Young Hitler The making of the Führer

Paul Ham

Book - 2018

A rigorous narrative analysis probes into the childhood, war experiences, and early political career of Adolf Hitler to assess how his defining years affected his rise to power.

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New York : Pegasus Books 2018.
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Physical Description
308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (273-290) and index.
Main Author
Paul Ham (author)
  • Prologue: A little context...
  • "At the time I thought everything should be blown up"
  • "At home I do not remember having heard the word Jew"
  • "I had honoured my father, but my mother I had loved"
  • "The whole academy should be dynamited"
  • "Is this a German?"
  • "I fell down on my knees and thanked Heaven"
  • "I passionately loved soldiering"
  • "Louvain was a heap of rubble"
  • "I was right out in front, ahead of everyone"
  • "You will hear much more about me"
  • "At last my will was undisputed master"
  • "For the last time the Lord's grace smiled on His ungrateful children"
  • "Since the day I stood at my mother's grave, I had not wept"
  • "What was all the pain in my eyes compared to this misery?"
  • "I could speak!"
  • "The movement was on the march"
  • "The world of the woman is the man"
  • "You must fight with me
  • or die with me!"
  • "If fifteen thousand of these Hebrew corrupters had been held under poison gas..."
  • Epilogue: The making of the Führer
  • Appendix: The German National Socialist "25-point programme."