Extraordinary New Book Rewrites Adolf Hitler’s Childhood

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The story juxtaposes the real-life childhood of Adolf Hitler with a fictional female character two years his senior. The two hit it off and eventually fall in love, until a catastrophic event separates them forever. The story ends by asking the reader, “Was young Adolf’s love for her strong enough to change his personality for the better—and thus alter the course of history?"

Can love conquer all?

Frank Daversa, author and writer, recently published his new book “Young Adolf: An Alternate History” with AuthorHouse. It revisits Hitler's childhood as an exercise in developmental psychology: can an early romance overcome the domestic challenges of young Adolf's life? The story, written by Frank and Joseph Franciosa Jr., starts with Hitler’s birth, and proceeds through his adolescence. It depicts his childhood in striking detail. You will observe his ordeals, from the rigors of his schooling to beatings by his father Alois. Factual accounts are interspersed with fictional inventions, such as his relationship with a hypothetical girl named Helga. Can young Adolf conquer the personal barriers his difficult childhood presented and become close with her emotionally? How will that change him?

Learn more about Adolf the boy. Experience the molding of his dreams, his prejudices, and his desires in visceral detail. Come to understand the inner-workings of history's most infamous megalomaniac through the perspective of a child’s eyes. Follow Adolf during his younger years. Know the boy before he was the world's most feared man. Witness his courtship with good-natured Helga. Decide whether her influence might have altered the course of history.

Frank is based in Houston, TX. It all began there back in early 2008, when he was thinking of how Adolf Hitler must have had a difficult childhood for him to turn out the way he did. He had no girlfriends during that time to speak of. Then it occurred to Frank, what would happen if someone intervened, someone to show young Hitler true love? Would this be enough to change him for the better as an adult? That is how “Young Adolf” was born.

It took over three years to write, and four months to publish. The writing was done exclusively via email between Frank and Joe, who is based in East Walpole, Massachusetts. The two developed a close working relationship along the way despite never meeting face to face. Sales went live on December 20, and the dedicated website was completed December 27.

For more information, please contact Frank Daversa or Joseph Franciosa, Jr. by visiting http://www.YoungAdolf.com or call 281-345-7995. To purchase the book, please visit our bookstore.

About the Authors:

Frank P. Daversa was raised in South Hempstead, NY. It was during college that he honed his writing skills. Shortly after receiving his B.S. degree with a 3.96 GPA, Frank moved to Houston, TX. He worked 14 years in the corporate world before becoming a writer in 2007. Frank had his first web article published in 2008. Later that year, he began collaborating on his new novel, “Young Adolf: An Alternate History.” He has always had a passion for psychology, which is at the heart of the story behind “Young Adolf”. In 2011, his creative vision became a reality with the publishing of his book. Frank looks forward to publishing two non-fiction books in the time that follows, one about politics and the other about spirituality.

A lifetime resident of New England, Joseph V. Franciosa, Jr. has been writing professionally since obtaining his B.A. in English, with a focus in creative writing, from Suffolk University in 2008. Joseph has published over fifty web articles for sites such as eHow.com and LiveStrong.com. His primary focus, however, has been the collaborative effort that produced "Young Adolf." Writing has always been chief among Joseph's many passions. At Suffolk University, Joseph was the co-founder and President of Suffolk's student writing club, "Sub-Text". He also served on the University's Literary Art's yearly publication "Venture" as an Associate Editor and a Contributing Editor. Joseph has tried to live by the words of Benjamin Franklin: "Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing about." Like Franklin, Joseph tries to do both.

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