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Doctor Goebbels: His Life and Death
     

Doctor Goebbels: His Life and Death

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by Roger Manvell, Heinrich Fraenkel
 

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Quite possibly the most dangerous and intelligent member of the Nazi hierarchy, Joseph Goebbels’s flair for propaganda and spectacular organization ensured the fu¨hrer’s rise to power. As founder of the Reich Chamber of Culture, gauleiter of Berlin, and architect of complex machinery of modern totalitarian propaganda, Goebbels is considered one of the

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Quite possibly the most dangerous and intelligent member of the Nazi hierarchy, Joseph Goebbels’s flair for propaganda and spectacular organization ensured the fu¨hrer’s rise to power. As founder of the Reich Chamber of Culture, gauleiter of Berlin, and architect of complex machinery of modern totalitarian propaganda, Goebbels is considered one of the most evil figures of the twentieth century. It was through his understanding of the instruments of “public enlightenment” that the dictatorship was built and maintained. Through interviews with his friends and family and with information from his own unpublished diary, a remarkable picture of Goebbels emerges.

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Library Journal

As the Nazi party's propaganda chief, Goebbels wielded great influence over the German government and held sway with Hitler himself, whom he helped catapult to power. For this 1960 volume, the authors spoke with many of Goebbels's remaining family and past acquaintances to provide an intimate portrait of the master of propaganda.


—Michael Rogers
The New York Review of Books
“Manvell and Fraenkel have produced...biographies of Goebbels, Goering, Himmler, and the men who tried to kill Hitler in 1944....To the best of my knowledge there are no better biographies in existence.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626369498
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
06/09/2010
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
312,376
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Roger Manvell was a critically acclaimed author who received access to new papers of eyewitness accounts of Joseph Goebbels. He co-wrote (with Heinrich Fraenkel) Heinrich Himmler, The Men Who Tried to Kill Hitler, and Doctor Goebbels.

Heinrich Fraenkel was a critically acclaimed author who received access to new papers of eyewitness accounts of Joseph Goebbels. He co-wrote (with Roger Manvell) Heinrich Himmler, The Men Who Tried to Kill Hitler, and Doctor Goebbels.

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Doctor Goebbels: His Life and Death 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One would not think that such a topic could be lackluster. It is in this biography. The book is a sequential collection of (primarily) quotes from diaries and letters that describe the insecurities that presumably underlie the behavior of Goebbels. I guess I was more interested in learning the effectiveness of his talent for propagandizing than I was in how his disability made him insecure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for anyone studing nazi Germany, Look into the mind of one of the most intelligant nazi leaders, very well written and revealing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written account of an evil genius who came close to destroying the world we know.
4boon More than 1 year ago
I find this era interesting, unbelievable that these things were allowed. Good book for information!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
donate to friends service committee who helped get families out then a name best forgotten