It was the year he spent in prison after the failed Beer Hall Putsch. In a rather nice looking, low-security building and surrounded by his co-conspirators it was a year of deep reading, of a trial and courtroom speeches, of walking gravel paths and spouting ideology. It was there he wrote his manifesto Mein Kampf
. This study provides us with insights into the development of Hitler's brutal theories.
Adolf Hitler spent 1924 away from society and surrounded by co-conspirators of the failed Beer Hall Putsch. Behind bars in a prison near Munich, Hitler passed the year with deep reading and intensive writing, a year of slowly walking gravel paths while working feverishly on his book Mein Kampf. This was the year of Hitler's final transformation into the self-proclaimed saviour and infallible leader who would appropriate Germany's historical traditions and bring them into his vision for the Third Reich. Until now, no one has devoted an entire book to the single, dark year of Hitler's incarceration following his attempted coup. Peter Ross Range richly depicts this year that bore to the world a monster.