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IAN KERSHAW is the author of Hitler 1889-1936- Hubris; Hitler 1936-1945- Nemesis; Making Friends with Hitler; and Fateful Choices- Ten Decisions that Changed the World, 1940-4. Hitler 1936-1945- Nemesis received the Wolfson History Prize and the Bruno Kreisky Prize in Austria for Political Book of the Year, and was joint winner of the inaugural British Academy Book Prize. Until his retirement in 2008, Ian Kershaw was Professor of Modern History at the University of Sheffield. For services to history he was given the German award of the Federal Cross of Merit in 1994. He was knighted in 2002 and awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal by the Historical Association in 2004. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.


Supersedes all previous accounts. It is the sort of masterly biography that only a first-rate historian can write -- David Cannadine * Observer *
The Hitler biography for the twenty-first century -- Richard Evans * Sunday Telegraph *
I cannot imagine a better biography of this great tyrant emerging for a long while -- Jeremy Paxman
Magisterial ... anyone who wishes to understand the Third Reich must read Kershaw, for no one has done more to lay bare Hitler's morbid psyche -- Niall Ferguson * Sunday Telegraph *
For the present generation, Kershaw's Hitler stands out as a clear beacon of truth, illuminating a dark age of terror and mendacity -- Craig Brown * Mail on Sunday *
The definitive biography of the Fuhrer -- Juliet Gardiner * Sunday Times *
An achievement of the very highest order -- Michael Burleigh * Financial Times *
Mesmerizing ... presents the twentieth century's most controversial life in a single sweep -- Michael Kerrigan * Scotsman *

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