Monday, April 18, 2016

Hitler: A Study in Tyranny, by Alan Bullock

Hitler: A Study in Tyranny, by Alan Bullock, is a, extraordinary well-documented and detailed look at events leading up the power of the world famous dictator Adolf Hitler. Bullock hits a home run with writing the masterpiece of Hitler’s life because he accomplishes to really bring out a lot more of Hitler’s past to fill in the gaps as well as showing how a miserable childhood later affected him and the entire world. Another accomplishment Bullock makes with Hitler’s biography is by remarkably explaining how preciously his later ideas and behavior were prefigured in his early years.

One of the reasons why this book will surely snatch the reader’s attention is because Bullock handles to bring out Hitler’s past with a sense of anticipation and drama. He also proves that what today’s world accepts as "facts" about Adolf Hitler is full of inconsistencies and assumption. Indeed he does prove numerous of our assumptions wrong. Although this is my first book reading about the powerful leader, I still have to say it is by far the best ever written biography about him. In order to make understanding of his formidably horrifying actions, one must look into his past and see him as an individual and his nature as a human being.“He was not cut out to be a painter. But Hitler refused to admit defeat” . It was heartbreaking to read about the poor child getting rejected twice from becoming an artist of his dreams. On top of that, life with his family wasn’t any pleasing with a dominating father in a crowded house. Indeed Hitler was a gifted young man, but his society never realized that.

Reviewed by Anonymous, Grade 10
Glendale Central Library