Adolf Hitler dictated the first half of Mein Kampf in 1923 while in prison following his unsuccessful revolt in Munich. Mein Kampf is part autobiography and part political ideology, explaining the mission statement of Adolf Hitler and the events in his life that shaped these ideas. Hitler wanted to title the book Four and a Half Years of Struggle Against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice, but his publisher convinced him to change the title to Mein Kampf (My Struggle). The original title reflects Hitler's attitude at the time regarding politics, and it reveals much of the subject matter of the book. It is invaluable to see inside the mind of such a tyrant to learn his motivations and the methods he used to gain power and commit such horrific atrocities. Studying the misdeeds of the past is necessary in preventing them from happening again. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."-George Santayana.