Hitler 's Charisma And Nigel Cawthorne

Better Essays
The setting is Europe during World War II and the world is at a turning point. World War 1 has come to a close, leaving some countries’ economies broken into a million pieces and some others flourishing. Dictators begin to rise all over Europe and their every decision will have long lasting outcomes on their citizens, country, and in a few select cases, the world. Two authors Laurence Reese who wrote Hitler’s Charisma and Nigel Cawthorne who wrote Stalin examine the effectiveness of dictatorship as a form of government through the stories of these two dictators. Hitler governed Germany and Stalin reigned over Russia. Stalin rose to power in Russia through a series of magnificently brutal acts of violence, such as the Cossak Massacre, and…show more content…
From their childhood, to their mischievous teen years, to their reign over Europe, and everything in between, the book explains how they were brought up, how they realized and embraced their influences, and how they convinced and persuaded an entire nation to pursue their leadership. Hitler’s Charisma Leading Millions into the Abyss, focuses on Hitler’s tyrannical reign as supreme leader over Germany. It tells his story from his rise to power, to being arrested and writing Mein Kompf, which translates to my struggle, to his successes in World War II, and finally, the book ventures through Hitler’s downfall, and suicide at the age of fifty-six. The author of this book is Laurence Rees. He is the writer, producer and director of the TV series The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler which airs on BBC, as well as the writer of numerous books on World War II and the Nazi Party, to which he has devoted the past 20 years. In his latest work Hitler’s Charisma, though, he focuses on Hitler’s infamous rise to power and intimidating sovereignty over Germany. However, unlike Nigel Cawthorne in Stalin, Rees seems to stay away from the violent acts against humanity that Adolf Hitler committed on his way to, and while in power in Germany. Instead the author seems to focus on how Hitler gained and retained power, and convinced his generals and employees to do all his dirty work, through his empowering use of words. Rees shows Hitler gave entrancing,
    Get Access