The classic account of Hitler's fall from power, first published in 1947, reissued with a striking new cover
In September 1945 the fate of Adolf Hitler was a complete mystery. He had simply disappeared, and had been missing for four months. Hugh Trevor-Roper, an intelligence officer, was given the task of solving the mystery. His brilliant piece of detective work not only proved finally that Hitler had killed himself in Berlin, but also produced one of the most fascinating history books ever written. This is the extraordinary story of those last days of the Thousand Year Reich in the Berlin Bunker. Besieged in the shattered capital, but still dominating the remains of his court, Hitler reiterated the original alternative of Nazism: either total victory or annihilation. This book is the record of that carefully prepared, ceremonious finale to a terrible chapter of history.
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About the Author
Hugh Trevor Roper (1914–2003) was one of the most famous historians of his generation. His books include Archbishop Laud, A Hidden Life, The Last Days of Hitler, The Reformation and Social Change, Princes and Artists, and Renaissance Essays.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Having read dozens of books about the 3rd reich, I consider this the best single volume. It describes the chaos and the inefficiency resulting from various Nazis and military officials trying to curry favor with Hitler, and which Hitler encouraged. Ian Kershaw in his masterful biography writes about what he called "working toward the Fuhrer.". Mr. Trevor Roper saw this as well. What is so extraordinary is that he had such insight in 1947 and had only a fraction of the sources available to him that are available today. The book has stood the test of time. I cannot imagine anyone with interest in this subject not reading this book.
An amazing book, very informative. Introduces each character left in the bunker and follows their actions to their death or escape. A great book for reasearch or enjoyment.