Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Why in the world, you might think, would anyone waste their time reading "Mein Kampf." My reasons were that 1) it was free; 2) I had never read it; 3) I had read a lot about Hitler but never his own words. The book is chilling in its hatred of Jews. It is amusing in the naivete of a man who believed that Germans were more pure than other races and that the purity of races was the most important thing for the survival of Germany as a nation. Yet, it is insightful in furnishing some glimpse of the message that misled so many people and led to so much destruction and death of his supposedly superior race. I think reading this book was an important part of my education.