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The Resource Hitler's private library : the books that shaped his life, by Timothy W. Ryback

Hitler's private library : the books that shaped his life, by Timothy W. Ryback

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Hitler's private library : the books that shaped his life
Title
Hitler's private library
Title remainder
the books that shaped his life
Statement of responsibility
by Timothy W. Ryback
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: A brilliantly original exploration of some of the formative influences in Hitler's life-the books he most revered, and how they shaped the man and his thinking. Hitler's education and worldview were formed largely from the books in his private library. Recently, hundreds of those books were discovered in the Library of Congress by Timothy Ryback, complete with Hitler's marginalia on their pages-underlines, question marks, exclamation points, scrawled comments. Ryback traces the path of the key phrases and ideas that Hitler incorporated into his writing, speeches, conversations, self-definition, and actions. We watch him embrace Don Quixote, Robinson Crusoe, and the works of Shakespeare. We see how an obscure treatise inspired his political career and a particular interpretation of Ibsen's epic poem Peer Gynt helped mold his ruthless ambition. He admires Henry Ford's anti-Semitic tract, The International Jew, and declares it required reading for fellow party members. We learn how his extensive readings on religion and the occult provide the blueprint for his notion of divine providence, how the words of Nietzsche and Schopenhauer are reborn as infamous Nazi catchphrases, and, finally, how a biography of Frederick the Great fired the destructive fanaticism that compelled Hitler to continue fighting World War II when all hope of victory was lost. Hitler's Private Library, a landmark in the study of the Third Reich, offers a remarkable view into Hitler's intellectual world and personal evolution. It demonstrates the ability of books to preserve in vivid ways the lives of their collectors, underscoring the importance of the tactile in the era of the digital
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ryback, Timothy W
Dewey number
027.1092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DD247.H5
LC item number
R94 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Library of Congress
  • Germany
  • Private libraries
Label
Hitler's private library : the books that shaped his life, by Timothy W. Ryback
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Man who burned books -- 1: Frontline reading, 1915 -- 2: Mentor's trade -- 3: Hitler trilogy -- 4: Lost philosopher -- 5: Book wars -- 6: Divine inspiration -- 7: Frontline reading, 1940 -- 8: Hitler's history of the Second World War -- 9: Miracle deferred -- Afterword: Fates of books -- Acknowledgments -- Appendixes -- Appendix A: Description of Hitler's library from "This is the enemy" / Frederick Oechsner, 1942 -- Appendix B: Description of the Berghof book collection from a classified report by the US Army Twenty-First Counterintelligence Corps, May 1945 -- Appendix C: Library of a Dilettante: a glimpse into the private library of Herr Hitler / Hans Beihack, Suddeutsche Zeitung, November 9, 1946 -- Appendix D: Report on the Adolph [sic] Hitler collection and recommendations regarding its arrangement / Arnold J Jacobius, intern, rare books division, Library of Congress, January 9, 1952 -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn228632586
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 278 pages
Isbn
9781400042043
Lccn
2008022010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)228632586
Label
Hitler's private library : the books that shaped his life, by Timothy W. Ryback
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Man who burned books -- 1: Frontline reading, 1915 -- 2: Mentor's trade -- 3: Hitler trilogy -- 4: Lost philosopher -- 5: Book wars -- 6: Divine inspiration -- 7: Frontline reading, 1940 -- 8: Hitler's history of the Second World War -- 9: Miracle deferred -- Afterword: Fates of books -- Acknowledgments -- Appendixes -- Appendix A: Description of Hitler's library from "This is the enemy" / Frederick Oechsner, 1942 -- Appendix B: Description of the Berghof book collection from a classified report by the US Army Twenty-First Counterintelligence Corps, May 1945 -- Appendix C: Library of a Dilettante: a glimpse into the private library of Herr Hitler / Hans Beihack, Suddeutsche Zeitung, November 9, 1946 -- Appendix D: Report on the Adolph [sic] Hitler collection and recommendations regarding its arrangement / Arnold J Jacobius, intern, rare books division, Library of Congress, January 9, 1952 -- Notes -- Index
Control code
ocn228632586
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 278 pages
Isbn
9781400042043
Lccn
2008022010
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)228632586

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