Hitler: 2 of 4: A Global Biography Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Brendan Simms (Author), Leighton Pugh (Narrator), Hachette Audio (Publisher)

Dec 15, 2019, 02:48 AM
Photo: 1 April: Nazi soldiers hang a poster on the window of Jewish-owned business, that says: "German, protect yourself. Do not buy from Jews".
Bundesarchiv, Bild 102-14468 / Georg Pahl / CC-BY-SA 3.0

For documentary purposes the German Federal Archive often retained the original image captions, which may be erroneous, biased, obsolete or politically extreme. An den Fenstern jüdischer Geschäfte werden von Nationalsozialisten Plakate mit der Aufforderung "Deutsche, wehrt euch, kauft nicht bei Juden" angebracht.

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Hitler: 2 of 4: A Global Biography  Audible Audiobook – Unabridged Brendan Simms (Author), Leighton Pugh (Narrator), Hachette Audio (Publisher)


Hitler offers a deeply learned and radically revisionist biography, arguing that the dictator's main strategic enemy, from the start of his political career in the 1920s, was not communism or the Soviet Union, but capitalism and the United States. Whereas most historians have argued that Hitler underestimated the American threat, Simms shows that Hitler embarked on a preemptive war with the United States precisely because he considered it such a potent adversary. The war against the Jews was driven both by his anxiety about combating the supposed forces of international plutocracy and by a broader desire to maintain the domestic cohesion he thought necessary for survival on the international scene.

A powerfully argued and utterly definitive account of a murderous tyrant we thought we understood, Hitler is essential listening for anyone seeking to understand the origins and outcomes of the Second World War.