Sunday, August 12

3:00 pm


How Hitler Was Made:

Germany and the Rise of the Perfect Nazi


A Talk and Book-Signing with Cory Taylor


How did an obscure agitator on the political fringes of early-20th-century Germany rise to become the supreme leader of the "Third Reich"? Unlike many other books that track Adolf Hitler's career after 1933, How Hitler Was Made focuses on his formative period--immediately following World War I (1918-1924). The author, a veteran producer of historical documentaries, brings to life this era of political unrest and violent conflict, when forces on both the left and right were engaged in a desperate power struggle. Among the competing groups was a highly sophisticated network of ethnic chauvinists that discovered Hitler and groomed him into the leader he became.

Based on archival research in Germany, England, and the US, this striking narrative reveals how the manipulation of facts and the use of propaganda helped an obscure, embittered malcontent to gain political legitimacy, which led to dictatorial power over a nation.

Cory Taylor is a primetime Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker who writes narrative nonfiction. Taylor's most recent documentary, JFK: A President Betrayed, narrated by Morgan Freeman, uncovered startling information about President Kennedy's back-channel efforts for peace. The Hollywood Reporter said Taylor's work represents "an excellent example of cinematic scholarship" and Oliver Stone called it "brilliant" and "a great service to future generations."

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required: