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Young Hitler by [Hant, Claus]
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How did an eccentric drifter and inconsequential artist become one of history's most powerful rulers? Young Hitler takes a closer look at this momentous transformation.
A quest for love and art, the philosophies of the 19th century, brushes with death, insanity and a secret society of occultists all combined to propel the future Führer to unimaginable height.


“… even a week after finishing reading it, I still have to recommend it.” - Good Reads

“…an unusual book… you couldn’t make this up…” - Jewish Chronicle

“… a fascinating book. It is a must-read for anyone interested in Hitler…” - Farm Lane Books Blog

“… puts young Hitler’s personal development into a new perspective.” - Charlotte’s Web

“… ein kurioses Buch.” - Der Spiegel

“… turns our understanding of Hitler on its head.” - Sunday Express

“… a controversial account…” - Fame Magazin

“… among the hottest books of the Frankfurt book fair…” - The Guardian

“… as well as cinematic story-telling, its appendix on racism, anti-Semitism and the mystical background of the Thule Society are a historian’s delight.” - The Voice of Reason

“… a wonderful insight in to the time and the making of a monster…” - Winstonsdad’s Blog

“…something for the weekend.” - Book Depository Blog

“…thank you for the depth and fascination provided by the lengthy and revelatory notes … - Bookmate

“… everything is well realized…”- 3:AM Magazine

“… Hant's work might not be given the recognition it deserves. When I read it I never expected something astonishing. I'm hopefully wiser than that, now.”- Giant

“…Hant has done what he set out to do: exploring a period in Hitler’s life that has received unsatisfactory attention elsewhere…” - Slow Travel Berlin

“…an excellent book…. magnificently researched…” - The Escapist Magazine

“An ingenious and fascinating account of Hitler's formative years, breathing life into his character and its development as he progresses from callow youth to potential national leader. A valuable addition to our understanding of the man he was to become.” - Anthony Read, award-winning writer and historian

“Hant constructs a circumstantial but plausible case to explain how an incompetent, irritating Austrian down and out was transformed into a charismatic leader who believed he was touched by providence.” – Simon Wessely, Vice Dean-Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College, London

“…a thought-provoking assessment of Hitler's early life…” - Jordan Grafman, Chief of the Cognitive Neuroscience Section in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, USA

“… a convincing retelling of the young Hitler’s life…” - Les Lancaster, PhD, Chair of the Transpersonal Psychology Section of the British Psychology Society

.“… an excellent book…” - Dr. Michael A. Persinger, Cognitive Neuroscience Researcher, Laurentian University, Canada.

About the author and other contributors

Claus Hant is an award winning German scriptwriter, best known for the creation of a detective series that made German TV history with its audience figures. Not unlike the detective of his TV series, Hant asked inconvenient questions about certain uncommon events in the early life story of Adolf Hitler. After years of intense research and incorporating the latest findings of historical science, a storyline emerged that puts young Hitler's personal development into a new and unexpected perspective. The foreword to „Young Hitler“ was written by the historian and Hitler - expert Dr. Klaus Lankheit, Institut fuer Zeitgeschichte, Munich. English writers James Trivers and Alan Roche assisted Hant in producing the original English version of the book.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1674 KB
  • Print Length: 440 pages
  • Publisher: boernermedia; 1 edition (18 May 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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5.0 out of 5 stars Young Hitler 12 September 2010
By karlo - Published on
it's somewhat unnerving to look at a class photo of Adolf Hitler at Austria's
Linz highschool. He is 14 years old,and there he is standing in the top row--an ordinary looking boy devoted to his mother and wary of his father. Surely,in his wildest dreams he could not have imagined that because of a fateful conjunction of historical misadventures and the seismic folly of World WarI, he would emerge not so many years later as Germany's psychopathic Pide Piper--leading it and much of the world into a hell of paranoic hate and systematic butchery.
This preposterous turn of events is even more strange when one considers Hitler in his late teens and early twenties; and now we have just the book for the task: Claus Hant's "Fact/Fiction" novel, "Young Hitler."

Rooted in exhaustive research and flood-Young Hitlerlighted by a novelist's imagination, Hant's portrayal of the young man loafing about Vienna, the lover of Wagnerian opera, the shiftless, flophouse dwelling mediocre "artist" driven by impossible dreams of supreme grandeur--how did he seem to others, what ideas was he besotted with (rabid antisemitism?,no,not yet),and finally, like some wicked act of alchemy, what transformed this unstable ne'er-do-well into the Fuhrer of the future?

With all of this Hant deals superbly. Especially illuminating is his portrait of Hitler as a young soldier on the Western Front in the charnel house of World War I. He was insanely fearless, twice wounded--and totally happy. It's in his war experience that we see the shaping of the future Nazi leader.

"Young Hitler" is a happy marriage of History and Fiction, a most welcomed addition to our understanding of a fantasist turned absolutely malign.

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