Books: Two Against One

HITLER—Konrad Heiden—Knopf ($3). HITLER—Rudolf Olden—Covici, Friede ($3 ).

Dictators not only make history but hurry it: they must become a living legend or their power will vanish. Hitler has turned the trick as far as Germany is concerned. Without a Jena or an Austerlitz, without even an Aduwa, he has become to Nazi Germany what Napoleon was to France, what Mussolini is to Italy. Of all the world's verbal and printed criticism of Hitler and his works, little percolates beyond the Rhine. Certainly neither the Realmleader nor any other inhabitant of Germany is likely...

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