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In ruling against the controversial historian David Irving, whose libel suit against the American historian Deborah Lipstadt was tried in April 2000, the High Court in London labeled Irving a falsifier of history. No objective historian, declared the judge, would manipulate the documentary record in the way that Irving did. Richard J. Evans, a Cambridge historian and the chief adviser for the defense, uses this famous trial as a lens for exploring a range of difficult questions about the nature of the historian's enterprise.
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About the Author
Richard J. Evans is Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University and a noted specialist on modern German history. He is the author of In Defense of History and Death in Hamburg.
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This books essence is based on the writings of David Irving and the related libel suit. Irving's 'Hitlers War' is an excellent and unique view of what the Nazi war machine was doing, thinking, and planning through out the early 40s. It also gives a unique perspective into Hilters thoughts and plans. Hiter's War is a must read for WWii buffs, and anyone who wants a lead-in to this book, as well.
A fascinating account of the infamous trial of Holocaust "revisionist" David Irving and an excellent example of debunking fraudulent research and the people that perpetrate it. Mr. Irving's horrifically cruel comments regarding death camp survivors during television interviews and lecture tours outside of the United States reveal an inhumanly cruel mind beneath his seemingly academic exterior.
This is not a revisionist history or a book sympathetic to the Nazi cause - common mistakes assumed by the book's cover. Quite possibly one of the most magnificent books I have ever read. Evans is the expert witness to the Irving vs. Lipsdate case (you may recognize the name as Irving was just sentenced to prison by denying the Holocaust in Austria). Evans goes through Irving's works to find out what is really true and what is not. Evans finds out that many sources were either ficticious or horribly misquoted. This book wonderfully illustrates how people can manipulate facts to satisfy their own thoughts and opinions. A truly great book for those who have any interest in history whatsoever.