Mein Kampf

by Adolf Hitler

4.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

4.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)


Madman, tyrant, animal – history has given Adolf Hitler many names.
In Mein Kampf (My Struggle), often called the Nazi bible, Hitler describes his life, frustrations, ideals, and dreams. Born to an impoverished couple in a small town in Austria, the young Adolf grew up with the fervent desire to become a painter. The death of his parents and outright rejection from art schools in Vienna forced him into underpaid work as a labourer.
During the First World War, Hitler served in the infantry and was decorated for bravery.
After the war, he became actively involved with socialist political groups and quickly rose to power, establishing himself as Chairman of the National Socialist German Worker’s party. In 1924, Hitler led a coalition of nationalist groups in a bid to overthrow the Bavarian government in Munich. The infamous Munich “Beer-hall putsch” was unsuccessful, and Hitler was arrested. During the nine months he was in prison, an embittered and frustrated Hitler dictated a personal manifesto to his loyal follower Rudolph Hess. He vented his sentiments against communism and the Jewish people in this document, which was to become Mein Kampf, the controversial book that is seen as the blue-print for Hitler’s political and military campaign.
In Mein Kampf, Hitler describes his strategy for rebuilding Germany and conquering Europe. It is a glimpse into the mind of a man who destabilized world peace and pursued the genocide now known as the Holocaust. “… I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator. In standing guard against the Jew I am defending the handiwork of the Lord”

Genre, Biography

About The Author

About the Author: Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born, German politician and leader of the Nazi party. He was the chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and dictator of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. Hitler was at the center of Nazi Germany, the Second World War and the Holocaust. He was a veteran of the First World War, who in his effort to remove Judaism became a famed antagonist in world history.

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5 reviews for Mein Kampf

  1. 4 out of 5

    “Good Reading”

  2. 4 out of 5

    Firstly, to completely understand and appreciate the book, you will need some history knowledge and even without it, you can understand the insights of a dictator.But when you read about how he grew and the mindset he had, he justifies all his actions against Jews, though it is difficult to accept how he thought his artificial selection of the humans in nature is as good as natural selection.I will not reveal his insights as that would be a spoiler, I suggest you read the book once. He makes you feel that he was right in doing so in some part of your heart. At the end of the book he certainly makes you feel it was all for the betterment of Germany.The political stature of that time and the problems he faced and the pressure he had on his mind and from the people. Overall I feel its a wonderful book that lingers your feelings of every kind.

  3. 4 out of 5

    One is liberals overestimate their ability to argue with facsism, you assume your opponent will engage with intellectual honesty, in practice it’s like arguing with jelly and you’ll be faced with a mass of internal contradictions predicated on fantasy.Of course we can highlight the absurdity of these positions but this brings us to the second problem, fascism appeals to emotion rather than reason, it doesn’t matter if you win a debate.To a degree it’s irrelevant whether the book is published or not. To prevent fascism we, as society, have to create an environment where it can not flourish. Something we’re doing a pretty shit job at at the moment unfortunately.

  4. 4 out of 5

    It should be printed exactly as it is printed.To ridicule or alternately portray as an alien monster denies his humanity and with that denial, implies that history cannot be repeated.It can be repeated.By putting qualifying notes along side it, the reader has the opportunity to form an informed judgement seeing both the text as originally portrayed as well as better contextual information.I started to read Mein Kampf a couple of years ago… I read all sorts of religious and neo-revolutionary works from the Communist Manifesto to the Quran… this gives me a window on politics, history and the human psyche. As such , it seemed remiss were I not to at least try to understand one of the largest and most notorious of the 20th Century’s movements.I put it down eventually because it’s actually a bit of a chew to read (and people were giving me funny looks on the subway into work.)But… I’ll say it has some interesting as well as evil perspectives. You see inside the mind of “neo nationalist” Germans of their time as well as into the psychology of Hitler. There’s some also challengeable historical content but that is also worth reading if only because you see how our modern view was so formed.It didn’t leave me with a suddenly stiff right arm and predisposition to 88-ing. It made me no more of a Fascist Germany sympathiser. But it did allow me to see how Britain and our allies pre and post world 1 actions did aid the precipitation of events and why expedients and opportunism should not be used as justification for “not doing the right thing”.So I’d advise the read… and not in comic sans.

  5. 4 out of 5

    The book is Hitler’s autobiographical work with emphasis on his philosophy regarding the state and politics. The book opens up how one of the most barbarian dictators in the history of mankind thought and justified his actions. It is known to everyone that Hitler molded the way history books as we see them today and committed one of the gravest crimes on the mankind, but what this book reveals is the underlying fuel that propelled this man. Its his beliefs and perspective towards the German nation that made him choose the specific political path.┬áThe book is a window into the life in Germany at the time of World War I and post that. It gives a perspective from the other side. The book is a piece of document that shows how a dictator can think and pushes you to believe that it is not entirely wrong what Hitler thought. The social structure in Germany and the segments of the society are clearly shown through the eyes of Hitler. The book also presents political structure of Germany at that time and the lacunae that existed in the system along with the strategies of propaganda employed by the French during WWI. The manipulation of public sentiments by Hitler helps reveal the emotions of the mass and how the social conditions in Germany helped him take advantage.The book is written in a very straight forward manner without any diplomacy. As expected from someone like Hitler, the writing style is compelling and thought provoking. It almost convinces the reader towards Hitler’s way of thinking. The writing is easy to understand and very direct.

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