Lexis Of Tyranny: Speeches Of Adolf Hitler by P K VijLexis Of Tyranny: Speeches Of Adolf Hitler by P K Vij

Lexis Of Tyranny: Speeches Of Adolf Hitler

EditorP K Vij

Hardcover | May 1, 2011

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Even the ideological enemies of Adolf Hitler will admit that he was a highly gifted and prolific speaker. The book is a compilation of some of the most memorable speeches that he gave.
Title:Lexis Of Tyranny: Speeches Of Adolf HitlerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:520 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 2011Publisher:Vij Books IndiaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9380177372

ISBN - 13:9789380177373

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing If this book is meant as a scholarly attempt to contribute to the history of the Third Reich, it falls very short of its mark. In the prologue, the editor gives the reader a brief biography of Adolf Hitler written in very simplistic English. Spelling errors abound (in the first paragraph, "produce" is spelled "poduce") and at many points in the book, the grammar drifts from tense to tense leaving this reader perplexed. What is most disappointing about the book is the total absence of references. While the editor does credit some authors by name, there is no bibliography for readers to verify and research. Some of the sources are suspect as well. In describing Hitler's "oratory skills" the editor references a certain Chris Hick of "Munich Walk Tours" concerning photographs taken by Heinrich Hoffman of Hitler "practicing" his speeches. The concern here is not about the existence of the photographs but rather with the source itself. Is Hick an author of "Munich Walk Tours" or is he an oral source recounting tidbits of information during the actual course of a tour? This is not to inpune any works that may have been produced by Hick, but without any references, this reader finds it fair to question where his works may be found. The failure to describe the sources robs the reader from determining the quality of the supporting work and ultimately brings the actual work in question. Were these speeches translated by the editor, where and how were the speeches obtained, can they be collaborated with documented events, etc. If the goal of this book is simply to sell copies, then it worked on this reader who is very disappointed in having to part with considerable money for such a poor endeavor. At best, the book can be possibly used for very elementary research, but students should be cautious in using it as a primary source and would be better served looking elsewhere for material.
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