Mein Kampf - Adolf Hitler

Mein Kampf

By Adolf Hitler

  • Release Date: 2011-11-30
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
Mein Kampf book review score

4 Score: 4 (From 169 Ratings)

Mein Kampf Adolf Hitler Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The angry ranting of an obscure, small-party politician, the first volume of Mein Kampf was virtually ignored when it was originally published in 1925. Likewise the second volume, which appeared in 1926. The book details Hitler's childhood, the "betrayal" of Germany in World War I, the desire for revenge against France, the need for lebensraum for the German people, and the means by which the National Socialist party can gain power. It also includes Hitler's racist agenda and his glorification of the "Aryan" race. The few outside the Nazi party who read it dismissed it as nonsense, not believing that anyone could--or would--carry out its radical, terrorist programs. As Hitler and the Nazis gained power, first party members and then the general public were pressured to buy the book. By the time Hitler became chancellor of the Third Reich in 1933, the book stood atop the German bestseller lists. Had the book been taken seriously when it was first published, perhaps the 20th century would have been very different. Beyond the anger, hatred, bigotry, and self-aggrandizing, Mein Kampf is saddled with tortured prose, meandering narrative, and tangled metaphors (one person was described as "a thorn in the eyes of venal officials"). That said, it is an incredibly important book. It is foolish to think that the Holocaust could not happen again, especially if World War II and its horrors are forgotten. As an reader has pointed out, "If you want to learn about why the Holocaust happened, you can't avoid reading the words of the man who was most responsible for it happening." Mein Kampf, therefore, must be read as a reminder that evil can all too easily grow.

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User reviews about this book

  • Genius visionary

    By livcdncdf
    Great book I hate everyone that isn’t like me, thanks hitler, very cool.
  • Um

    By Holly Logan
  • Mad Man

    By Mr Igula
    Ravings of a sick lunatic mind.
  • Great

    By drtudtyudtyuftytyfj
    I agree with this anime books protagonist very much, his views might seem silly to some otaku’s such as myself, but that doesn’t mean Jews aren’t bad. Burn all the jews
  • Mein Kämpft ist gut

    By xx_nascarfan_xx
    Das Buch ist gut und zwar wunderbar
  • Twitler

    By C.Attle
    Suggested reading for the new Trump administration.
  • Intellectual dishonesty

    By gallandro1
    So please explain to me Apple, why I can't buy certain apps like Ultimate General: Gettysburg, or educational apps from the Store that display the Confederate battle flag (in proper context) on their cover/icon, but I can buy a book from this homicidal mass murderer whose work could theoretically influence some young mind? Didn't think that decision through did ya?
  • Fascinating - Any History Fan Will Enjoy This Book

    By Flashkube
    If you are interested in the history of WW1 and WW2 you really have to read this book along with everything else. It is almost like being there. I would say it is like a diary of Hitler’s mind. The surprising thing is how good many parts of this book are. It is pretty easy to see how he swayed people after reading this book. Be ready to use your highlighter because there are many fascinating things to quote. It really helped me to understand what was going on at that time and what people were thinking.
  • Profits

    By bg17067
    FYI the sales from this book go to various charities
  • Awkward James Murphy translation.

    By heysawbones
    I give this one two stars for having a nicer cover than the other duplicates of the same text floating around iTunes.

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