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Shigeru Mizuki's Hitler
by Shigeru Mizuki and Zack Davisson


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A master cartoonist and veteran tells the life story of the man who started the Second World War
Seventy years after his death, Adolf Hitler remains a mystery. Historians, military tacticians, and psychologists have tried in vain to unravel his complex motivations for leading Germany into the Holocaust and World War II.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A master cartoonist and veteran tells the life story of the man who started the Second World War
Seventy years after his death, Adolf Hitler remains a mystery. Historians, military tacticians, and psychologists have tried in vain to unravel his complex motivations for leading Germany into the Holocaust and World War II. With "Shigeru Mizuki's Hitler," the manga-ka ("Kitaro," "NonNonba," "Showa: A History of Japan") delves deep into the history books to create an absorbing and eloquent portrait of Hitler's life.
Beginning with Hitler's time in Austria as a starving art student and ending with a Germany in ruins, "Shigeru Mizuki's Hitler" retraces the path Hitler took in life, coolly examining his charismatic appeal and his calculated political maneuvering. The Munich Beer Putsch, Hitler's ascent to chancellor, the sudden death of his half-niece Geli, the Battle of Stalingrad, his relationship with Eva Braun, and his eventual demise: all are given equal attention in this thorough and compelling biography.
In Mizuki's signature style, which populates incredibly realistic backgrounds with cartoony people, Japan's most famous living cartoonist has created an overview of Hitler's life that is as fascinating as it is informative.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781770462106
  • ISBN-10: 1770462104
  • Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
  • Publish Date: November 2015
  • Page Count: 296
  • Dimensions: 8.81 x 6.56 x 1.13 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.01 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-11-09
  • Reviewer: Staff

A fresh take on one of the most notorious villains in history is not easy task, but with this terrifying book, esteemed manga artist Mizuki (GeGeGe No Kitaro; Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths)who lost an arm as a soldier during WW IIgives readers a tight narrative that shows how a man of humble beginnings can rise to power, wage war and genocide, and come within a hairs breadth of conquering the world. From Hitlers failure to pass exams for art school, to his beer-hall radicalizing, the book carefully sets the backdrop for his inevitable rise. Mizukis canvas is a provocative one, juxtaposing medium-panel shots of Hitlers day-to-day interactions with his inner circle and large establishing shots that oscillate between depictions of Hitlers glory and Germanys bombardment and ruin. He deftly balances dialogue and narration, never using a heavy hand or complicating the readers movement through the text. Impossible to put down, this is a candidate for the years best graphic novel. (Dec.)

 
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