LETTERS FROM THE CORSICAN by Anonymous

LETTERS FROM THE CORSICAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

One frequently hears Hitler's career of conquest compared to that of Napoleon. Here, in the form of a series of letters purporting to be written to Hitler by Napoleon, one can draw one's own parallels and see the contrasts. Napoleon uses his own career as a springboard, his own successes and failures as a basis of comparison -- and warning. With the touch of a poignard, he picks out the weak links which may betray him, -- the hate his conquerors hold towards him (as compared to his own winning of conquered people); the gospel of hate instead of courage, with which he has driven his people; Mussolini's opportunistic viewpoint, ready to betray him at the slightest indication of failure; the United States which must be conquered, before he can be sure of his position -- a country confident of their own power to defeat their enemies; and Hunger, which will disintegrate the strongest army and nation. What does Hitler offer posterity, -- what other than his own personal dominance, and the dominance of a superior people? And finally, his terrible error in offending all religion. An original approach, cleverly developed.

Publisher: Vanguard