he Life and Death of Adolf Hitler is written by James Cross Giblin and published by Clarion Books. It is a nonfiction book that focuses on the upbringing and the entire life of Adolf Hitler, a well known politician and dictator.It brings to light Hitler’s life in an unbiased perspective and gives equal attention from happenings in his childhood to how the conditions of his time and society allowed him to carry out disastrous plans. It is a good read because it is unbiased and presents the facts just how they are. It provides background information, allowing anyone to understand what is going on without much prior information. It also provides a perspective to a whole new side that is often not talked about. In the first few chapters his childhood is described. From his first few years after he was born to his estranged relationship with his father and the special relationship with his mother. It talks about the beatings he would get from his father and his relationship with his younger brother. In later chapters his passion in art and ambition to become an artist is revealed. His dreams are soon thereafter crushed after he gets rejected from an art school not just once, but twice. It is after this that he loses his mother and ends up moving to Vienna and enlisting to fight alongside the Germans. After all this his he is discharged and his rise to become a dictator begins. He founds the Nazi Party and eventually forms a private army for it. He is a great public speaker and attracts the interest of many patriotic Germans. He is soon thrown into prison where he writes Mein Kampf, a book which he uses to express his ideas to the public. After getting out of prison Hitler manages, through so called elections, to become chancellor of Germany. This is the time when he starts implementing harsh rules, specifically on Jews. Through a series of wars he conquers Czechoslovakia, Poland , Denmark, Norway and Paris, France. An unfortunate situation happens for Hitler and his army is defeated by Russia after a harsh winter. Soon after, plans against Hitler’s life are attempted but fail. The United States, Russia and Britain raid Berlin and it cannot stand a chance anymore. Hitler, along with his wife whom he had just married that same day, ends his life. Giblins reasoning in writing this book was to help establish a new twist and perspective to a story that most people only hear from one side. His goal was to purely provide the facts and shed light into his personal life as well. Before the book starts, as a preface, he says that most people forget that Hitler was a person and view him like they would not view any other person.He appears to have achieved his purpose because he talks about Hitler in a way that allows the reader to realize that he was human and is not so different from them in some ways. He manages to sort of humanize this character that many perceive as evil by detailing his life and providing small details that make one realize that he also had a different side in some way. For example, his opposition to marry during his life. His relationship with Eva Braun is mentioned throughout the book and the complications they had throughout their relationship. His devotion to his dog and his love of opera are also spoken of. Most importantly, the love Hitler had for his nation. The book is executed in a way that is easy to understand. It provides background information, which helps create an understanding on why things resulted how they did. It also provides quotes and snippets of other people and how they perceived him.The book contains reliable sources, many of them being primary sources. It includes quotes from people he worked with. For instance, when Hitler was sworn in as Chancellor, a quote from the President is taken when he asks ” Is it then my….duty to appoint this fellow Hitler as Chancellor?” European history is very expansive and this book helps break down one major event, or events, that occurred in Germany. It helps create an understanding of how someone could change the course of a nation that had fallen apart and create a sense of unity, at least for a while. The events in this book are real and have had great impact in both society and different aspects of people’s lives.This book is simply here to provide with a story of a leader whose intentions strayed from what they first were. In that process it was inevitable for changes and devastating outcomes to occur, which were talked about here as part of someone’s life. This piece of literature is, above all, accounts of Hitler’s life. Whether he was a good person or not, Giblin provides an unbiased account of his life from birth to death. What makes this a good read is the straight to the point story. It is written in an orderly manner and doesn’t stray from its main point, to tell us about Hitler’s life.