more judicious, more authoritative in its rich detail...more commanding in its mastery of the horrific narrative." (Milton J. Rosenberg, Chicago Tribune)

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    Mike From Mesa 04-06-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Well worn ground"

    This is the second volume in Mr Kershaw's excellent biography of Adolph Hitler. The first volume covered his life up until 1936 and contained much information that I had not seen anywhere else. The second volume covers 1936-1945 and this period has been exhaustively covered by historians since it involves the lead up to, and the period of, World War II in Europe. There was little new, at least for me, in this volume since so much had been written about the time period and thus this book, although excellent, provides little insight that has not been provided in many other books. That is not to say that there is no new information here. For example there is a section of why Hitler declared war on the US after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor even though he had no treaty obligation to do so and I had not seen that explained anywhere else. Similarly there are other facts and insights scattered throughout the book that were new to me.

    Even if you have read about World War 2 the book is worth getting and reading, and especially so if the reader is not familiar with the events during that period. But readers should not expect a wealth of new information not available elsewhere. Still this volume serves as an excellent close to the first volume and is worth buying and reading, especially if the reader has finished the first volume of the biography. As you might expect in a biography the book covers Hitler and his life more than the details of the war even though the war consumed almost all of Hitler's life after the invasion of Russia. Since this is not a military history the battles are covered only in the detail needed to understand the background of Hitler's actions at that time.

    The narration is excellent as is the writing and this book is an excellent source of information about Hitler and the period covered. Recommended for those interested in this period of time.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    kay mihelich 05-14-17
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    "Could history repeat itself? "

    it is scary to hear echos of the 30's & 40's in current events !

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Margot Robinson 06-15-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Magisterial"

    This was the most comprehensive work on the life of Adolf Hitler I have read.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sanford 04-27-15
    Sanford 04-27-15 Member Since 2011
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    Would you listen to HITLER: 1936-1945 Nemesis again? Why?

    I read this book when it came out. Now I know I absorb more listening than I do reading. This was excellent!


    What did you like best about this story?

    the hsitorical significance of the period and the man or monster depending on how you look at AH


    What about Graeme Malcolm’s performance did you like?

    never boring


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    impossible to do that


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Molly 06-19-16
    Molly 06-19-16
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    "Overly Long Hitler Bio~ 4 STARS~"

    nearly 35 hours of Adolph Hitler Bio. Lots of details of those around him. His ability to plan and carry out his War Plans. As this audio moves along slowly we see Hitler loose his judgement and health. He is able to continue his madness through intimidation and threats. You have to like World War 2 to make it through this book. It is overly long but still well done. The Reader is first rate. over all 4 STARS~

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    DB 11-01-13
    DB 11-01-13
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    "Great Book. Ridiculous Narrator."

    This narrator reads every sentence as if its a breathless headline and he has to hurry and get out of the studio. There is no subtlety, no sense of how the author is telling his story. Just one breathless sentence after another.

    I stopped listening after a while and read the book instead.

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    Will2Combat 09-19-17
    Will2Combat 09-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic, enthralling, may make you miserable."

    Oh jesus christ humans. There's no excuse.
    It's just people, just fear and pride and a thirst for honor. It's the cultural ulmination of the veneration of warfare and power.

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    D.A.D. 03-23-17
    D.A.D. 03-23-17
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    "Excellent"

    This excellent source of information on. Adolf Hitler. I bought this audio book because listening once or rescind once is not enough.
    Thank You

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    John Russell 03-21-17 Member Since 2012
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    "comprehensive and unapologetic."

    A very detailed time line of the social phenomenon that was the Nazi leadership of WW2. Detailed and unapologetic, but accurate and horrifying at the same time. Due to the subject matter, this is best listened to in bite sized chunks, as the atrocities and lack of basic human decency tends to wear the listener down after 3 or 4 hours at once.

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    Snow 02-25-17
    Snow 02-25-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Painfully slow"

    I finished 80+ hours of the these two books. I'm glad to be done with them.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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