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Walter Charles Langer (February 5, 1899 — July 4, 1981) was a Cambridge, Massachusetts psychoanalyst best known for his role in preparing a World War II psychological analysis of Adolf Hitler that predicted his suicide as the "most plausible outcome" among several possibilities identified. Well before the assassination attempt in the summer of 1944, Langer's report also identified the possibility of a military coup against Hitler. The report is available online and, along with collateral material including a foreword, introduction and afterword, was published in 1972 by Basic Books as The Mind of Adolf Hitler.

Langer was born in South Boston to Charles Rudolph and Johanna Rockenbach, recent immigrants from Germany. His older brother William became the history department chair at Harvard University, and took a leave of absence during World War II to serve as head of the Research and Analysis section of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Walter Langer, who for a time was a also a professor at Harvard, held a Ph.D but not an M.D., and was the first person admitted to the American Psychiatric Association who lacked a medical degree.

Retired to Florida, Langer died in Sarasota in 1981, aged 82.

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Total Books: 2
The Mind of Adolf Hitler The Secret Wartime Report
1985 - The Mind of Adolf Hitler the Secret Wartime Report (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780452010574
ISBN-10: 0452010578
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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The Mind of Adolf Hitler The Secret Wartime Report
1972 - The Mind of Adolf Hitler the Secret Wartime Report (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780465046201
ISBN-10: 0465046207
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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