Alan Bullock: Hitler. A Study in Tyranny-. London, Odhams Press Limited. pp. The English historian A. Bullock tackled a difficult task by undertaking. Hitler has ratings and 64 reviews. Michael said: This book was recommended by a well-respected author focused on the period when Hitler came to pow. Read the full-text online edition of Hitler: A Study in Tyranny ().

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May 31, Lawrence rated it really liked it. Slightly dated but virtually the best all round portrait of how one man’s sad character can mirror a time and buplock place, playing out his emotional poverty on the world.

He seemed to believe in Providence but, boy howdy, how he hated Christianity. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I was This book has been sitting on my shelf for a couple of years now and I’ve finally this month plucked up the courage to tackle it! Clearly, he could not have become what he became without the approval of too many of the German population, at least at first. Also, Hitler’s firm belief that words are not intended for the delivery of truth but to coerce the listener around to his point of view.

Jun 15, Michael Anderson rated it really liked it Shelves: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. But perhaps the most important lessons related to the need for open societies that don’t allow the rule of law to be undermined by charismatic, but ruthless demigods.

Which of course is very hard. The book follows Hitler’s entire life, the most interesting part being the rise to power after tyyranny days in Vienna. This is an excellent biography.

Feb 22, MrBReads rated it it was amazing Shelves: It can’t get much better than this I guess. If you ever want to understand how Hitler came to power, and thus by proxy how other brutal tyrants can come to power, then this is the book to read.


People throw around the term “sociopath” or “psychopath” with abandon nowadays. Are we a nation of over-weight people endlessly seeking amusement? Funny how that old canard keeps popping up. How does an “uneducated infantry” ri Fascinating Man, a controversial description no doubt, A tyrant yes, A devil yes, but 13 million Germans voted him in under Nazism, Hitler was not an outsider, that was what Germany was at the time, a vexation dtudy the depression and defeat ofHitler was only a symptom of a sickness which riddled Germany, the people followed him the army responded.

Hitler: A Study in Tyranny

This story however rates a mention. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. The book was published just seven years after the Third Reich fell and yet the level of detail is stunning.

Violence and terror have their own propaganda value.

Share your thoughts with other customers. Hitler was a cruel and evil man who began the worst war in history. A single mindedness of fate and an emperors new clothes.

PaperbackAbridgedpages. In the introduction of Volker Ullrich’s Hitler: This book was recommended by a well-respected author focused on the period when Hitler came to power.

For example his use of mass media to reach out directly to his supporters strikes a chord with recent elections. It was enlightening and taught me to consider the POV of the author as well as the information contained within a history book. The winds of the time aftermath of World War I, economic depression along with the state of politics and mass psychology are the real factors that allo This book was recommended by a well-respected author focused on the period when Hitler came to power.

He tends to take witnesses at their word, not considering carefully the circumstances under which testimony was given. For these remarkable powers [laid out in the preceding paragraph] were combined with an ugly and strident egotism, a moral and intellectual cretinism.

Written by a German historian, which provides a different prospective.

Hitler A Study In Tyranny Alan Bullock

The two most illustrative examples of his ability and his temperament are the way he conquered Austria without firing a shot, which annoyed him terribly, and that the world’s most famous anti-communist, who had spent his entire career based on the destruction of Bolshevism, went from Stalin’s worst enemy to his ally within 4 months in His days in Vienna a city he didn’t like much which made him what he became are commented upon in some depth.


Come November, I can only hope we become woke in time to put this insanity to a full stop. Hitler and his paladins were among he worst criminals of mass murder in the long bloody history of humanity. He did not care about politics, he did not care about Germany, he did not care about anyone else. The Ordeal of Total War: Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Actually, he did say it, just not in public. My edition was revised slightly inbut it on the whole it reflects the early post-war era and trends in understanding National Socialism from that time.

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Hitler, a study in tyranny. I have never read such insightful psychological analysis of Hitler, even in Kershaw’s two volume biography. It is time for someone to consider a reprint because this is the first of the biographies of Adolf Hitler and it was written by Bullock who lived through the Hitlerian period. A Tyrqnny in Tyranny. This book has been sitting on my shelf for a couple of years now and I’ve finally this month plucked up the courage to tackle it!

Do not opt for the abridgement; do the deep dive. Hitler by lying and cunning whipped up his crowds to a hutler of hatred. The edtion I am reviewing is an abridgement of the original biography to pages.