Adolf Hitler Volume II Author:John Toland Although much has been written about Adolf Hitler, he remains a creature of legend, myth, and misconception... — Only in recent years have those who knew Hitler personally been willing or able to talk freely about him. John Toland has based this monumental biography on extensive research, involving a number of previously unknown or unavailable s... more »ources, and including over one hundred and fifty taped interviews with people directly involved in Hitler's private and public life. The result is a portrait of Hitler-as man, politician, and military leader-more complex and comprehensive than any ever before published.
With a masterful command of history, Mr. Toland has revealed Hitler within the context of the time that made him. The figure that emerges from these pages is in many ways more frightening than the traditional demonic caricature-for Toland has given the demon a human face. There are startling revelation sin this book-details of Hitler's personal life never before known, and fascinating new perspectives on a number of well-known events. Many falsehoods are exposed and distortions set right. But more remarkably, John Toland has given shape and meaning to the vast wealth of detail assembled here. It is an extraordinary, brilliant work of biography, of military, social, and political history.« less