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How could such an unprepossessing figure as Adolf Hitler gain control of the machinery of a complex modern state? Why -- contrary to all expectations -- was his authority not curtailed by the traditional ruling classes and constitutional constraints? This innovative study of Hitler's political life addresses these problems by focusing directly upon the nature and mechanics, the character and exercise of Hitler's dictatorial power. This is a powerful piece of analysis that belies its relatively modest dimensions. It will be invaluable to students and teachers of German and world history, and politics, as well as the interested general reader.