New York: Viking Press, 1978.
1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. Item #13781
Edge foxing, splatter stain to front endpaper, otherwise light wear; Dust Jacket light edgewear, light rub, front flap price clip, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; "This book narrates one man's path to war - Adolf Hitler's. The narrative ends at the precise moment when the companion volume, Hitler's War, begins: the evening of 3 September 1939, as he leaves his Berlin Chancellery for the Polish front. Like that volume, The War Path also tries to describe events from behind the Fuhrer's desk, and to see and understand each episode through his eyes. The technique necessarily narrows the viewpoint, but it does help to explain otherwise inexplicable decisions. Nobody I know of has attempted this before, but to me it seemed worth all the effort: after all, Hitler's war sucked in one coutnry after another, left forty million dead and caused all of Europe and half of Asia to be wasted by fire and explosives; it destroyed Hitler's Third Reich, bankrupted Britain and lost her her Empire, and brough lasting disorder to the world's affairs; it saw the entrenchment of communism in one continent, and its emergence in another. ... The focus of my research fell on his years of power, and from 3 February 1933, when Hitler tells his generals in secret of his ambition to launch a war of imperial conquest in the east as soon as Germany is able, the detail thickens and the colour becomes enriched." - Author's Foreword. First US Edition, First Printing in Dust Jacket.; 301 pages.
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