Ambrus Miskolczy, Professor of History, Eötvös
Loránd University, Budapest
The first book to present the so-called Hitler Library.
It sheds new light on the readings of Hitler and on
his techniques how to read a book. Hitler presented
himself as an ideal reader of Schopenhauer, nevertheless
his remarks destroy that image, particularly if we see
how he read Ernst Jünger, Richard Wagner, or Paul
de Lagarde, and how he reread Mein Kampf.
The book describes the gnostic character of the phenomenon
as an explication of the success of nazism and that
of the Hitler myth and challenges the static views of
"Especially exciting is the panorama of the national
we got a strong impression
not just on Hitler, but on the intellectual background
and 'sideground' of the nazi ideology."
András Gerõ, Central European University,
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
ISBN 978-963-9241- 59-6 cloth $39.95 / €33.95 / £25.00