Eva Braun: Life with Hitler

Eva Braun: Life with Hitler


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Eva Braun: Life with Hitler by Heike B. Gortemaker

The first comprehensive biography of Eva Braun: an authoritative reassessment of her role in Hitler’s life, which gives us, as well, an astonishingly revealing portrait of Hitler and his inner circle.

In this groundbreaking book, German historian Heike B. Görtemaker reveals the real woman behind the myth of the vapid blonde with whom Hitler spent the last eighteen years of his life. Eva Braun’s relationship with the Führer flew in the face of his proclamations that Germany was his only bride. In fact, he and Braun lived a bourgeois existence out of the public eye, and her identity was kept secret by the Third Reich until the final days of the war. Uncompromising and fiercely loyal to Hitler, she committed suicide with him two days after their marriage.

Through exhaustive research, drawing on newly discovered documents and anecdotal accounts, Görtemaker makes clear that although Braun had no role in Hitler’s policies, she was privy to his thoughts, commanded life among his entourage, and unfailingly held his trust.

As unsettling as it is astounding, Eva Braun: Life with Hitler will undoubtedly be one of the most talked about books of the season.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307595829
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/25/2011
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Heike B. Görtemaker, born in 1964, is a German historian and author. She studied history, economics, and German literature in Berlin and Bloomington, Indiana. In 2005, she published a biography of Margret Boveri, a prominent German journalist from the 1930s to the 1970s. Görtemaker lives with her husband near Berlin. She is currently working on a project dealing with the legacy of Hitler’s inner circle in postwar Germany.

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Eva Braun 2.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
AEEJC More than 1 year ago
I love history and have always wanted to know more about Eva Braun so when this book came out I purchased immediately.  First let me say that I did not even fully finish the book it was so dull.  I skimmed the last 50 pages.  There is no new information on Eva Braun in this novel at all, in fact it tells you more about the other members of HItler's inner circle than Eva herself, why you might ask?  Because obviously there isn't much known about her and this book doesn't change that.  This book was a huge disappointment and honestly a let down.  It should be titled something like "Hitler's Inner Circle" and not Eva Braun because you really do not learn much about her.  Very disappointing.  I am only giving it a two because I feel sorry for the author.
PaulHosse1 More than 1 year ago
A enjoyable book.
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Perhaps the best overall book on Eva Braun to date.
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This is nothing but a history book. The details provided by the author depict the people and happenings that surround eva braun. I completed the book and still feel that i don't know eva braun at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was disappointing to read the much-anticipated book, via so many references to Nerin E. Gun's research/book.