Albert Speer: Conversations with Hitler's Architect

Overview

Albert Speer remains the most mysterious character of the leadership of the Nazi regime. He was the chief architect of the Third Reich and Adolf Hitler’s confidant. Speer built the “Reichskanzlei” (official offices), discovered the “Lightdome” and was finally, in 1942, named as the minister for arms. But he characterised himself as apolitical, called Hitler’s hatred of Jews an anomaly, and the conspirators of ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (17) from $7.50   
  • New (12) from $10.28   
  • Used (5) from $7.50   
Sending request ...

Overview

Albert Speer remains the most mysterious character of the leadership of the Nazi regime. He was the chief architect of the Third Reich and Adolf Hitler’s confidant. Speer built the “Reichskanzlei” (official offices), discovered the “Lightdome” and was finally, in 1942, named as the minister for arms. But he characterised himself as apolitical, called Hitler’s hatred of Jews an anomaly, and the conspirators of the 20th July placed Speer’s name on their cabinet list.


  • Here at last are the memoirs of the mysterious Albert Speer, the “good Nazi”
  • Joachim Fest’s records of conversations with Speer provide a fascinating insight into the psyche of Hitler’s architect
  • This book is a vital contribution towards the understanding of the psychology of the national socialist leadership
  • Fest has created a volume that provides a unique portrait of a member of the Nazi party until now clouded in mystery
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745639185
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/14/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 180
  • Sales rank: 693,764
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.45 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

J. Fest, Historian, Writer and Journalist

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents


Illustration Acknowledgements     vii
Introduction     1
Drawing Closer     10
In the Innermost Circle     24
Highs and Lows     56
The Minister: Flying Starts and Stumbling Blocks     71
Breaking with Hitler     92
Completion of the Memoirs     112
On the End and the Farewell to Hitler     133
Trial, Prison Years, Release     158
Expert in Escapes     176
The Unanswered Questions     190
Chronology     202
Translator's Notes     208
Index     213
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)