The Hitler Myth: Image and Reality in the Third Reich by Ian Kershaw

The Hitler Myth: Image and Reality in the Third Reich

byIan Kershaw, Detlev PeukertAs told byGerhard Wilke

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Few twentieth-century political leaders enjoyed greated popularity among their own people than Hitler in the 1930s and 1940s. This remarkable study of the myth that sustained one of the most notorious dictators, and delves into Hitler's extraordinarily powerful hold over the German people. Inthis 'major contribution to the study of the Third Reich' (Times Literary Supplement), Ian Kershaw argues that it lay not so much in Hitler's personality or his bizarre Nazi ideology, as in the social and political values of the people themselves. In charting the creation, rise, and fall of the`Hitler Myth', he demonstrates the importance of the manufactured 'Fuhrer cult' to the attainment of Nazi political ends, and how the Nazis used the new techniques of propaganda to exploit and build on the beliefs, phobias, and prejudices of the day.

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Ian Kershaw is Professor of History at the University of Sheffield. His publications include Popular Opinion and Political Dissent in the Third Reich: Bavaria 1933-45 (OUP, 1983); (ed.), Weimar: Why did German Democracy Fail? (Weidenfeld, 1990); Hitler: A Profile in Power (Longman, 1991); The Nazi Dictatorship: Problems and Perspective...
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Title:The Hitler Myth: Image and Reality in the Third ReichFormat:PaperbackPublished:September 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192802062

ISBN - 13:9780192802064

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IntroductionThe Making of the 'Hitler Myth', 1920-19401. 'Fuhrer of the Coming Germany': The Hitler Image in the Weimar Era2. 'Symbol of the Nation': The Propaganda Profile of Hitler, 1933-19363. 'Fuhrer without Sin': Hitler and the 'Little Hitlers''The Fuhrer restores Order': 'The Night of the Long Knives', 30 June 1934The 'Little Hitlers': The Image of the Local Party Bosses4. The Fuhrer versus the Radicals: Hitler's Image and the 'Church Struggle'5. Hitler the Statesman: War and Peace in the Balance'Triumph without Bloddshed'TensionWarPart Two: The Breaking of the 'Hitler Myth', 1940-19456. Blitzkrieg Triumph: High Peak of Popularity, 1940-19417. The War turns Sour: The 'Hitler Myth' starts to crumble8. Defeat and Disaster: The 'Hitler Myth' collapsesPart Three: The 'Hitler Myth' and the Path to Genecide9. Hitler's popular Image and the 'Jewish Question'Conclusion

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`Review from previous edition 'a book which should be read by everyone interested in the history of 20th-century Europe ... perhaps the most revealing study available of popular opinion in Nazi Germany''Times Higher Education Supplement