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.” Mein Kampf was recently republished in Germany for the first time since WWII. Range joins us Friday to talk about the notorious book’s history, influence, and future. [Rebroadcast]
Peter Ross Range is a specialist on Germany and a former foreign correspondent for Time Magazine and a White House correspondent for U.S. News & World Report. His new book is called 1924: The Year that Made Hitler[Amazon|Audible|Indiebound].