by Albert Marrin

Published: 1987

Allow me to begin by saying that I love Albert Marrin!  I read his biography of Stalin not long ago, and have a list of his books so that I can read the ones applicable to my current study.  Marrin writes concisely and well, with just the right amount of detail.

Hitler is really more of an overview of World War II.  While the beginning chapters deal with Hitler’s youth and coming of age, once he is in charge of Germany, Marrin does not concern himself as much with Hitler as a man as he does with Germany’s role in WWII.  Although, in a sense, since Hitler was personally in charge of every aspect of Germany’s WWII actions, perhaps it is one and the same.