Hitler's charisma : Leading Millions into the Abyss. / Laurence Rees.
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- ISBN: 9780307908131 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013.
|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...
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