Essential Hitler, The
Speeches and Commentary
By Max Domarus
Edited by Patrick Romane
Both a reference book and intriguing non-fiction read, The Essential Hitler distills the four volumes of Hitlerís Speeches and Proclamations 1932-1945: The Chronicle of a Dictatorship by Max Domarus into a single highly readable book. This abridgement maintains the chronological, historical and scholarly integrity of the highly acclaimed four volume series including 20 photographs and 4 new maps.
- Foreword by C. W. Sydnor, Jr.
- Editorís Preface
- Domarusí Preface and Introduction
- Domarus' History of Hitlerís Government (1932-1945)
- What Hitler Believed
- How Hitler Governed
- Hitlerís Party
- Putting Germany to Work
- The Jewish Question
- The Churches and Hitler
- Hitler Becomes Supreme Commander
- Life in Hitlerís Germany
- How the Press Viewed Hitler
- Expanding the Reich
- Hitler Confronts America
- Hitler Fights His War
- Dates in Hitlerís Life
- Maps & Illustrations
- Chronological Index of Speeches and Events
- Subject Index
Speeches and Proclamations 1932 - 1945 - English Volumes
Speeches and Proclamations 1932 - 1945 - German Volumes
eBook Hitler's Speeches and Proclamations - 4 Vols English and German
Max Domarus (1911-1992) published numerous works on Franconian and German
history, in particular the baroque age. In 1950, he began his first publications on
contemporary history describing the Alliesí strategic air raids on major German
cities. While still a young man, Dr. Domarus was already an expert on British history,
also concentrating on Napoleon and William II. When in 1932, Hitler became the most important political figure in Germany, Dr. Domarus began to collect his public statements, speeches, proclamations, interviews, and letters, being conscious of their eventual documentary value. Friends at home and abroad persuaded him to make comments on this unique collection and publish it in its entirety.
The Essential Hitler is the only abridgment of Hitler Speeches and Proclamations, 1932-1945;óa set of four volumes (3,400 pages), containing the most comprehensive collection, extensive commentary and notes, twelve appendices, photographs, and bibliography. There is no larger commentary or more extensive notes.
Comments and Reviews
This title abridges the four-volume English translation of Domarusô magnum opus, organized topically. It is in release concurrently with a new eBook The Complete Hitler: A Digital Desktop Reference (978-0-86516-658-5) of the entire original work in English and German in searchable PDF format. The four volume Hitler: Reden 1932 bis 1945 - Kommentiert von Einem Deutschen Zeitgenossen (978-0-86516-329-4) and its English translation Hitler: Speeches and Proclamations 1932-1945 - The Chronicle of a Dictatorship (978-0-86516-228-0) are also in release now from Bolchazy-Carducci. Library note: Recommended for collections in American History, Military & War, Politics, Reference, Scholarly, Translation, World History. Comment: These products are based on the classic research of Max Domarus contained in four English and four German volumes.
ó Daily Book Register
August 13, 2007
The Essential Hitler: Speeches and Commentary by Max Domarus; edited by Patrick Romane, with a foreword by Charles W. Sydnor, Jr. (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.)
Today's headlines sometimes send chills down the spines of those who still recall the pronouncements and policies of Germany's dictator, Adolf Hitler. Most notably, Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has drawn international criticism for his position as an anti-Semite, recently hosting a conference to debate the very existence of the Holocaust. With potentially dangerous leaders such as Ahmadinejad in the world today, how can we learn from Hitler's terrifying reign to keep history from repeating itself?
The Essential Hitler is a new edition of Hitler's speeches, proclamations and other documents, along with commentary by the late German scholar and first-hand-witness Max Domarus. Domarus was a historian, archivist and author of 22 books on Franconian and German history. Born in Germany in 1911, Domarus witnessed Hitler's rise to power. In 1932, he began collecting Hitler's speeches, interviews, letters, public proclamations and public statements for what would later become this volume.
Both a reference and a non-fiction read, The Essential Hitler distills the four volumes of Hitler's Speeches and Proclamations 1932-1945: The Chronicle of a Dictatorship by Domarus into a single book. This abridgement maintains the chronological, historical and scholarly integrity of the highly acclaimed four volume series including its twelve appendices, 20 photographs and 4 new maps.
Features include: History of Hitler's Government (1932-1945), What Hitler Believed, How Hitler Governed, Hitler's Party, Putting Germany to Work, The Jewish Question, The Churches and Hitler, Hitler Becomes Supreme Commander, Life in Hitler's Germany, How the Press Viewed Hitler, Expanding the Reich, Hitler Confronts America, Hitler Fights His War, Epilogue, Glossary, Dates in Hitler's Life, Maps & Illustrations, and Chronological Index of Speeches and Events.
As will become evident to readers of The Essential Hitler, though he began as just another ambitious politician, Hitler soon learned to play on the fears and prejudices of the German people during a time of political and social unrest. Soon, his deeply-held hatred for Jews, Communists and other racial and social groups began to permeate his oratory, and then government policy, slowly poisoning the public with his bigotry. Every speech, letter and proclamation represents the official stance of the Nazi party and Hitler himself in his own words. The commentary places events in context and clarifies Hitler's ideology.
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Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers has now finished a one-volume English abridged edition of the four-volume set of their English translation [Hitler Speeches and Proclamations 1932-1945: The Chronicle of a Dictatorship].
Chapters are organized topically, each with a particular focus relating to an important aspect of Hitler's public life and role as the FŁhrer of Nazi Germany. The result is a volume of general interest that should find a prominent place on the reference shelf of any student or specialist interested in any phase of the life and career of the most complex, destructive, and central historic figure of the twentieth century.
Ė Charles W. Sydnor, Jr.,
Emory & Henry College
former president, Commonwealth Public
An invaluable reference tool.
ó Aaron Kornblum, Holocaust Museum
The speeches are an invaluable primary source. They are used to document Hitlerís thinking and Hitlerís political signals to his Nazi followers and the general public and give a sense of what kind of things the general public was hearing from the dictator.
ó Peter Black, senior historian
of the Holocaust Museum,
as quoted in the
Chicago Tribune, August 4, 2005
It is very important that we have in his own words Hitlerís messages to his own people and to the world on the subject of his thoughts, beliefs, and intentions.
ó Ronald Smelser,
University of Utah
Domarus published his first edition of the four-volume Hitler, Reden und Proklamationen 1932 bis 1945 in 1963, and an English translation of the fourth edition was published in 2004. Both are for students and professionals in history, so an abridged edition was deemed desirable for general readers to help the public understand Hitler and the Nazi regime and avoid any recurrence. About one-fourth of the material is presented, and in topical rather than the original chronological order. Maps are also provided. (Annotation ©2007 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
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