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Mein Kampf

3.01 of 5 stars 3.01  ·  rating details  ·  14,968 ratings  ·  1,549 reviews
Mein Kampf(The Ford Translation) For the first time in 65 years, a modern, easy-to-understand, truly complete and uncensored edition of "Mein Kampf" has been released which reveals more than any past translation. Older translations altered passages, omitted passages, mistranslated Hitler's words, made some parts more sensational while concealing the true meaning in other p ...more
Paperback, 2 vols in 1, 560 pages
Published July 25th 2009 by Elite Minds Inc (first published January 1st 1925)
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Kendall Moore Three Answers:

1. One is the closest delineation of fascism as your likely to get and the other is a philosophical blueprint for underclass rebellion.…more
Three Answers:

1. One is the closest delineation of fascism as your likely to get and the other is a philosophical blueprint for underclass rebellion. Both are essentially ideological propaganda, but the Communist Manifesto has aged better.

2. If you choose to read both, start with the Communist Manifesto first and then research the differences between the two ideologies. In this way you will establish a historical background for the two books and therefore be able to come to more informed conclusion.

3. As to why you should read these books, only you can say.

P.S. For a through political dissection of these two philosophies I recommend supplementing Mein Kampf and the Communist Manifesto with Hannah Arendt's "The Origins of Totalitarianism." (less)
Trevor Hays I am currently reading this book for the very reasons you stated. I was stationed in Germany in the 90's and was able to see firsthand a concentration…moreI am currently reading this book for the very reasons you stated. I was stationed in Germany in the 90's and was able to see firsthand a concentration camp and footage of Hitler speaking to the masses. Incredibly talented orator. Amazes me what a person can persuade others to follow.(less)
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Caution: Extreme cussing ahead. I mean it. It's extreme. If you have an aversion to bad language, what you're about to read might make you want to claw your eyes out. It was difficult to make it through a single sentence of this review without cussing.

EDIT: My review is "biased". I am 100% okay with that. Do not expect me to read a book like this one and not form a personal opinion on it. Do not expect me to read this book and nod along with the thousands of fedora-clad heads that proclaim this

I was somewhat disturbed to hear from Lilo that the negative review of Er ist wieder da which she had posted on Amazon had been removed without notice. As an experiment, I thought I would post a negative review of Mein Kampf, where I do the same thing and advise people not to read it. You can find the review here.

So far, three people have voted for it and one person has attacked me in a rather bizarre way. I'm curious to find out what will happen next. In particular, I want to see if Amazon remo
Jul 30, 2007 Greg rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People with a strong grasp of 20th century history.
Recommended to Greg by: posterity.
(added March 2013)
This review is popular enough that I feel obliged to add something I hadn't thought about when I first wrote it, especially now that my 'internet presence' or something matters.
I had a very good social studies teacher in 12th grade. He started his 20th century history class with one word - Nationalism. This was the recurring theme for all of the 20th century, as he understood it, and thus the class. He was right, or at least as right about 20th century history as you can be in
بثينة العيسى
مقدمة هذا الكتاب كارثية. المقدمة تقول بأن هتلر من "العظماء" الذين كادوا أن يغيروا وجه العالم ومجرى التاريخ، وهنا يجب أن نقف طويلا وأن نتساءل كيف تحول هتلر، في ذهن القارئ العربي والناشر العربي، إلى رجل عظيم؟ يميل كثير منا إلى تمجيد هتلر وذكر "بطولاته" لكونه احتقر اليهود وحرقهم و"مسحهم بأستيكة" كما يقولون، بشكل أو بآخر نشعر كعرب، بصفتنا ضحايا لدولة إسرائيل، بأننا ننتقم من أعدائنا عندما نقرأ ما كتبه عن كرههم للنظافة وعن أنوفهم الطويلة وعن كونهم طفيليات على الحضارة وما إلى ذلك من أمور تبدو ملائمة لن ...more
Hitler... booooooooooooooo!

Call me a crazy talking liberal if you want, but I am against burning human beings in big ovens. I don't care how trendy and cool it was considered back in the day, that's just the way I was raised.

I read this book on the recommendation of a friend. Or at least I thought he was my friend. It turned out he was actually just a cashier at Borders. But he looked an awful lot like this guy I used to be friends with when I worked at Gamestop. I could have sworn it was him. T
Aug 24, 2010 David marked it as spurned  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: feces
Of course I didn't expect Mein Kampf to be a great book, even within the admittedly narrow antisemitic messianic homoerotic prison genre, but I did expect a little more showmanship. If you've seen Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will, then you know Adolf* could really work himself into an artful spittle-flying lather. My German is middling, but I've heard he was all charismatic and persuasive or whatever. Like, if you were just planning to go out for a stroll and pick up some schnitzel, you'd happe ...more
دفعني لقراءة الكتاب رغبتي أن أعرف من هو هتلر.. ما أفكاره.. وما هي قصته؟
لم أجد أحداً ينقل لي ما أريد أفضل منه هو.. حين يكتب سيرته الذاتية

وصلت إلى غرضي من قراءة الكتاب...
كتاب مفيد للمهتمين بالسياسة، ينقل لك آراء هتلر الجريئة والمقنعة في الجانب السياسي
إلا أن الكتاب يعيبه سوء تصنيفه، وتكرار الكلام فيه في أكثر من موضع دون داعٍ لذلك
كدت أن أعطي الكتاب ثلاث نجمات لولا نقطة سوء التصنيف هذه

أما هتلر نفسه..
رجل اختار عقيدة أساسها باطل... وآمن بها حتى النخاع... وصار يحشد الأدلة على صحتها ويتعامى وينكر كل ما ي

نادرة الحالات التي نقرأ فيها للطغاة، لا يمتلك الطاغية وقتاً ولا رغبة في تبرير نفسه وشرح أفكاره، فلذا يترك المهمة الصعبة للمؤرخين، الذين ينهكون أنفسهم في محاولة ربط أفعاله وأقواله والخروج منها برؤية تفسيرية.

هتلر في هذا الكتاب هو هتلر ما قبل السلطة، هتلر ما قبل كل ما جعلنا نعرف اسم هتلر، وننقشه كعلامة تاريخية مميزة، ولكن هذا لا يعني أن هذا كتاب ناقص، لا يعني أنه لا يجعلنا نفهم ما الذي حدث ولماذا حدث، بالعكس الكتاب هو صدر البيت الذي كانت عجزه حقبة 1934 م – 1945 م.

ولكن مع هذا بالكاد يمكننا ت
Sean O'Hara
Jul 26, 2012 Sean O'Hara rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Inbred honky trailertrash who think they're better than people of color.
The author of this book is certainly one of the five or ten biggest nutjobs in the history of the world. Complete raving lunatic. No one should ever listen to a thing he says. If you agree with him, you're some kind of Nazi scumbag.
I read this in 1979 as part of my first degree (in history) whilst doing a course on Modern German History. It doesn’t read easily; Hitler wasn’t a natural author! The most interesting thing is that this was written without hindsight or from a position of power, or at the time any immediate likelihood of power.
The ideas are not new; they are recycled and an understanding of fin de siècle Vienna and the maelstrom of ideas in the late nineteenth century which influenced Hitler is vital. The mix o
Riku Sayuj

Mein Kampf or My Struggle:

Five Hundred and Sixty Pages of Struggle against Lies, Stupidity, Irrationality and Sheer Prolixity

Understanding Hitler’s political methods, rhetorical techniques and organizational skills is often cited as the best reason to read this book in the modern age, since many dictatorsstill use it as a handbook. Understanding their guidebook might be the best way to beat them at their own game. Many readers today avoid the book to avoid the taint of being seen reading it and
Jun 05, 2007 Q rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one, especially not insane anti-semites.
Glancing at this book, no one has given it even one star.

I find this kind of hard to believe, because the book is amazing. Amazing that one person could have not only thought these things but had the audacity to write them down for posterity.

I read a good chunk of this in it's original German form. It was assigned to us in high school as a "get as far as you can stomach" sort of read. I admittedly skimmed most of it, and cringed at the bits I did read.

But as I had an idea for an altered book pro
Sep 25, 2007 David rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: chick lit types
hitler should have changed his last name to "hit", because that's what this book is! the main character, who looks like sarah jessica parker, is in her mid-30's and looking for love in all the wrong places. when she gets transported back in time to repressive regime of hitler, the language barrier and her liberal ideals won't stop her from finding true love.

a lil' bit of trivia: the audio book was narrated by a young jody foster.
While I was teaching on my placement at the start of the year my supervising teacher had an incentive program going on with some of the students in the VCE history class we were taking. He told them he would pay $50 to any student who finished reading Mein Kampf by the end of the year. He told me he had made this offer every year and had never been required to pay up. He believed this was because the book was so poorly written and so turgid that even the most money hungry 16 year old would figur ...more
Brody Lord of the undead
Feb 29, 2008 Brody Lord of the undead rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: AYNONE!!!
Recommended to Brody by: Stephanie
amazing!!!!!!!! the most spectacular peice of literature of the 20th century!!! I was changed forever.
مصطفي سليمان
انا بكره كتب السيرة الذاتية بكرها بشكل مبالغ فيه

فما بالك بهتلر؟

حلاوة الكتاب دا للي قرائه يعني انه يرحمنا

من الجمل العبيطة المنتشرة مصحوبة بصورته عن مدي كرهه لليهود

وانه كان ممكن يقتل اليهود بس ساب حبة علشان نعرف ليه عمل معاهم كدا

هتلر بالصلاة ع النبي كدا

كان عنصري بكل بساطة كان بيكره اي حد بره عن المانيا وكل شئ بره جزء من الالمان كمان
كان بيحتقر الديانات كلها
ذوي البشر السوداء , المعاقين كان يكرهم

لما كان بيقتل كان بيقتل الكل
مش اليهود بس

وعلي فكرة اليهود اهل كتاب ملحوظة بتوهه ف الزحمة
فيه فرق ما بين
Travis Cherry
Yes, I have read it, hell I still own a copy. I make no excuses, and will not issue apologies. I am not a nazi sympathizer, anti-semitic, or racist, fascist, or any other variety of colorful names that I have been called for having this on my shelf. I confess that I was curious about the method to the madness and how such whole sale slaughter of human life could be rationalized. Get past impressions that are forced down your throat in history class and read it for what it is, a historical text t ...more
Paul T
Sep 10, 2007 Paul T rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Weimar-era Germans, it seemed to do well with their demographic.
I laughed. I cried. It was better than Cats. But I still didn't like it. I even tried listening to Wagner and making shitty art while reading it...nothing. What the heck, it beats the shit out of The Fountainhead...right? No? Yeah, its pretty bad. Analyze it all you want for whatever reason - it still blows.
Oct 08, 2009 hexaspir rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone interested in German history 1918-1945
Recommended to hexaspir by: my grandmother
Shelves: hist-1918-1950
Being German, I first read it at the age of 15 or so, the copy my grandparents were given for their wedding in 1942. I did not understand everything at the time, in particular some of the allusions to the parliament, but I understood well enough and could not believe what I was reading. In Germany it is not easy to get a copy, I think, but for me this was and is a must-read. Hitler wrote it when no one believed he would ever be in a position to do all this nasty stuff - but then, when he was, he ...more
I don't actually intend to read this book, just to share the following passage from Volume 4 of Kasparov's My Great Predecessors. Bobby Fischer and Samuel Reshevsky at the 1970 Interzonal in Palma de Mallorca:
During the tournament they could sometimes be seen, leisurely walking along, peacefully chatting, little Sammy and tall Fischer. An idyllic picture: an orthodox Jew and an extremist who praised Mein Kampf. Later Reshevsky explained: 'He has his views, I have my views. It didn't bother me. I
Matt Brady
I found the narrator, a racist german war veteran imprisoned for an attempted coup, very unrelateable. He was just not very sympathetic or likeable. Also the book is written in german, which is not very relateable to me, someone who doesnt speak german.
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بداية الكتاب اسمه كفاحي....لذلك قبل ما اقراه توقعت ان هتلر كتبه في نهاية حياته قبل ما ينتحر

وبيوصف كل اللي مر بيه واللي حققه من وجهة نظره
فاكتشفت ان الكتاب ده اتكتب قبل ما يصبح هتلر رئيس

وبيتكلم معظم الكتاب ماعدا اخر 100 صفحة فقط عن احلامه وتفكيره واراءه السياسية...وفي اخر 70 صفحة بيوصف نجاحه في الخطابة ونجاح حزبه...بس مش اكتر
فده خنقني اوي قولت طب ليه سماه كفاحي؟. ماكان سماه احلامي ولا افكاري ولا عقيدتي ....

اول جزء من الكتاب لما تقراه تخليك تحس ان هتلر كان ذكي جدا وله نظرة ثاقبة في حاجات كتير...وتف
As a historical document, Mein Kampf is a window into the interwar years of Europe. As philosophy, it's terrifying. As a book, it's not too coherent, save when Hitler goes into his extended rants, where he seems to find his voice (which makes me cringe, but it is fascinating that when he channels his hate, he gets on a more sound structural footing - and I use the word "sound" loosely). Not quite the ravings of a madman, but definitely the ravings of a madman in the making.
First things first...

Who should read this: Anyone intelligent enough to see through Hitler's BS.
Who should not-read this: everyone else

Unfortunately I was in the second category when I read Mein Kampf; most teenagers are. The first part of the book is a very convincing patriotic, nationalistic point of view. The second part is where all the hate propaganda truly begins. By the time naive readers reach the second part, they might be convinced that Hitler is making sensible arguments.

I was well th
Robert Brown
Funny story: I was embarrassed to check this out of the library, but I'm writing a lesson plan for a teacher I TA for and I needed this book to do it. Well, I was really busy, and I actually forgot to go to the desk and have them check me out so when I left the library, the alarm rang and I had to show them what was in my bag . . . . How embarrassing.

Anyhow, the book's probably as creepy and disturbing as you would imagine it to be. It's haunting how often he tries to give himself and his ideas
-Slow and rambling. Terrifying in its statements of wars of extermination and the force of propaganda.
-Excellent for understanding the psychology and neuroses of future dictators and megalomaniacs. For example: Hitler's interest in his 'method' of reading - finding only the most relevant bits of information - could be interpreted as a demand for facts which fit pre-determined worldview. Obsessive patriotism as refuge from conflicted family life. Failed artist leading to view as romantic hero/sav
This poorly written rant of a vicious mind needs to be read as follows:
a) As psychology, to know why there was a Hitler
b) In historical context, to know how there was a Hitler
c) With perspective, because there hasn't been a decade without genocide during the lifetime of any reader of this book.
If more people read it, would we have a better chance of recognizing and forestalling the madness behind the political machinery of mass murder before it grinds up millions in this century the way Armenia
Jun 14, 2007 Däv rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Only those interested in general political theory
One of my top 2 favorite pieces of autobiographical political propaganda... brilliantly written if obviously logically flawed... a beautiful look into the crafting of a thoroughly well rounded political theory... about as much to be lieved as any other... not for the dogmatic among us
For the German reaction to Mein Kamp's copyright ending in 2015:



So I tried looking at things from that point of view of the people on goodreads who give this book 2 or 3 stars. I mean, none I get. FIVE I get. But TWO. What’s that all about? What sort of mind would you have? Nothing if not intrepidly brave (I did start reading Harry Potter, credit where credit is due), I decided to go where no man would normally dare...

Okay, so
Ahmad Ashkaibi
جذبني هذا الكتاب لأنني أحببت أن أتعرف عن قرب إلى هذا القائد الألماني الشهير الذي طالما شوه اليهود صورته بسبب اضطهاده لهم.. وللأسف فقد ترسخت عندنا نحن في المجتمعات العربية فكرة مسبقة عن هتلر بأنه مجرم حرب وديكتاتور دون أن نسمع رأيه أو وجهة نظره.. وأنا أرجع هذا إلى سيطرة اليهود على الإعلام في الغرب واستغلال المذابح التي تعرض لها اليهود في الغرب لصالحهم لاستدرار عطف المجتمعات الأخرى والظهور بصورة الضحية... واليهود يتلقون التعويضات من الحكومة الألمانية حتى اليوم مقابل ذلك الاضطهاد...
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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.

The Nazi Party gained power during Germany's period of crisis after World War I, exploiting effective propaganda and Hitler's charismatic oratory to gain popularity. The Party emphasized nationalism, antisemit
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