Books: Master of the Masses

DER FUEHRER, HITLER'S RISE TO POWER—Konrad Heiden—Haughton, Mifflin ($3).

On Aug. 1, 1914, a great crowd gathered in Munich to hear the reading of Germany's declaration of war. Years later, a face was discovered in a photograph of this occasion. Among the hundreds of faces was one which, "despite the conspicuous ordinariness of [its] features, seemed illumined by an emotion unusual even in this crowd. It was a haggard, sickly face; the broad, bushy mustache gave it an artificially wild look; the protruding, hyperthyroid eyes sent forth an exaggerated gleam. . ....

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