The History Place - The Rise of Adolf Hitler

From Unknown to Dictator of Germany
Complete History in 24 Chapters

Adolf Hitler is Born - April 20, 1889

Hitler's Boyhood - 1895 - 1903

Hitler's Father Dies - January 3, 1903

Hitler Fails Art Exam - October 1907

Hitler's Mother Dies - December 21, 1907

Hitler is Homeless in Vienna - 1909 - 1913

Hitler in World War One - 1914 - 1918

War Ends with German Defeat - November 11, 1918

Hitler Joins German Workers' Party - 1919

Nazi Party is Formed - 1920

Hitler Named Leader of Nazi Party - July 1921

The Beer Hall Putsch - November 9, 1923

Hitler on Trial for Treason - February 26, 1924

Hitler's Book "Mein Kampf"

A New Beginning - February 26, 1925

The Quiet Years - 1926 - 1929

Great Depression Begins - October 29, 1929

Germans Elect Nazis - September 14, 1930

Success and a Suicide - 1931

Hitler Runs for President - 1932

The Republic Collapses

Hitler Named Chancellor of Germany - January 30, 1933

The Reichstag Burns - February 27, 1933

Hitler Becomes Dictator of Germany - March 23, 1933

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Adolf Hitler by John Toland - Based on previously unpublished documents, diaries, notes, photographs, and dramatic interviews with Hitler's colleagues and associates, this is considered by many to be the definitive biography of the Nazi leader. Includes rare photos. -- Available for instant purchase and shipped directly to you from, the Internet's best known store. Only $15.96
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Encyclopedia of the Third Reich - In one volume, provides a wealth of info and can quickly answer many commonly asked questions. "Open this extraordinary work anywhere and you won't be able to stop reading..." - The New York Times. Only $15.16

Lest We Forget: A History of the Holocaust CD-ROM - 500 photographs, 30 minutes of video clips, 40 minutes of audio, interactive maps, extensive original text, narration and more all combine to provide powerful testimony and an incomparable study of Nazi persecution of the Jews.
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The SS : Hitler's Instrument of Terror The Full Story from Street Fighters to the Waffen-SS by Gordon Williamson - From its origins in 1925 as Hitler's private protection squad to its eventual role in the Holocaust and military conquests, every aspect of the SS is examined in this authoritative account of Nazi Germany's most notorious organization. 220 color and b&w photos including 25 color artworks. Only $17.47

Gestapo - An Illustrated History by Rupert Butler - Exposes the tactics and utter ruthlessness of Hitler's secret police revealing how Himmler and Heydrich built this once small organization into a force that terrorized an entire continent. Only $17.47

The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich by William L. Shirer - The entire history of Hitler's Germany by an American journalist who witnessed many important events. Famed CBS correspondent Shirer spent many years in close proximity to Hitler, witnessing the Nazi attempt to conquer Europe. After the war, Shirer spent five years sifting through Nazi paperwork to write this definitive history of the Third Reich. "One of the most important works of history of our time."-- The New York Times. Only $14.40

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