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McDonald Publishing and the Imperial War Museum teamed up back in the late 1960s and early 1970s to publish this tight series of illustrated paperbacks on the history of World War I, World War II (and a few other conflicts of the 20th century), which were picked up by Ballantine in the United States.

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The history of the Second World War and international cooperation in its . Two times in the first half of the century - they shook human civilization

The history of the Second World War and international cooperation in its course are of great importance in science and practice. This value increases to a large extent by the fact that the war and cooperation had a predecessor - the First World War (in 2014 the mankind celebrates its centenary). Two times in the first half of the century - they shook human civilization. The subject of cooperation in the framework of the anti-Hitler coalition is extensively covered in our military-historical literature.

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snowball
McDonald Publishing and the Imperial War Museum teamed up back in the late 1960s and early 1970s to publish this tight series of illustrated paperbacks on the history of World War I, World War II (and a few other conflicts of the 20th century), which were picked up by Ballantine in the United States. They were all divided into subjects: battles, campaigns, weapons, war leaders, politics in action, human conflict, and regalia, by color bands on the bottom, enjoying common editing and artwork, and a fairly common collection of well-known historians. They cost $1 at the time (a good deal of money) and a lot more now (being out of print).

The series as a whole is slightly outdated by the disclosures from Allied codebreaking, and suffered from being whipped together in a hurry, but they remain then and now a fine introduction to conflict in the 20th century -- if you can find them.

The life of Adolf Hitler has been covered in immense detail by many writers, some better than others. David Irving whitewashed him, Albert Payne sent him to Liverpool, and Alan Bullock and Ian Kershaw wrote the best biographies, all huge, in hardback, and available. Rehearsing this evil man's life only gives him more respect and attention than he deserves.

This entry in the Ballantine series can obviously not go into the immense detail that the previous authors could, and Alan Wykes has a major theory that he espouses for the duration of the book -- that Hitler suffered from syphilis, which accounted for his increasingly lunatic decisions. I found that difficult to accept, but given the inexplicable nature of Hitler's obsessions and life, it's as good as any -- it's certainly more acceptable than recent ideas that he fled the Bunker in 1945 to live out his days in Argentine exile. But it doesn't ring right for me.

Consequently, for this theory alone, I have to drop the book from my normal five stars for this series to four -- I just don't buy it.

Other than that, the book has the usual Ballantine excellence -- fine photographs and tight text. It's a decent introduction to Hitler's life, but Alan Wykes' theory gets in the way of his biography.
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Everyman, even Adolf Hitler, has some good qualities or talents--a fact which this author seems not able to admit.
According to Alan Wykes, Adolf Hitler was scum from the day he was born. He is variously described as "stupid," and "lazy," and simply a no talent bum; a would-be artist without talent. Actually, I have seen some of Hitler's drawings reproduced, and they were quite good--and I am a retired professional commercial artist.
If he was so utterly lacking in charisma and positive traits, how then, pray tell, did he manage to capture the imagination of an entire people? I think that, had he but held the line and decided against invading Poland and making the Jewish people his scapegoat, we would be celebrating him to today as one of Germany's greatest leaders.
If Hitler had anything to do with the powerful symbolism of the National Socialist party (The Swastika, etc.) and the striking uniforms of the German Army and the Luftwaffe--and I have no doubt his was the last word--he shows a very strong sense of graphic drama. It will be a while before the world again views such powerful graphic symbolism.
Aside from that, Wykes makes a flimsy case for Hitler's having contracted a case of syphillis in his early life in Vienna. The case is extremely circumstantial, and I think dubious. Throughout his adult life, he appeared to be of robust good health and physically attractive. Besides, even if true, so what? The point seems to be that anyone with "the syph" is automatically a worthless scumbag. Therefore it's worth tagging Hitler with it, or at least his being a sexual pervert, which many others have intimated.
Losers don't write history, and there is much that Hitler's regime perpetrated that led to a binge of hatred after the war on the part of the vistorious allies. Much of it, of course, was propaganda (yes, we, too, created propaganda.)
This is not meant to be a defense of Hitler, which would be a difficult task even if I were an admirer, which I'm not, but it would be refreshing, after nearly sixty years, to be able to read a somewhat neutral account of the Second World War, written by someone not infected with virulent hatred for the losers.
After the "Civil" war in the United States, histories were written by the victors who made Abe Lincoln out to be a saint who freed the slaves, and the Southern states to be cruel
slave-masters who deserved whatever they got. Of course, such an account is far from the truth. Lincoln was in fact a dictator who nearly destroyed the Constitution, and suspended the Bill of Rights during his term,imprisoning his political enemies without trial and bringing about a totally unnecessary war that caused over 600,000 American deaths. That part is universally overlooked, until recently when aome authors,like Thomas DiLorenzo for example, have begun to show what really happened.
I'm waiting for such a book about Germany, depicting its warriors as being as courageous and honorable as our own. Some have surfaced already, like Joseph Gilbey's "Langsdorf of the Graf Spee."
Maybe it will take a little longer--more distance between us and WWII.In any case, it would be refreshing to be able to read a more objective history of Hitler's life, without the author's pen dripping with hatred, loathing and belittling of everything associated with him. Hate is poor motivation for writing anything of value.
Joseph H. Pierre
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A good short biography of Hitler. A great refresher of a book for a person with a causal interest in the topic. The book is flawed by Wykes quite incorrect belief that Hitler had syphilis, and his claim to have witnesses is unconvincing, and if he does have them, why not produce them? Still, all in all a worthy book, and like most of the Ballantine's Illustrated series excellent, serious, scholarly and with a great number of pictures from the time.
Hitler (Ballantine's illustrated history of the violent century: War leader) download epub
Author: Alan Wykes
ISBN: 0345021932
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: Ballantine Books (1971)
Pages: 160 pages