Portrait of the Monster as a Young Man

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


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World War Ii

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Paris Under the Occupation

European History Philosophy Military History

After France fell to Hitler’s armies in 1940, for more than four years the country lived under a German occupation that reinforced its shame and sapped its energies.  Afterward, Jean-Paul Sartre attempted to explain France's experience and repair the nation's tarnished reputation.

Tags:  Nazi occupation - World War II - Sartre essay

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Portrait of the Monster as a Young Man

European History Military History Biography Biography

From Alan Bullock’s incomparable biography: Hitler’s formative years, from his birth in 1889 to the end of the First World War in 1918. It sets the stage for Hitler’s later strategies and programs by explaining the sources of his ideas and the influences of his early life experiences.

Tags:  World War II - Holocaust - World War II - Nazis - Nazis - World War II - Hitler - Adolf Hitler

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A Grand Way to Chronicle a War

History Journalism

In 1944, after the liberation of Paris, the Hotel Scribe became Allied press headquarters in Europe. Through the Scribe’s portals, with its hot baths, good food, and comfortable bar, passed the cream of wartime journalism as well as its foot soldiers--a fascinating scene behind the front lines.

Tags:  World War II - Reporting - Press Coverage - Invasion of Europe - Liberation of Paris - Scribe Hotel - Edward R. Murrow - Harry Butcher - George Orwell - A.J. Liebling - William L. Shirer - Robert Capa - Ernest Hemingway - Irwin Shaw - Howard K. Smith - Charles Collingwood - Edward Kennedy - Lee Miller

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