Mein Kampf / Adolf Hitler ; translated by Ralph Manheim.

By: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: German Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c2001Description: xxii, 694 p. ; 22 cmISBN: 0395951054; 9780395951057; 0395925037 (pbk.); 9780395925034 (pbk.)Uniform titles: Mein Kampf. English Subject(s): Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei | Germany -- Politics and government -- 20th centuryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Mein Kampf.DDC classification: 943.086/092 | B LOC classification: DD247.H5 | A327 2001
Contents:
Reckoning: In the house of my parents -- Years of study and suffering in Vienna -- General political considerations based on my Vienna period -- Munich -- World war -- War propaganda -- Revolution -- Beginning of my political activity -- 'German workers' party' -- Causes of the collapse -- Nation and race -- First period of development of the National Socialist German Workers' Party -- National Socialist movement: Philosophy and party -- State -- Subjects and citizens -- Personality and the conception of the folkish state -- Philosophy and organization -- Struggle of the early period - the significance of the spoken word -- Struggle with the Red front -- Strong man is mightiest alone -- Basic ideas regarding the meaning and organization of the SA -- Federalism as a mask -- Propaganda and organization -- Trade-union question -- German alliance policy after the war -- Eastern orientation or Eastern policy -- Right of emergency defense.
Summary: Tells the story of Hitler's life and his social and political philosophy.
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Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1943. With new introd.

Reckoning: In the house of my parents -- Years of study and suffering in Vienna -- General political considerations based on my Vienna period -- Munich -- World war -- War propaganda -- Revolution -- Beginning of my political activity -- 'German workers' party' -- Causes of the collapse -- Nation and race -- First period of development of the National Socialist German Workers' Party -- National Socialist movement: Philosophy and party -- State -- Subjects and citizens -- Personality and the conception of the folkish state -- Philosophy and organization -- Struggle of the early period - the significance of the spoken word -- Struggle with the Red front -- Strong man is mightiest alone -- Basic ideas regarding the meaning and organization of the SA -- Federalism as a mask -- Propaganda and organization -- Trade-union question -- German alliance policy after the war -- Eastern orientation or Eastern policy -- Right of emergency defense.

Tells the story of Hitler's life and his social and political philosophy.

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Adolf Hilter was born in Austria on April 20, 1889. As a young man, he wanted to become an artist, but was rejected twice by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. While in Vienna, he worked as a struggling painter copying scenes from postcards and selling his paintings to merchants and tourists. He served in the Bavarian army during World War I and received two Iron Crosses for his service. He was discharged from the army in March 1920. On April 1, 1924, he was sentenced to five years in Landsberg prison for the crime of conspiracy to commit treason. While there, he dictated his political book Mein Kampf (My Struggle) to his deputy Rudolf Hess. He was released in December 1924 because he was considered relatively harmless.

He was the leader of the Nazi party and gained political power using oratory and propaganda, appealing to economic need, nationalism, and anti-Semitism during a time Germany was in crisis. He became a German citizen in 1932, the Chancellor of Germany in 1933, and the Fuhrer of Germany in 1934. He started World War II by invading other countries in order to expand Germany. He murdered millions of people considered undesirable to his view of an ideal race, which is now referred to as the Holocaust. This genocide lead to the deaths of approximately 11 million people including but not limited to Jews, communists, homosexuals, Roma, Jehovah's Witnesses, and prisoners-of-war. Hitler committed suicide in his underground bunker in Berlin on April 30, 1945.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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