Madman, tyrant, animal history has given Adolf Hitler many names. In Mein Kampf (My Struggle) often called the Nazi bible, Hitler describes his life, frustrations, ideals and dreams. Born to an impoverished couple in small town in Austria, the young Adolf grew up with the fervent desire to become a painter. The death of his parents and outright rejection from art schools in Vienna forced him into underpaid work as labourer. During the First World War, Hitler served in the infantry and was decorated for bravery. After the war, he became actively involved with socialist political groups and quickly rose to power, establishing himself as Chairman of the National Socialist German Worker's party. In Mein Kampf, Hitler describes is strategy for rebuilding Germany and conquering Europe. It is a glimpse into the mind of a man who destabilized world peace and pursued the genocide now known as the Holocaust.