The author offers a new perspective on Hitler: his military strategy and his political blunders. He blames Germany's loss of the war on Hitler's misperception of political realities and his hatred of the Jews. Hoyt also maintains that Hitler's defeat was inevitable as early as 1942 because of the virulent nature of his anti-semitism, the declaration of war against the Soviet union, and his failure to make full use of the U-boat to starve Britain out of the war. He also blames the allies for continuing the war for another three years. Hoyt interprets Hitler as essentially an untalented dilettante whose successes were more the product of opponents' errors than his own abilities. Hoyt is, however, far from an apologist for the Wehrmacht. He establishes the increasingly close connections between Hitler and the military establishment and shows how this enabled Germany to sustain the war long after it was really lost. The author's previous books include "America's Wars" and "Japan's Wars".
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Here is World War II, the twentieth century's most destructive international conflict, from the unique perspective of its instigator and architect, German Fuhrer Adolf Hitler (1889-1945). Noted military historian Edwin P. Hoyt vivdly recreates Hitler's direction of the war, his bold gambles, evolving strategies, and crucial miscalculations.About the Author:
Edwin P. Hoyt, a former soldier, is a distinguished historian in the field of World War II studies, and the author of Inferno, The GI's War, Japan's War, and Stalin's War. He lives in Tokyo, Japan.
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