The Devil's Disciples: The Life and Times of Hitler's Inner Circle

J. Cape, 2003 - 984 pages
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The Nazi regime was essentially a religious cult, relying on the hypnotic personality of one man, Adolf Hitler, and it was fated to die with him. But while it lasted, his closest lieutenants competed ferociously for power and position as his chosen successor. This deadly contest accounted for many of the regime's worst excesses, in which millions of people died, and which brought Western civilisation to its knees. THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLES is the first major book for a general readership to examine those lieutenants, not only as individuals but also as a group. It will focus on the three Nazi paladins closest to Hitler - Goring, Goebbels and Himmler - with their nearest rivals Bormann, Speer and Ribbentrop in close attendance. Others who were removed in various ways - like Gregor Strasser, Ernst Rohm, Heydrich and Hess - will play supporting roles. While there will of course be a fair amount of analysis, THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLES will be a powerful chronological narrative, showing how their personalities developed and how their jealousies and constant intrigues affected the regime, the war, and Hitler himself. In doing so, it will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in the Nazi period.

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Long read, thought at times I was packing around a dictionary. Gave me the idea that maybe e-books would be the way to go on this one. However, it was a really interesting book. I learned a great deal ... Consulter l'avis complet

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A masterpiece. I would give it 10 stars but not possible here five being the limit. The best book of many very good ones I have read this year. Superbly written so that the 900+ pages don't seem long ... Consulter l'avis complet

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Anthony Read became a full-time writer after a successful career in television production. He has co-written a number of books with David Fisher, including several about Germany and the Second World War. This is his first major book as sole author.

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