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Hitler's Last Days: The Death of the Nazi Regime and the World's Most Notorious Dictator

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By early 1945, the destruction of the German Nazi State seems certain. The Allied forces, led by American generals George S. Patton and Dwight D. Eisenhower, are gaining control of Europe, leaving German leaders scrambling. Facing defeat, Adolf Hitler flees to a secret bunker with his new wife, Eva Braun, and his beloved dog, Blondi. It is there that all three would meet t ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published June 9th 2015 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Laura I thought the book focused on the last battles, more than Hitler. So much has been written about WWII that you may not learn anything new. I like the…moreI thought the book focused on the last battles, more than Hitler. So much has been written about WWII that you may not learn anything new. I like the way he laid out the timeline and behind the scenes planning.....but you may already know this (less)

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Marilyn
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
Mr. O'Reilly needed a quick pay day and decided to write this book. I, very recently, read his book Killing Patton. He used a lot of material from that book in this book. The things that saves this book from a one star are the interesting photos used throughout. Don't bother unless you want to see the photos.
Jim Christian
Jun 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good summary of World War II

If you didn't know about World War II this is a good summary and is more about the war than then the death of Hitler . I wish the author but I had a paragraph on the Soviet claim that they had Hitler's skull
Hewitt Moore
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Coffee table book. Good summary with lots of pictures. 290 pages, but quick read (read it in a day)..
Phillip
May 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Found this book at a Salvation Army thrift store. It was a great find! As is typical of a Bill O'Reilly book, not only was it an easy read but also very informative. Having read quite a few books concerning the subject of World War II, I was very familiar with a lot of the content; however, I really enjoyed O'Reilly's details concerning the key players, especially on the German side. Of course I highly recommend reading this book.
Barbara
Jul 05, 2015 rated it liked it
This was a nice review of the end of WWII in Europe. I have read a lot about WWII, but never have I concentrated on this part of the war. I was a bit disappointed in some spots. O'Reilly would say that the Russians were out for revenge when they got to Berlin, but then there is no follow up on that. There were several statements like this, which left me wondering what actually happened. Also, he said that the British and Americans held back so Russia could reach Berlin first. Either I missed it ...more
Jack Hansen
Bill O'Reilly's compliment to Killing Patton for younger readers, Hitler's Last Days, reads as interesting and enlightening as all of his books. This historical account is full of pictures adding to the vigilance when investigating the facts about Adolf Hitler's life and the significant people who shape this era of war. Hitler's Last Days incorporates the people closest to him and their loyalty, or lack thereof, when Germany falls ending World War II. Hitler's health mimics the Fatherland in its ...more
Madelyn
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
Beginning this book, I had mixed expectations because as far as historical non-fiction texts are concerned, Bill O'Reilly is a overall known name with mixed reviews. However, the book wasn't at all what I expected. I expected a more sophisticated and academic source than what the book actually turned out to be. Instead, I felt as though I was reading a text meant for fifth graders. The writing quality was not great, and the organization of the information seemed somewhat juvenile. That being sai ...more
Jillian Tourangeau
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Read this book in one day. I am a sucker for WWII books, so I am a little biased. I thought this book was fantastic and gave a great very high level overview of the last six months of WWII. The book was mainly about Germany, but the U.S. was also a huge part of it. Was less about the atrocities of WWII and more about the actual war itself and strategies. Really enjoyed.
Adam Chittle
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hitler’s Last Days is an account of the end of World War II, and the death of one of the most notorious historical figures ever. It also describes how the Nazi regime comes to an end. It is a very good book because it provides very specific details about the end of the war, and there are many interesting pictures throughout the book. It is a very gripping story and it kept me turning the pages. The reason that it doesn’t get five stars is because the focus of the book shifts a lot, and that make ...more
James Blevins
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bill O'reilly is my favorite author ever. His books are interesting, exiting, and full of information for young adults like me. I enjoy reading his books a lot. My grandma gave me "Hitler's Last Days" as a birthday gift a few years ago. I thought it would be a " grown up book," but it turned out to be just the perfect balance. This book tells about the hardships the allies and the axis powers in world war two
went through. It has famous generals and famous battles. The Nazis are failing. There c
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Jon Koebrick
Jan 19, 2019 rated it liked it
The book is an interesting coffee table light history book. A good quick read but not an in depth history book. Recommended if you want a survey course on the end of WWII.
Mike M.
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, I was looking for a nice memoir to read for my Sophomore English course. Being crunched for time, I browsed the shelves of my classroom and chose Hitler's Last Days: The Death of the Nazi Regime and the World's Most Notorious Dictator by Bill O’Reilly. Was it what I was looking for? No. It wasn’t. It was, however, adequate enough for me to keep reading, especially due to my severe laziness which prohibited me from putting this book ba ...more
Lauren
Aug 15, 2017 rated it liked it
Mostly just war facts, not a ton about Hitler. A very fast and easy read.
Jennifer
Jul 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a quick read with plenty of interesting details and photos for history buffs, like myself.
Ms. Yingling
Nov 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Middle grade readers are still fascinated by World War II, and the Nazis hold their interest especially because it is hard for us today to fathom the depth of his evil. His influence is still so great that no one wears his trademark toothbrush mustache. As with any person from history, Hitler, although the embodiment of evil, was a person. This book deftly weaves in anecdotes about the last half a year of Hitler's life with detailed examination of the fighting that led to the end of the war.

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Wayne
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is an outstanding book that tells the story of Hitler's last days. Much of what is contained in the book I had previously learned from movies, newspapers, and talking with friends and family. The following are some of the things that I remember. I was a young boy during WW II and the war effort was the most dominant activity for everyone. Nobody lived in those days without those events shaping their lives. Everybody lived through those days consumed with winning the war. Anything that was n ...more
Andrew Deutser
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hitler’s Last Days, by Bill O’Reilly, goes in depth about the Nazi Regime leader, Adolf Hitler, during the war. The book also goes into the minds of American leaders George Patton, Dwight Eisenhower, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In the beginning of the book, it illustrates Hitler’s last Hail Mary attempt to defeat the Allied Forces. In this attempt, he has one of his commanders take his troops into a dense forest to catch the Allied Forces off guard. Even when the Americans could’ve los ...more
Carolina Casas
Aug 10, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: history
I was wary of starting this book because I do not agree with the guy's politics -and I still don't- but I have to give it to him, that he wrote a good book that introduces young adults into the last days of the WWII from the European front. It is very informative and if you are not very knowledgeable about this period, then this book is a good place to start. I give it three stars though because I felt the last bits which were a background check on the characters should have been put before. Lik ...more
Heidi
Adolph Hitler is a name that is notorious worldwide. Known as a man of great evil, who lead a regime that killed millions and lead to the death of millions more on the battle front, Hitler was a man of contradictions. While I've read quite a bit about World War II over the years, I've avoided reading much about Hitler himself, frankly, it makes me sick just thinking about the man. However, I found this book, looking at the last 190 days of Hitler's life, rather fascinating. Starting with Hitler' ...more
AJ Perez
Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
In 1944, all is going good for the Nazis, it looks like they are going to win but who is the master mind behind all of this. A man named Adolf Hitler is running the show some may call him crazy, but others call him a genius. The only question is can they win this war?

This book was really good. Bill O'Rielly is a genius. All of his books have been good, especially this one. But why was it so good. Well I can tell you. First, it was the perfect length of 300 pages. Also I was not force to read it,
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Lisa
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recounting the final 190 days of Hitler, this non fiction informational read includes descriptions of his living quarters, the efforts doctors made to keep him going despite palsy, and the people who worked closely with him. Also includes the story of the Battle of the Bulge, the American and British Generals and their effects on the war.

Based on the adult best seller Killing Patton, O’Reilly has pared this down to a YA appropriate content, length, and interest. Complete with photographs, this
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Richard Bennett
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
The man lost his mind toward the end, living in a bunker, kept going with methamphetamines and uppers under a doctor's care, it's a wonder he lived long enough to kill himself ... ! Bill O'Reilly's books are always interesting, and this one might have also been titled 'Germany's Last Days at the End of WWII'. Not only were Hitler's last days featured, but the German Army's as well, including the story of their effort to turn back the Allied Invasion with the failed Battle of the Bulge. Patton, E ...more
Tyler
Sep 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Teresa
Aug 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Normally I really love these books, but this one was just meh. It might be a bit unfair of me though because I have read A LOT about WWII, the Holocaust and Hitler, so none of this info came as a huge surprise to me. The one thing that will never continue to fascinate me though is how such a complete LUNATIC came into such power. It constantly boggles the mind.
Cactuskid
Jul 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a good book for youth to read. It's easy reading with lots of photos and gives a good outline of the last of the war and Hitler. There are several short chapters at the end that tell about different subjects pertaining to the war which is well done and very interesting. Of course this is an outline, not a detailed history but well worth reading.
Steven Howes
Jun 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
If you have paid any attention to The History Channel broadcasts about the Rise and Fall of Nazi Germany and Adolph Hitler, there is likely nothing new for you here save for perhaps a few interesting photographs. In my opinion, this is a superficial treatment of a very complex subject. I think many who consider themselves World War II buffs will most likely be disappointed.
Alex Rivas
This is a good book, the research and the narrative is great but frankly, with the exception of the AFTERWORD and a few pictures, this book is just an excerpt of “Killing Patton” (which I gave 5 stars) and in my opinion it should have a disclaimer:

IF YOU READ “KILLING PATTON” from the same author THERE IS NO NEED TO READ THIS BOOK.
Janice
Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read killing Patton. This was the cliff notes companion. Enjoyed my recap of hitler. It is a sorry world to. It remember his insanity and the lives it coast. Like all of o'reilly's books to theorist and interesting
Amanda Cain
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Not so much about "Hitler's" last days as the movements of Allied and Axis troops but still a good read. I guess I thought it would be more biographical like his others.
Keith Lovell
Nov 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Hey short and concise history of the final days of the war, a very easy read, however it is more an overall perspective then an in-depth look at Hitler's last days
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