B093 - The Young Hitler I Knew / By August Kubizek

 This poignant, beautifully written autobiography tells the story of an extraordinary friendship and gives fascinating insight into Hitler’s character during his formative years.  The author met Adolf Hitler in 1904.  He describes a reticent young man, painfully shy yet capable of bursting into hysterical fits of anger if anyone disagreed with him.  The two boys would often talk for hours on end;  Hitler found Kubizek to be a very good listener, a worthy confidant to his hopes and dreams. Hardcover, 264 pp