Wagner's Hitler: The Prophet and His Disciple
November 2001, Polity
1. Ein Heldenleben.
2. The Last of the Tribunes.
3. Dresden Burns.
4. Studies in the Ring.
5. Dragon-Slayer by Profession.
6. The Future as Art.
7. A Royal Failure.
8. The Witch's Kitchen.
9. A Lethal Subject.
11. An Official Blessing.
12. The Saviour Betrayed.
13. Wagnerian Hero: A Self-Portrait.
14. Blood Brotherhood.
15. Life under the Mastersingers.
16. Barbarossa Returns: Ahasversus Perishes.
- A controversial new examination of the relationship between Wagner and Hitler
- Traces Wagner's influence on Hitler from his youth to his dictatorship
- Has generated a great deal of debate in Germany and is sure to do so in the English-speaking world.
"Chilling and exhaustively researched ... [it offers a]
persuasive case for its thesis that Hitler based his entire
philosophy and the whole Nazi apparatus on ideas explicitly drawn
from Wagner's writings and operas." The New York Times
'Time and again Wagner called for the annihilation of the Jewish
race, an alien body in an Aryan German state. Hitler took him at
his word.' Ronald Taylor, in his Introduction