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Peter Ross Range is a world-traveled journalist who has covered war, politics and international affairs. A specialist in Germany, he has written extensively for Time, The New York Times, National Geographic, the Sunday Times Magazine, Playboy, and U.S. News & World Report, where he was a White House correspondent. He has also been an Institute of Politics Fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government; a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington; and a Distinguished International Visiting Fellow at the University of North Carolina Journalism School. He lives in Washington, DC.

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Range "let[s] this all-too-human but unique story tell itself... Successfully recreates the atmosphere of postwar Bavaria that helped to "make" Hitler, and charts the unprecedented impact this engineering, enigmatic figure was making."--Anthony Mostrom, The Los Angeles Review of Books "A lively account... Range tells his story well, offering choice details."--Andrew Nagorski, Washington Post "Range deserves credit for brilliantly and concisely bringing this important slice of history to visibility."--Bill Hughes, Baltimore Post-Examiner "Range's deep knowledge of the figures and events enables him to narrate clearly without being sucked into excessive explication. A lucid description of a year that made all the horror possible, even inevitable."--Kirkus Reviews "Occasionally, a year draped in defeat becomes a year of personal triumph that alters the course of history. Peter Ross Range deftly argues that 1924 was such a year for Adolf Hitler, with catastrophic results for the world."--Walter R. Borneman, author of The Admirals and MacArthur at War "Descriptive and portentous, Range's is an excellent account of perhaps the critical period in the Hitler saga."--Gilbert Taylor, Booklist "How did it happen? That's the fateful question that veteran journalist Peter Ross Range asks. With verve, he takes us into the diabolical rise of Adolf Hitler in the pivotal year of 1924, by turns a horrifying yet important story."--Jay Winik, author of 1944: FDR and the Year That Changed History and April 1865 "Hundreds of historians, perhaps thousands, have set out to explain how Hitler became Hitler -- but none have succeeded nearly so well, or so brilliantly, as Peter Ross Range. 1924: The Year That Made Hitler now stands front-and-center among those great works that, through a narrative that is both granular and compelling, finally explains one of the great mysteries of our era. Range's deft portrait clicks into place the final necessary nugget in one of our time's darkest eras and provides us with a biographical portrait that is chilling to read -- but that we dare not ignore."--Mark Perry, author of The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur "This book could not be more necessary, as Germany prepares to re-publish Mein Kampf for the first time in 70 years. Range gives us a fluent narrative of Hitler's 13 months in prison, where he wrote his political testament. Eminently readable."--Ronald Rosbottom, author of When Paris Went Dark Range -let[s] this all-too-human but unique story tell itself... Successfully recreates the atmosphere of postwar Bavaria that helped to -make- Hitler, and charts the unprecedented impact this engineering, enigmatic figure was making.---Anthony Mostrom, The Los Angeles Review of Books "Range tells his story well, offering choice details." Andrew Nagorski, Washington Post"

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