'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
About this book: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.
Reviews“… 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 Bomb.com “…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.