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The Secret Journals of Adolf Hitler, Volume 1: The Anointed

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What happenings and environments wrought the most hated man in history? How does a child become a young man who evolved into a self-proclaimed messiah? Why did this one man become a psychotic who was responsible for the deaths of more than 50 million people?
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Michael Moore
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A G MoganThe Secret Journals of Adolf Hitler by A G Mogan was a Master Crafted Book. I didn't know what to expect when I started to read it. I had special interest in the subject as my dad was in WW ll and he flew B24 bombers against the enemies of the Allies. I have read a number of books about Hitler and the war, and like most people have watched many movies about it also. We are still interested in the subject as it was the Largest War in our lifetime and 50M people died in this war, the larg ...more
Kathleen Quinton
The Secret Journals of Adolf Hitler is a compelling book from start to finish. Author, A. G. Mogan is an extremely talented writer that captures a period in history – that takes the reader deep into Adolf Hitler’s psyche with an uncanny realism that sets the stage for what came to be. Her writing has many moments of brilliance, as she strategically builds upon Hitler’s paranoia and how one can become so evil - yet still be human! I highly recommend this book to anyone that has an interest in WWI ...more
Michael Payne
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The subject matter made this a difficult book to start reading with an open mind. However, within the first few pages, I was gripped by the narrative style and the book just became more compelling as I read on. In the same way that Con Iggulden bought the Wars of the Roses alive for me, so AG Mogan's book has vividly helped to explain - never excuse - Hitler's motivation for his later actions in both an informative and immensely readable way. I cannot wait to read the sequels.
Todd Simpson
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, what an amazing story. This is a book that I could have easily read in one sitting if life didn’t get in the way, I enjoyed it that much. Certainly, a tough subject writing about Adolf Hitler, but A.G Morgan has done an incredible job. I love a story that gets you thinking, and one that can entertain, and truly capture your attention. I’ve read a number of fiction war stories over the years, but nothing about Hitler growing up, and this is one of the things that make this story so unique.
Sarah Saint-Laurent
I haven't enjoyed a mesmerizing read like this in some time.
I found this novel utterly fascinating. A.G. Mogan’s use of lyrical, evocative prose sheds illumination on what is undoubtedly one of the most disturbed minds in history. This novel begins in November of 1939 as the narrator; Führer Adolph Hitler sets an intention to rid himself of his acute, embedded terror and fear by beginning to write a personal journal.
We are then whisked away into a story rife with details that allow us a glimpse
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's so interesting to think of Adolf Hitler's life before he stepped into the role that everyone knows him for. I can't say my overall impression of the man has changed, but it has expanded to consider all that he experienced growing up under the heavy hand of an abusive father and a harsh lifestyle. I'm very intrigued by the events that lead up to his most memorable actions, and it's quite interesting to read the account of his life in a way that lays it out as it would have happened so the re ...more
Donny Kamp
Simply amazing

The wiring style and the amount of depth in the story telling is a master piece! If you like history, this book will grip you and not let go until the book is done.. Congratulations to A. G. Mogan for writing the best book about the psyche of Adolf Hitler that I have ever had the pleasure of reading.! In short if your a fan of history i recommend you don't even doubt and start reading this book right away, you will not be disappointed.
Kami Boley
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are like me and love to explore history, this is a must read. As a historical fiction writer, I appreciate all the time and research that went into crafting this engaging walk through Hitler's mind. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, well done A.G. Mogan!
Gabrielle Ford
Sep 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An intriguing examination into the mind of evil. Ms Morgan has skilfully woven historical fact with fiction to create a fascinating narrative of the circumstances that led Hitler to become one of the most hated men in modern history. This is a courageous book that is well worth reading.
Jim B.
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very interesting read.
Réal Laplaine
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Book review: The Secret Journals of Adolf Hitler: The Anointed (Volume 1) by A.G. Mogan, is a brilliant presentation about one of the most hated figures in history. Anyone, and we hope that schools still teach about Hitler’s reign, knows of the madman and monster who engaged the world in its worst-ever World War, exterminating millions of Jews in the process, and resulting in countless millions of deaths, most of them civilian casualties. Doubtless it is that Hitler has been the subject of more ...more
Virginia Ritterbusch
I thoroughly enjoy historical novels and this book did not disappoint me. A. G. Morgan is a gifted and exciting author providing the literary world with the depth and character development so frequently lacking in today's novels. Adolf Hitler has been an enigma in history that mankind will continue to struggle to comprehend. Morgan has approached the task of his character development and his rise to self-proclaimed anointed status through a different perspective—the building of a Hitler's person ...more
Jeff Dawson
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is completely different. I’m impressed with how much research the author to tie-in the actual events of his early life and then wove in his psyche to create a most unusual work of fiction. Key word, fiction. A.G. has, in my opinion, captured the essence of Adolph Hitler and how his diary might sound. At times, it is a bit over the top, but who’s to say it couldn’t have happened this way?

She takes you through his turbulent relationship with his father, the time he almost drowned and his bou
K. L.  Rutter
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazing book. It's a historical book, and it is so interesting. It's more than a boring history book. A. G. Mogan executed this book perfectly. The character of Adolf Hitler is so well defined and brought life. It is very important to know about history, as the author shows, so that we don't make the same mistake again. The characters are very well developed. I feel as if I know their thoughts and know them personally. The plot pulls you through the story. It is written in a way that ...more
Anne Montgomery
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it

The Secret Journals of Adolf Hitler: Volume 1 – The Anointed goes where no other novel I’ve read has gone before: inside the head of the most notorious monster in the history of the human race, a man who either directly or indirecty led to the deaths of an estimated 50 and 80 million people.

A.G. Morgan introduces us to the four-year-old Hitler the day he is rescued from drowning, after he fell though the ice of a frozen river. It was impossible not
Space Case ✨
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was received from the author for review. All opinions are my own.

Well, I’ve come out of this book with very mixed feelings. Not on the book–no. On the man. I still absolutely abhor everything this man decided to stand for, and what he did, but seeing things from someone’s eyes, however fictitious it may be, will always complicate things. Doesn’t make me like him any more than I did before going into the book, but it does help see the person from other points.

The story as a whole starts
Barry Cawood
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My life was personally affected by Adolf Hitler, so I've always had a curiosity about him, the Nazis, World War II in general, because I was always looking for clues to my father's personality and how his war experiences had caused him to be the kind of father he was to me. Consequently, I've read quite a lot of books about Hitler and World War II.

When I first saw the cover of A.G. Mogan's historical novel about Hitler, I thought it was another biography or historical book about that time period
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What’s great read! My eyes were opened to many things I did not know about Adolf Hitler!
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My first challenge in reading this book, was to get past my personal bias against the man. I really didn't know what to expect from a book about Hitler's own internal thoughts and feelings. But the author has done an excellent job at pulling the reader into the troubled and torn mind of a man who truly feels he has been chosen to bring the Aryan race to power in the world.

The first chapter takes us immediately into the mindset of Hitler where he is ordering the "interrogation" of a man who is th
Iris Mentus
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book!!!. Superbly written and researched!!!!.

This book is a fascinating page turner that will tempt you to devour it all in one sitting!. It is one of the best books I have read in years on the inner workings of Adolf Hitler....his thoughts....his development into a pure sociopathic personality - but here, in this book, the author gives you a glimpse into the world that may have shaped Hitler into the beast that he became in later life. The pacing and language and literary style all comb
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a simply amazing book this was. Part fiction but still such a very well researched historical account, I believe A.G. Mogan perfectly crafted this tale of Hitler. One can not help but feel a sense of sorrow for the young boy Hitler and all he went through, and as the book goes on almost rally behind his twisted ideals. To meet all the people who played a key role in Hitler's life (early and later) was quite interesting. It was fascinating to individually research the key players on my own i ...more
H.R. Hobbs
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A madman. A psychopath. The greatest villain of our time. All words that we use to describe Adolf Hitler, but how did he become all of these things? In “The Anointed”, A.G. Mogan takes the reader from Hitler’s childhood to his early popularity as the leader of newly formed Nazi party. Told through the eyes of Hitler himself, we see the effects of growing up with a dominating, abusive father, the delusional belief of his own talent as an artist, and his belief that he was the next messiah. Mogan’ ...more
Cynthia (Bingeing On Books)
I love historical fiction and I have always been fascinated with WWII history. I thought this was a very well done book that was engaging and informative. It was fascinating (and a little scary) to get inside Hitler's brain. Not many authors will go there, but I am glad that this one did. I learned a lot about Hitler's background and it was interesting to see some of the events that led Hitler to his beliefs and his actions. The only comment I had was that the story kind of dragged a little towa ...more
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It's a rare gift: to be able to portray the complexities of not any human psyche, but that of a man whose name alone invokes some of the most atrocious moments of history of mankind is an arduous mission that A.G. Mogan beautifully brought to life.

The Secret Journals of Adolf Hitler is a fascinating immersion in historical fiction! It takes a great deal of talent, mastery and courage to slip through the cracks of megalomania and, with the needle of a powerful literary mind, to stitch the deepes
Selina Yankson
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just when you think there is nothing more to say about Adolph Hitler, here comes a novel that surprises. In this novel, you meet the man who was shaped by a violent childhood and world events. It is hard to understand that a person such as this was ever a young and dare I say, vulnerable? Although Hitler went on to become a monstrous figure defined by his actions, this is a thoughtful and compelling read into the early life and influences.

A.G. Morgan has managed to draw in the reader to the ex
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When you start a book with a new to you author you never know what to expect. After having read this book I was blown away with the in-depth and thought provoking content about one of the most hated men in history. Many of the things talked about in the book have read before, but she has drawn a picture into his life like never before. The facts are very compelling. At one point in this book a painting is mentioned a d I had to stop reading to go look this painting up on the internet and thought ...more
Todd Kinsey
Feb 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderfully Complex

A.G. Morgan has written a book that does what all great books do... They make you think.

While reading about Hitler’s early life I actually found myself feeling sorry for the abuse and tribulations that he endured. Having studied WWII quite a bit, I had the opinion that the vast majority of people have, that Hitler was a ruthless madman. I started Morgan’s book with extreme bias and was shocked that she was able to shed new light on Hitler’s life. Her ability to empathize wit
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a masterful way A.G. has of writing this compelling work of fiction. Adolf Hitler's intensity and maniacal mind is portrayed throughout his childhood and through to adulthood. The reader is taken on a journey of his life, following the twists and turns of a violent upbringing and his eventual formulation of a monstrous plan to exterminate the Jewish people. The intensity of this book had me on an emotional rollercoaster. A riveting read. Thank you A.G.
Alicia Scarborough
I am not much of a historical fiction reader but I will tell you that this book had me hooked with the prologue. Morgan was able to pull me into the story and I was intrigued by the interweaving of fact and fiction for Hitler's secret journals. I am reading it again because it was so good.

If you find the history of WWII interesting along with Hitler's psyche then I would recommend reading this book. Yes, it is fiction, but it is a darn good story.
Alma Hammond
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I just voted for this book for the "Best Books Ever" list. It is unequivocally the best book I have read on the subject of Hitler. Rich in sensory detail, Ms. Mogan weaves historical facts and what we know about Hitler's demeanor into journals "written" by Hitler himself to create a stunning historical fiction piece. I recommend this book highly and will be buying the paperback for relatives for Christmas. Meanwhile, I can't wait for Volume 2.
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A. G. MOGAN has always loved history and the personalities that were born of bygone eras. Her interest for the world and its people fueled her passion for human analytics. She’s used her knowledge to analyze people and their behavior throughout her adult career, including using her in-depth research to craft poignant biographical novels that readers eagerly devour.

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