Hitler: A Global Biography
- Biographies & Memoirs, World War II
A revelatory new perspective on Hitler’s ideology
This deeply learned and radically revisionist biography makes the case that Adolf Hitler's main strategic enemy, from the start of his political career in the 1920s, was not communism or the Soviet Union, but capitalism and the United States.
Whereas most historians have argued that Hitler underestimated the American threat, author Brendan Simms shows that Hitler embarked on a preemptive war with the United States precisely because he considered it such a potent adversary. The war against the Jews was driven both by his anxiety about combatting the supposed forces of international plutocracy and by a broader desire to maintain the domestic cohesion he thought necessary for survival on the international scene.
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|Release Date:||October 1, 2019|