A very important book which dares to question one of the sacred cow assumptions of the 20th century: that Hitler's rise to power was unforseeable and unpreventable. From the early chapters, this author builds a credible case that World War I and II both served long-term British foreign policy objectives. From the advent of the Prussian army to the proposed Berlin-Baghdad rail line, the ascendency of Germany (the last European nation to unify into a modern nation-state) was troubling to Anglo imperialists. A powerful land force spreading across Europe and (should they join forces with Russia) Asia would nullify the value of England's unopposable navy. Taken in the context of the Rothschild/Bank of England ambitions to found a one-world government, with themselves at the top, Hitler's rise makes much more sense than was ever presented in highschool social studies textbooks. This is a wonderful introductory book, but I would love to hear much more. Complementary books include How The World Really Works, by Alan B Jones, Secrecy or Freedom,The House of Rothschild Volume 1 Money's Prophets 1798-1848:, and War is a Racket: The Anti-War Classic by America's Most Decorated General.