William Langer headed the OSS Research & Analysis Branch. His younger brother Walter worked as a psychoanalyst for the same OSS component. Walter Langer achieved a measure of fame in 1943 for his classified 249-page analysis of Hitler’s character. The book addressed how the dictator viewed himself and how the German public and his own close associates saw him; it also featured a reconstruction of Hitler’s life to explain his behavior during World War II. In the book’s conclusion, Langer accurately predicted that the dictator would commit suicide just before the German surrender.
*Langer used an English spelling of Hitler’s first name instead of the German spelling “Adolf.”
29.2 cm x 23.1 cm x 2.8 cm
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