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Author Miskolczy, Ambrus

Title Hitler's library / Ambrus Miskolczy ; [English translation by Ridey Szilvia and Michael Webb]
Published Budapest ; New York : Central European University Press, ©2003
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 164 pages)
Contents Hitler and I, You and He ... -- "The Fuhrer is Reading" -- Hitler's Erudition and Reading Habits -- Books That Hitler Read: Penciled Notes Attest -- Reflections on Ernst Junger's "Magic Realism" -- Arndt's "Catechism" -- Lagarde's Rages -- Chamberlain and Wagner -- Readings of Economic Politics and Military Science -- Books That Hitler Read Into -- On Nazi Belles-Lettres -- Bishop Hudal's Attempt at Conciliation -- Knickerbocker's Diplomacy and War -- Books That Hitler Did Not Read (In Depth) -- French Authors, Franco-German Relations -- An Eastern and Central European Intermezzo -- Nazi Lyric -- War Nostalgia and the Conservative Revolution -- Sexuality, Bluestockings and Go-Getters -- Race Breeding, Occultism and Gnosticism -- Hitler's Works -- Hitler's First Book -- Mein Kampf: My Struggle, Sein Kampf: His Struggle: Hitlerian Gnosis -- On the Fuhrer's Taste: Artistic Albums and Catalogues -- Epilogue: Farewell to the World of Hitler and His Library
Summary The first book that presents the so called Hitler-Library. It sheds new light on the readings of Hitler and on his techniques how to read a book. He played the role of the ideal reader of Schopenhauer, nevertheless his remarks destroy the image of the contemporary Hitler-cult, mainly if we see how he re-read his Mein Kampf. Hitler is presented in this book as a reader and it verifies the explication of his personality (Hitler as follower of Wagner, Hitler as philosopher, Hitler as crazy, Hitler as clever politician, Hitler as hero): it gives the picture of a half-educated gangster
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-160) and index
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Subject Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Books and reading
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Knowledge and learning
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Knowledge and learning
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Books and reading
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945
Hitler, Adolf, (1889-1945) -- Bibliothèque.
Hitler, Adolf, (1889-1945) -- Savoir et érudition.
Hitler, Adolf.
Amerika Haus Berlin Video Lending Library
HISTORY -- Military -- World War II.
Books and reading.
Learning and scholarship.
National-socialisme et culture -- Allemagne -- 1900-1945.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945.
Allemagne -- 1933-1945.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585492425
Other Titles Führer olvas. English