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    Everyone concerned about democracy should read this book.


    Richard J. Evans, The Nation
  • "A superb biography of the Führer’s pre-war years… It is a tribute to Ullrich’s absorbing biography that one contemplates its second volume with a shudder."

    Miranda Seymour, Daily Telegraph
  • "[A] fascinating Shakespearean parable about how the confluence of circumstances, chance, a ruthless individual and the wilful blindness of others can transform a country."

    Michiko Kakutani, New York Times
  • "A substantial addition to the Fuhrer canon."

    David Aaronovitch, The Times, Book of the Year
  • "Where Ullrich adds greatly to our understanding is by making the mercurial, changeable and…profoundly unknowable Hitler believable… This is a major achievement… Impressive and revealing biography."

    Nicholas Stargardt, Literary Review