The Hitler of history

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New York : A.A. Knopf, 1997.
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Oct 1, 2018
Since 1945 there have been more than one hundred biographies of Hitler, and countless other books on him and the Third Reich. What happens when so many people reinterpret the life of a single individual? Dangerously, the cumulative portrait that begins to emerge can suggest the face of a mythic antihero whose crimes and errors blur behind an aura of power and conquest. By reversing the process, by making Hitler's biographers - rather than Hitler himself - the subject of inquiry, Lukacs reveals the contradictions that take us back to the true Hitler of history.Like an attorney, Lukacs puts the biographies on trial. He gives a masterly account of all the major works and of the personalities, methods, and careers of the biographers (one cannot separate the historian from his history, particularly in this arena); he looks at what is still not known (and probably never will be) about Hitler; he considers various crucial aspects of the real Hitler; and he shows how different biographers have either advanced our understanding or gone off track.
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First edition.
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xiv, 279 pages ; 25.
0679446494 :, 0375701133 (Vintage)


Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-271) and index.
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Lukacs, J. (1997). The Hitler of history. First edition. New York: A.A. Knopf.

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Lukacs, John, 1924-. 1997. The Hitler of History. New York: A.A. Knopf.

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Lukacs, John, 1924-, The Hitler of History. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1997.

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Lukacs, John. The Hitler of History. First edition. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1997. Print.

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