Hitler: The Terminal Biography

Hitler: The Terminal Biography

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Publication Date: January 2014
Publisher: Raw Dog Screaming Press
ISBN: 978-1-93-573858-9

$12.95 paperback
$4.99 kindle

146 pages
5 x 8 inches

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Cover Design: Matthew Revert

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An icon of true evil, Adolf Hitler is arguably the most important figure of the twentieth century. No one has so patently demonstrated the horrific capabilities of mankind. In Hitler: The Terminal Biography, D. Harlan Wilson tracks the life of the infamous monomaniac from struggling artist to mass murderer. Based on more than ten years of archival research and German sociological study, this one-volume account covers ground previously uncharted by other biographers, drawing heavily on newfound diaries, letters, memos, and phonograph recordings of Hitler’s closest confidants as well as the Führer himself.

Reviews

"Hitler: The Terminal Biography is an extraordinary and masterful work. Wilson has written the biography to end all biographies." —GIDEON JOHNSON PILLOW, Professor of History and Chair of African American Studies at the University of Fostoria

"This is not a book. It is an algorithm. D. Harlan Wilson’s trilogy of Hitler: The Terminal Biography, Freud: The Penultimate Biography and Douglass: The Lost Autobiography are Magrittesque artifacts. Certainly not biographies in the conventional sense of the genre, these titles may not be, strictly, books, whatever those are these days. They are experiments in deconstructing the supposedly cynical matrices of literature in the Internet age, where units are defined and shifted algorithmically, by guilty—sometimes arbitrary—associations with other books." —THE RUMPUS

"The Biographizer Trilogy is like a series of magic tricks that the magician painstakingly explains, but which nevertheless still dazzle the audience and retain an element of mystery. Meanwhile, as Wilson is explaining his tricks, he’s also stealing your wallet. He’s pulling moves we’re not even aware of until the aftermath." —WORD RIOT

"A guide to anti-writing that puts the roles of both authors and readers in question while problematizing the ways in which we process and make sense out of life experience." —3 A.M MAGAZINE

"This biographical non-biography is a fantastic (and here you can apply all the meanings of that word), funny, smart, self-referencing meta-narrative. It’s everything a book shouldn’t be, and it’s a great read because of it." —VERBICIDE MAGAZINE

"Wilson's The Biographizer Trilogy should interest writers—indie writers in particular—because of the way that it theorizes the production and sale of literary fiction in a digital world. The books evoke the metafictional ideas and themes of writers such as John Barth and Italo Calvino, but deploy them in order to examine the idea of the author and the text in a time when the value of art can be quantified by an author’s Amazon rank. Its representation of publishing is important and timely." —ENTROPY MAGAZINE