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The Psychopathic God: Adolf Hitler

The Psychopathic God: Adolf Hitler
By Robert G. L. Waite
482 pp, Basic Books, 1977

A major psychohistorical effort to come to grips with the nature of Hitler's psychopathology and its relation to his public career. Hitler's sexual peculiarities receive greater attention than his political skill or the historical circumstances of his rise to power. A corrective to earlier, one-sided approaches, designed "not to replace but to complement several fine biographies."