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A History of Hitler's Empire, 2nd Edition

Investigate how history's greatest monster rose to power in a highly-educated, industrially developed country in this course taught by an Ivy League professor of History.

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b********m
January 16, 2020

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t********m
November 29, 2019
Reading through the comments the one I most agreed with is the series is too short. For me, Mr Childers wasn't more distracting than an average college professor. I one had a real life instructor with a severe speech impediment - not just a handful of mild mannerisms. If you are trying to absorb the material you hardly notice such things. Nor did I notice sound quality or volume problems. In terms of content Professor Childers was quite organized and methodical. One toss off remark about the implausibility of Hitler taking the time to write down anything, let alone a personal diary, is a good example of what this series is like. Professor Childer's scorn for the plausibility of the Hitler diaries is insightful, it fits the flow of the material, and you can understand what he's talking about, but you'd like to hear more. The course is focused on Hitler the politician. As comments note doesn't go into the war. Likewise, in depth details of the Holocaust can be found elsewhere. What you get is a road map of the the times, and an intuition for how this man incited so much dysfunction. With the exception of Chamberlain other characters and countries are stick figures. Perhaps this is where more depth could help. Even if Hitler himself was deliberately opaque or incompetently chaotic - we might benefit from more understanding of the people and organizations around Hitler. There's some of this but there could be more. Still, the course is a good starting point to reflect on how Hitler grabbed power and what he did with it. You don't gain a solid understanding of Hitler himself - and maybe that's too much to ask - but you do come away with a feeling for why Germany did what he wanted.

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d********m
October 6, 2019

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