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Hitler's Table Talk 1941-1944: Secret Conversations

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This is a new edition of a major document from World War II with additional, previously unavailable texts assembled from the stenographic record of Hitler’s informal conversations ordered by Martin Bormann. These texts remain the classic collection of Hitler’s nighttime monologues with his entourage, covering mostly nonmilitary subjects and long-range plans. Hitler lets hi ...more
Paperback, 750 pages
Published December 1st 2007 by Enigma Books (first published 1953)
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Manny
"At the end of four years, when I am up for reelection as Führer in 1947, I guarantee you that I will get 95 percent of the Jewish vote. I promise you. In fact, why be modest. I will get 100%. I know now that they will both vote for me."
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ImperiumRecommendation
This just in: the Goodreads recommendation engine has decided I'm a neo-Nazi. Okay, okay, I guess it's all my fault really...
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IrvingRecommendation

Alright Goodreads, I get the point. I've already apologised. There's no need to rub it in.
Jake
Sep 03, 2011 Jake rated it really liked it
Considering the individual this book chronicles, I would not be entirely surprised if most did not approach it with an objective mind. Its very easy to allow one's prejudices to overtake them when approaching a subject such as this. However, I was encouraged in my years as a History and Political Science student to leave my prior convictions at the door, and to analyze material with an objective and focused mind. Dealing with an individual like Hitler, objectivity in analyzing everything this bo ...more
Richard
Apr 11, 2012 Richard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read through this very quickly, mainly looking for Hitler's religious views. Even though the transcription and translation may have been filtered and Hitler was conscious he was being recorded, I think a few conclusions can be gleaned. Hitler believed in God and in Jesus. He did not like the Catholic Church nor the Russion Orthodox Church. My take is because they were his competitors for power.

But, the idea that he was an atheist is contradicted by these transcriptions.

He believed Jesus was
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Nick
Oct 12, 2010 Nick rated it it was ok
I'm finding the introduction by Hugh T Roper very sus.
Why do I nee to be first told what a faulty individual Hitler was. Is it not sufficient to just red what they say he said.
Fascinating in a weird way, but after that somewhat odd intro I'd like to have some confidence in the translation
Thiago S.
Nov 12, 2015 Thiago S. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Para ler e reler. Imensa importancia historica
Gunjan
Jul 11, 2014 Gunjan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: good-book
mainly associates with hitler
Michael
Mar 08, 2012 Michael rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: European historians, scholars of fascism, historiographers
Recommended to Michael by: Serendipity
This book has also been published under the less sensationalist title, “Hitler’s Table Talk,” which is rather more accurate. There was nothing especially “secret” about the conversations in this book, although they were in private and not accessible to just anyone. The book could be said to be one of the early examples of the “Hitler Industry” in which nearly any detail about the defeated Führer’s life or thoughts became fodder for massive sales in the formerly belligerent nations, particularly ...more
Karl Nordenstorm
Sep 22, 2016 Karl Nordenstorm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Forget the painful hyperbole and glacial tempo of Mein Kampf, in the Table Talks it feels as if one joins Hitler at a meal and chat about whatever he finds interesting.

I'd classify most of Hitlers "writings" (the texts are transcribed, or faked but representative of what Hitler thought) as interesting science fiction, and I really mean that. It is interesting and it is science fiction. He likes to speculate about future technologies, about what the world will be like when Germany has conquered
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Sbijapure
Oct 31, 2016 Sbijapure rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Highly readable.
If anyone wants to make an opinion about Hitler, I would say he should read this book along with his "Mein Kampf" rather than reading other peoples opinions (through books written after a big research).
This book shows Hitler had a great knowledge and could talk confidently on a large number of subjects including war, military strategy, economy, world history, evolution, mechanics, architecture, painting, cultures, strong and weak points of eminent personalities of past and presen
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O.
Sep 25, 2016 O. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
No Masks On During Dinner

The best way to know a person is to listen to him when he is eating, people lower their masks when they eat. Anybody who has any idea that Hitler was a genius of some sorts or was wise at all needs to read this book, you will see the ravings of a crazy man.
Mansoor Azam
Dec 12, 2013 Mansoor Azam rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: just-bought
The only good thing about this book for which i searched a lot (in a vain hope that this would give me some glimpses in to how the inner circle worked and thoughts)is the preface written in some detail by H.R. Trevor-Roper . Otherwise honestly don't bother wasting bucks on this one. Crap!!!
treus
Very interesting and will give the student of history or politics a better understanding of Hitler's thought and opinions. It's perhaps an even better view than My Struggle, which was meant for a general audience and also was filtered through Rudolf Hess.
Dr. Thomas Wasser
Feb 26, 2012 Dr. Thomas Wasser rated it liked it
Read this book for some research I was doing for my own book. Its not a page turner, nor is it intended to be. I am happy this book is out there so that researchers can get inside the head of this man. I found the answers I needed.
Rob
May 01, 2012 Rob rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
very interesting insight into Hitler's personal comments but many have disputed it's veracity or the veracity of the original French translation.
Anyone sharing a link to the original german text will be greatly appreciated.
Jason Cecil
Aug 19, 2012 Jason Cecil rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: discarded
This book is tedious to read. Some of hilter's thoughts are interesting and some horrifying, but the slog is too slow to do it all in one setting.
Petabyte
The pdf, of course. Wish I had the print version.
Jerilyn
Not actively reading at this time, to be finished later.
Stephen
Oct 11, 2012 Stephen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography
An academic chronicle of dinner conversations recorded at the time.
Michael
Jun 07, 2012 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
really interesting, all taken from the wolf's lair during the war.
Adam Ross
Feb 02, 2009 Adam Ross rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
Informative but disturbing.
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Adolf Hitler was an Austrian-born politician who led the National Socialist German Workers Party. He became Chancellor of Germany on January 30, 1933 and Führer in 1934. He ruled until 1945.

During the final days of the war in 1945, as Berlin was being invaded and destroyed by the Red Army, Hitler married Eva Braun. Less than 24 hours later, the two committed suicide in the Führerbunker.
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“I don't see much future for the Americans ... it's a decayed country. And they have their racial problem, and the problem of social inequalities ... my feelings against Americanism are feelings of hatred and deep repugnance ... everything about the behaviour of American society reveals that it's half Judaised, and the other half negrified. How can one expect a State like that to hold together?” 69 likes
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