AN UNFORGETTABLE NOVEL. In Path to Destruction, Mary Lou Derksen brings to life the influences in Adolf Hitler's early life that result in the destruction of Germany, of Jews, of himself. Follow the alternate abuse and kindness of his father and the overindulgence of his mother. Observe what he reads and its effect on him. Mark his reaction to the society around him. See the effect of his rejectionA[a¬atwiceA[a¬aby the Art Institute in Vienna. Track him as a successful soldier in World War I and notice how Germany's loss affected him. Path to Destruction is a poignant demonstration of the seeds and birth of HitlerA[a¬a[s National Socialist party.