Book review: Hitler’s War

Hitler’s War is an overview of World War II focusing on the actions of Adolf Hitler. The book charts how he became dictator, strengthened his position and the decisions he made across the different theatres throughout the war. Each chapter looks at a theatre and stage briefly, telling the narrative of party politics and how Hitler consolidates his power, rewarding those loyal to him at the expense of those in the army with an understanding of the situation. Due to the book covering Hitler’s rise to power, his pre-war years in control and the war, it is not incredibly detailed, but it does succeed in providing an excellent overview of Nazi Germany both before and during the war. I found the book to be very easy to read.

Rating (out of 5): ****


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