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Mein Kampf


Mein Kampf was Adolf Hitler’s autobiographical manifesto, a kind of campaign biography. He wrote the first draft of it while in prison for leading a failed coup, and historian Peter Ross Range says the book crystallized Hitler’s “faith in himself as Germany’s coming redeemer.” Last year, Mein Kampf was republished in Germany for the first time since WWII. Range joins us Monday to talk about the notorious book’s history, influence, and future. (Rebroadcast)

Peter Ross Range is a specialist on Germany, a former foreign correspondent for Time Magazine and a White House correspondent for U.S. News & World Report. He's the author of 1924: The Year that Made Hitler [Independent Bookstores|Amazon|Audible].