The Face of the Third Reich: Portraits of the Nazi Leadership

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In fifteen incisive profiles, Joachim Fest, one of the greatest authorities on the Third Reich, offers a compelling and definitive examination of the lives of the most infamous Nazi leaders: the dark powers behind Hitler's throne. They include Hermann Goering: Hitler's designated successor and issuer of orders for the Final Solution; Joseph Goebbels: Reichsminister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda and the Kristallnacht mastermind; Heinrich Himmler: Reichsführer of the SS, responsible for the ...

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Overview

In fifteen incisive profiles, Joachim Fest, one of the greatest authorities on the Third Reich, offers a compelling and definitive examination of the lives of the most infamous Nazi leaders: the dark powers behind Hitler's throne. They include Hermann Goering: Hitler's designated successor and issuer of orders for the Final Solution; Joseph Goebbels: Reichsminister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda and the Kristallnacht mastermind; Heinrich Himmler: Reichsführer of the SS, responsible for the deaths of more than six million Jews; Martin Bormann: Hitler's private secretary, who wielded power by controlling access to the Führer; Rudolph Hess: Deputy of the Nazi Party who was tried at Nuremberg and controversially imprisoned for life; Albert Speer: "the Nazi who said sorry"; and of course, Hitler himself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306809156
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1999
  • Pages: 420
  • Sales rank: 725,730
  • Product dimensions: 0.93 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joachim Fest (1926-2006) was born in Berlin. He was drafted into the German army during the final phase of World War II, and later studied law, history, and German literature. From there,hehad a wide-ranging career in newspapers and radio, leading him to his final appointment asPublisher of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Other books by FestincludeHitler, Plotting Hitler's Death,Speer,and Inside Hitler's Bunker, his celebrated biography of Adolf Hitler.

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