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  • Paul Ham

    By looking deeply into the F├╝hrer's childhood, war experiences, and early political career, this rigorous narrative seeks to answer this question: How did the early, defining years of Hitler's life affect his rise to power? When Adolf Hitler went to war in 1914, he was just 25 years old. It was a time he would later call the "most stupendous experience of my life." That war ended with Hitler in a hospital bed, temporarily blinded by mustard gas. The world he eventually opened his newly healed eyes to was new and it was terrible: Germany had been defeated, the Kaiser had fled, and the army had been resolutely humbled. Hitler never accepted these facts. Out of his fury rose a white-hot...read more