Books: A Second Look at Hitler

HITLER: A STUDY IN TYRANNY by Alan Bullock. (Revised edition.) 848 pages. Harper & Row. $8.95.

When Historian A.J.P. Taylor kicked alive the fires of controversy three years ago by asserting that Hitler's prewar diplomatic aims were only those that any reasonable German statesman would have held for his country, a bucket brigade of his British colleagues rushed to douse the blaze. A. L. Rowse snapped that Taylor's book, The Origins of the Second World War, "is a whitewashing of Hitler." Terrible-tempered H. R. Trevor-Roper charged that Taylor "suppresses and arranges evidence." But the man with perhaps the best claim to speak...

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