Portrait of the Monster as a Young Man

Hitler’s formative years, 1889 to 1918, which reveal the sources ...


Michael O'Brien

Michael O’Brien was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and studied at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he received a Ph.D. in history.  He is the author of the widely praised John F. Kennedy: A Biography, a full-scale study based on eleven years’ research into letters, diaries, financial papers, medical records, manuscripts, and oral histories; and a concise analytical life of the president, Rethinking Kennedy.  He is now emeritus professor of history at the University of Wisconsin, Fox Valley, and lives in Door County, Wisconsin.