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Hitler's charisma [electronic resource] : Leading Millions into the Abyss. Laurence Rees.

Rees, Laurence. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307908131 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2013.

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Summary, etc.: Uniquely comprehensive and compelling: an historian's effort to explore the inexplicable amalgam of circumstances and events that transformed a lost individual into one of the most famous/infamous historical figures of our time.At the age of twenty-four, in 1913, Adolf Hitler was eking out a living as a painter of pictures for tourists in Munich. Nothing marked him in any way as exceptional, but he did possess certain distinguishing characteristics: a capacity to hate, an inability to accept criticism, a massive overconfidence in his own abilities. He was a socially and emotionally inadequate individual without direction, from whence came a sense of personal mission that would transform these weaknesses and liabilities into strengths--certainties that would provide him not only with a sense of identity, but of purpose in a communal enterprise. This is the focus of Laurence Rees's social, psychological, and historical investigation into the formation of a...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Vintage, 2013. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 6892 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
History.
Military.
Psychology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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