Hitler: Volume 1: Ascent, 1889-1939
Author: Volker Ullrich
Volker Ullrich's Hitler is the first in a two-volume biography. Drawing on previously unseen papers and new scholarly research, Ullrich charts Hitler's life from his childhood through his experiences in the First World War and his subsequent rise as a far-right leader. Focusing on the personality behind the policies, Ullrich creates a vivid portrait of a man and his megalomania, political skill, and horrifying worldview.