New York London: Basic Books Inc., Pulishers, 1972. First Trade Edition. Cloth. 8vo, black cloth with spine title in crimson lettering & author's name in silver, illustrated with 8 pages of B&W photographs, archival mylar-protected tan lettered dust jacket (unclipped), ix, [x] + 269 pages. Fine / Near Fine. Item #4643
Walter Charles Langer (1899 - 1981 was a Harvard-trained American psychoanalyst who was best known for preparing a psychological analysis of Adolf Hitler in 1943 for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Within this analysis, Langer successfully predicted Hitler's suicide as the "most plausible outcome", as well as the possibility of a military coup against Hitler well before the assassination attempt of 1944. The Mind of Adolf Hitler: A Secret Wartime Report is Langer's most notable work and it helped put psychology on the map in American popular culture.
Dr. Langer also wrote A Psychological analysis of Adolf Hitler: His Life and Legend, and Dissecting the Hitler Mind.
Condition: Tight, bright, clean copy with a NF dust jacket: unclipped having slight rubbing at the head and foot of the dj's spine.