1924 by Peter Ross Range audiobook

1924: The Year That Made Hitler

By Peter Ross Range
Read by Paul Hodgson

Little, Brown & Company 9780316384032
9.01 Hours Unabridged
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The dark story of Adolf Hitler’s life in 1924. Adolf Hitler spent 1924 away from society and surrounded by co-conspirators of the failed Beer Hall Putsch. Behind bars in a prison near Munich, Hitler passed the year with deep reading and intensive writing, a year of slowly walking gravel paths while working feverishly on his book Mein Kampf. This was the year of Hitler’s final transformation into the self-proclaimed savior and infallible leader who would appropriate Germany’s historical traditions and bring them into his vision for the Third Reich. Until now, no one has devoted an entire book to the single, dark year of Hitler’s incarceration following his attempted coup. Peter Ross Range richly depicts this year that bore to the world a monster.

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The dark story of Adolf Hitler’s life in 1924.

Adolf Hitler spent 1924 away from society and surrounded by co-conspirators of the failed Beer Hall Putsch. Behind bars in a prison near Munich, Hitler passed the year with deep reading and intensive writing, a year of slowly walking gravel paths while working feverishly on his book Mein Kampf. This was the year of Hitler’s final transformation into the self-proclaimed savior and infallible leader who would appropriate Germany’s historical traditions and bring them into his vision for the Third Reich.

Until now, no one has devoted an entire book to the single, dark year of Hitler’s incarceration following his attempted coup. Peter Ross Range richly depicts this year that bore to the world a monster.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Occasionally, a year draped in defeat becomes a year of personal triumph that alters the course of history. Peter Ross Range deftly argues that 1924 was such a year for Adolf Hitler, with catastrophic results for the world. Walter R. Borneman, author of The Admirals and MacArthur at War
Range's deep knowledge of the figures and events enables him to narrate clearly without being sucked into excessive explication. A lucid description of a year that made all the horror possible, even inevitable. Kirkus Reviews
Range deserves credit for brilliantly and concisely bringing this important slice of history to visibility. Bill Hughes, Baltimore Post-Examiner
Range tells his story well, offering choice details. Andrew Nagorski, Washington Post
Descriptive and portentous, Range's is an excellent account of perhaps the critical period in the Hitler saga. Gilbert Taylor, Booklist
How did it happen? That's the fateful question that veteran journalist Peter Ross Range asks. With verve, he takes us into the diabolical rise of Adolf Hitler in the pivotal year of 1924, by turns a horrifying yet important story. Jay Winik, author of 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History and April 1865
“Hitler seized the chance to form his derivative thoughts into a simplistically consistent ideology. Detailing the memoir’s composition, Range shows Hitler’s solidifying resolve to be Germany’s destined leader. Descriptive and portentous, Range’s is an excellent account of perhaps the critical period in the Hitler saga.” Booklist
This book could not be more necessary, as Germany prepares to re-publish Mein Kampf for the first time in 70 years. Range gives us a fluent narrative of Hitler's 13 months in prison, where he wrote his political testament. Eminently readable. Ronald Rosbottom, author of When Paris Went Dark
Hundreds of historians, perhaps thousands, have set out to explain how Hitler became Hitler -- but none have succeeded nearly so well, or so brilliantly, as Peter Ross Range. 1924: The Year That Made Hitler now stands front-and-center among those great works that, through a narrative that is both granular and compelling, finally explains one of the great mysteries of our era. Range's deft portrait clicks into place the final necessary nugget in one of our time's darkest eras and provides us with a biographical portrait that is chilling to read -- but that we dare not ignore. Mark Perry, author of The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur
“Providing superb detail and background, 1924: The Year That Made Hitler focuses on the few months he actually served at Landsberg, during which he was treated royally rather than punitively. Freed from the daily demands of party politics, Hitler was able to put his thoughts on nationalism and strong-man governance into a book that would become the first volume of Mein Kampf—and the grand rationale for the murderous Third Reich.” BookPage
“Range’s deep knowledge of the figures and events enables him to narrate clearly without being sucked into excessive explication. A lucid description of a year that made all the horror possible, even inevitable.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Peter Ross Range

Author Bio: Peter Ross Range

Peter Ross Range has enjoyed a multifaceted career as a writer and editor whose work has taken him all over the globe. In addition to plying his trade as a freelance writer, he was Time magazine’s correspondent in Germany and Vietnam in the 1960s and ’70s and later served as a White House and diplomatic correspondent for US News & World Report. Currently, he is editor of the political magazine Blueprint.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 9.01
Audience: Adult
Language: English