Mein Kampf

Mein Kampf

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"In 1922, just four years after the war to end all wars, an unknown Austrian then living in Bavaria planned a pamphlet to be called Settling Accounts. In it he intended to attack the ineffectiveness of the dominant political parties in Germany which were opposed to the new National Socialists (Nazis). In November 1923, Adolf Hitler was jailed for the abortive Munich Beer Hall putsch along with men willing and able to assist him with his writing. With the help of these collaborators, chief among them Rudolf Hess, the pamphlet became a book. Settling Accounts became 'Mein Kampf,' an unparalleled example of muddled economics and history, appalling bigotry, and an intense self-glorification of Adolf Hitler as the true founder and builder of the National Socialist movement. It was written in hate and it contained a blueprint for violent bloodshed. When Mein Kampf was published in 1925, it was a failure. In 1926 a second volume appeared--it was no more successful than the first. People either laughed at it or ignored it. They were wrong to do so. As Hitler's power increased, pressure was put on all party members to buy the book. Gradually this pressure was extended to all elements of the German population. Soon 'Mein Kampf' was even being passed out to newlywed couples as a gift. Ironically, and frighteningly, by the time Hitler came to power on January 30, 1933, what has been considered by many to be the most satanic book ever written was running neck and neck with the Bible at the top of the German bestseller lists. In his excellent introduction to this definitive American translation of 'Mein Kampf,' Konrad Heiden writes: "For years Mein Kampf stood as proof of the blindness and complacency of the world. For in its pages Hitler announced--long before he came to power--a program of blood and terror in a self-revelation of such overwhelming frankness that few among its readers had the courage to believe it... That such a man could go so far toward realizing his ambitions, and--above all--could find millions of willing tools and helpers; that is a phenomenon the world will ponder for centuries to come." We would be wrong in thinking that such a program, such a man, and such appalling consequences could not reappear in our world of the present. We cannot permit our selves the luxury of forgetting the tragedy of World War II or the man who, more than any other, fostered it. Mein Kampf must be read and constantly remembered as a specimen of evil demagoguery that people whenever men grow tired of thinking and acting for themselves. Mein Kampf is a blueprint for the age of chaos. It transcends in historical importance any other book of the present generation. In his translation Ralph Manheim has taken particular care to give an exact English equivalent of Hitler's highly individual, and often awkward style, including his occasional grammatical errors. We believe this book should stand as the complete, final, and definitive English version of Hitler's own story of his life, his political philosophy, and his thwarted plans for world domination. Translated by Ralph Manheim with an introduction by Konrad Heiden. A compilation of Hitler's most famous prison writings of 1923--the bible of National Socialism and the blueprint for the Third Reich."
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books/Houghton Mifflin Company, c1999.
ISBN: 9780395925034
Call Number: 921 HITLER
Characteristics: xxi, 694 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Psychology.
Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiter-Partei.
Nazi propaganda.
Germany -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Additional Contributors: Manheim, Ralph 1907-1992.


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Apr 03, 2019

What an intresting read

Jan 11, 2019

i love his idealogy

Apr 17, 2018

So, something people need to understand is that it was written by Hitler, who was a lunatic. The 1 star ratings don't mean anything... this deserves 5 stars because it allows us normal civilians to understand more profoundly Hitler's ideologies on a new standard. I don't agree with Hitler, but it's always interesting to understand how these dictators think.

Apr 12, 2018

wierd book...

Feb 05, 2018

And, so - How would I best outline horrible Hitler's "Mein Kampf" (aka. "My Struggle") in just 3 simple words?.... Well - How about? - "Babble-Babble-Babble" - Yeah. That pretty much sums up this wiener-schnitzel's whining, hypocritical drivel in a "Nazi" nutshell.

You know - Mein Kampf has got to be one of the most difficult books to finish that I have ever read - 'Cause every time I thought about the vile, hideous monster who wrote it - I wanted to toss it, asap, straight into the garbage.

Written in 1923 while Hitler (34 at the time) was serving a 9-month prison sentence for political insubordination - Mein Kampf was, at times, totally laughable trash as he self-righteously finger-pointed, non-stop - Discussing in great detail matters such as moral integrity (ha!), a sense of honesty (spare me!), and the Press who (*quote*) "are highway robbers grabbing at anything to serve their evil ends." (Can you believe this two-faced crap?)... To be sure - The mind-numbing nonsense in this book goes on and on, incessantly, for 410 self-satisfied pages.

*Trivia note* - (Get this!) - When Hitler became chancellor of Germany in 1933 - Mein Kampf earned him $1 million a year in royalties. This load of dough went straight into his pocket for almost the entire length of his despicable reign-of-terror in Germany.

refer you to Alice Miller's FOR HIS OWN GOOD, or, FOR YOUR OWN GOOD.

Apr 25, 2017

10/10 best book of 2017,must read for kids!! Love Adolf Hitler's ideas, my inspiration, my senpai. When everyone else abandoned me when I said I loved anime, Hitler was there for me every step of my journey to becoming a hokagae. ------Donald Trump

Nov 16, 2016

Enlightening to read this much reviled book for oneself, rather than avoid it. Interestingly, however, there are parallels between the social-political climate during Hitler's rise and today's American social-political climate.

susienor Jun 06, 2016

I just LOVE the definitions thrown here, lol. So, Hitler hated socialism so much his party was called Socialist Party... Oh, of course, National Socialism does not really, really mean socialism, you know. Are you guys really serious or is this all a big joke?

greglibrary Feb 20, 2016

We tend to ‘throw’ around political labels without defining them as to their time and just how these changes drift into definitions many times 180 deg. from their initial.
Think A. Lincoln and T. Roosevelt as republicans...
TR would be [in anti-trust alone], a far left Bernie.
A. Lincoln was fair does that stack-up to today’s ‘republican compassionate conservatism’, a la the Bushie’s ‘New World Order’ ?
Hey.. an idea...
let’s keep deregulating the banks and financial [Wall Street] and ‘privatize' the ‘public sector to bust the world economy...again!
Certainly the 'Right' can supersede the numbers of 2009 ‘take-the-money-and-run’!

I Gotta Go...that sound is my private corporate ‘chopper’ on the roof as I grab 320 M$ from the company I tanked to make my get-away...
Ain’t America GREAT...AGAIN!?

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