Just finished Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich Drawing on previously unseen papers and new scholarly research, Ullrich charts Hitler’s life from his childhood through his experiences in the First World War and his subsequent rise as a far-right leader. Focusing on the personality behind the policies, Ullrich creates a vivid portrait of a man and his megalomania, political skill, and horrifying worldview. Hitler is a landmark biography with unsettling resonance in these times. Hitler by Volker Ullrich | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books
Its a hefty read all right and at 1,000 pages there is a lot to get through but I enjoyed it!