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Goebbels

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  49 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Drawn on eyewitness accounts, letters and diaries, and archival material, this is the story of a complex man who was, of all the Nazis, the most zealous advocate of the extermination of the Jews. Index; photographs. Translated by Krishna Winston.
Paperback, 496 pages
Published September 16th 1994 by Mariner Books (first published 1990)
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Lewis Weinstein
Useful for my purposes but not spectacular. The personal tidbits about Goebbels provide possible moments for scenes. I would have liked more on what Nazis, ordinary Germans and others thought about him. Maybe there's no record of those thoughts. The important historical events of which Goebbels was a part are better depicted elsewhere. ... LEW ... http://lewweinsteinauthorblog.com/
David Nichols
I never finished this cuz it had to go back to the library. It's packed with a lot of information, and having more than a cursory understanding of modern german history will certainly help. It's a little dry and not exactly a fun read, but i found it interesting.
Hadrian
Chilling story of one of Hitler's most infamous followers. He had a fairly interesting life, and I picked up a lot of details from the book (his reading tastes, personality, religious faith, what drove him to follow Hitler). A bit dry in style, but still good.
George O'Hagan
A man completely devoid of his own personality, who hung on to every word and gesture of Hitler til the very end when he poisined his 6 children before killing himself.
Ken
Rather dry and tedious. I slogged through all but the last few chapters.
Mike
Ok here's the thing, the author of this title has gone to extraordinary lengths in order to put this together. I can only imagine the amount of research that went into this book.
'Mephistophelean', yes indeed, I am sure if the devil himself met this man he may well be shocked.
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Well I do take into account a few things that were missing for me.
Hilter seemed to be imprisoned one minute and a few pages later he was back in circulation. I realize this is a work about Goebbles, but these little
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Mike  Kelley


Despite the subject matter, the notion of obeying taboos seeming to be one of mankind's more annoying constraints on discovery, the subject of the story was presented in as objective a light as possible. Seeing the marketed rise of the Nazi's and the creative mind behind it is at once fascinating and terrifying.

Of particular note was the novel Michael that he wrote for his Phd in Letters. Struggling to find a publisher and making a go of a literary career, he ended up using his words not to inf
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