Hitler's Second Book

The Unpublished Sequel to Mein Kampf

In 1958, while directing the microfilming of a trove of archives that the US forces had taken from the Nazis at the end of WWII, a young American scholar named Gerhard Weinberg found the manuscript of a second book that Hitler had written but never published.
Publication date:
September 2007
Publisher :
Enigma Books
Editor :
Gerhard L. Weinberg
Contributor(s) :
Dr. Gerhard L. Weinberg
Language:
English
Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781929631612

Dimensions : 234 X 156 cm

Out of stock

£12.99

Overview
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• The sequel to Mein Kampf published here in its entiretyThe secret Nazi blueprint for world conquest and war with AmericaContains shocking and provactive policy statements

In 1958, while directing the microfilming of a trove of archives that the US forces had taken from the Nazis at the end of WWII, a young American scholar named Gerhard Weinberg found the manuscript of a second book that Hitler had written but never published.

In a memoir, one of Hitler’s secretaries had mentioned a ‘secret’ book about Nazi foreign policy – Weinberg’s special subject. Then, when Hitler’s Table Talk was published by Hugh Trevor Roper in 1953, there was another reference to this ‘unpublished work’ by Hitler.

Leafing through the contents of a green box-file, Weinberg found a folder labelled, ‘Draft of Mein Kampf’. In fact, it was a second book. The draft was yellowing but otherwise in good condition. The gaps between commas indicated that the book had been dictated straight onto a typewriter – a method consistent with Hitler’s usual practice.

The book never appeared because Hitler’s publisher advised him that it would have competed with Mein Kampf, the second volume of which was not selling well. Additionally, Hitler had allied himself with the people he attacked in the manuscript – people on the political right who wanted to undo the Versailles Treaty, who he described as fools.

A German version of the manuscript was published in 1961, but this is the first authoritative English version. This text bears all of Hitler's hallmarks: rambling thoughts, half-baked ideas, along with a terrifying, sustained belief in war and violence as the means to ensure that Germany would flourish.

Hitler dwells at length on foreign policy and outlines a strategy of alliance with Fascist Italy and Great Britain. He actually believed that Britain would accept a German-dominated European continent so long as Germany did not challenge the overseas British empire. He also foresees an inevitable clash with the United States.

REVIEWS

More clearly than ever, Hitler sketched out the worldwide struggle against the Jews which he and his party had to lead
The Guardian

More clearly than ever, Hitler sketched out the worldwide struggle against the Jews which he and his party had to lead
The Guardian

He envisaged the German people becoming involved in a series of wars for Lebensraum culminating in an epic battle against America
The Daily Telegraph

We are fortunate in having access to a document which provides a valuable insight into the development of ideas that were to shape Hitler's foreign policy after 1933
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

The text bears all of Hitler's hallmarks, along with a terrifying, sustained belief in war and violence as a means to ensure that Germany would flourish
Publishers Weekly

The Second Book is in many ways more important than Mein Kampf . . .
The Guardian

I have never known anyone to say this is a forged document
The New York Times

Hitler admires the "young, racially select” American people and the nation's restrictive immigration policies at the time
The New York Times

Far more than Mein Kampf the Second Book establishes the grandiose scale of Hitler's ambitions
Dennis Showalter, Colorado College

The availability of Hitler's Second Book…is especially important for English-speaking readers and Americans in particular. There is far more extensive discussion of the United States than can be found elsewhere. It culminates in the assertion that a Nazi government of Germany would have as one of its major responsibilities the preparation of the country for war with the United States
From the introduction by Gerhard L. Weinberg Professor Emeritus University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, author of A World At Arms