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Hitler's War

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Beginning in 1933 with Hitler's economic and military rebuilding of Germany following World War I, and concluding in 1945 with the events surrounding his alleged Hitler's War is an insider's view of the events from the point of view of the man who held Europe in thrall for more than a decade. 16 pages of photographs.
Paperback, 794 pages
Published February 1st 1990 by Avon Books (first published March 31st 1977)
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Feb 09, 2014 Lobstergirl marked it as perhaps-i-will-read-hard-to-say  ·  review of another edition
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Gordon Craig called this "the best study we have of the German side of the Second World War." [When? Maybe other scholarship has surpassed it.] But Richard J. Evans finds it highly flawed. Quoting directly from Ian Buruma's New Yorker article (4/16/2001):

He shows how Irving hid some of the worst statements about the Jews in footnotes, or mistranslated the German to make them sound almost innocuous. Facts were invented, such as fifty thousand Jews having fought in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising....An
-Hay autores que trascienden su obra, pero aquí se tiende a hablar de libros-.

Género. Biografía.

Lo que nos cuenta. Primer libro de una biografía en dos partes sobre Adolf Hitler, que narra los sucesos desde el atardecer del 3 de septiembre de 1939 hasta las tres y cuarto de la tarde del 30 de abril de 1945.

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Frank Doosey
I had heard much lamentation about David Irving being a Holocaust denier, and about extreme bias in this book, which only made me want to read it more. At over 800 pages, it's no easy read, but if you're a fan of historical works, you'll probably enjoy it.

I did not see any favoritism showed towards Hitler or anyone else in Nazi Germany. Perhaps the reason this book was lambasted was because he didn't take an overtly negative tone - the book is written from a neutral point, not critical, nor prai
Shows another side of WW2 ... From the German perspective ... Caused some controversy following it's publication ... It's a long read ... Although easy enough to read ...
An epic military history of the Nazis written by a dubious character

This book appears to have been written before Irving went off the rails and started denying the Nazi holocaust. There are still signs of burgeoning anti-Semitism and conspiracism. It is curious that the only time he uses the word 'holocaust' is in reference to the Allies' bombing of Dresden. He also insists throughout that Hitler didn't want war. Irving wrote an impressively detailed account of the Second World War from the Ger
Whatever you think about Irving, and I in no way condone his Nazi sympathies, I found this extremely interesting and readable. Its different slant is almost like the 'losers' view of the war. I would read him again. How subjective is his research? I couldnt say, but its an interesting alternative view.
Ricardo Perez
David Irving fue acusado en su natal Gran Bretaña por escribir sobre Hitler y el Tercer Reich objetiva e imparcialmente, sin satanismos. ¿Que la Historia no debe escribirse así? Con una profunda investigación y respaldado por una amplia documentación, mucha de ella inédita, Irving se enfrentó a la doble tarea de investigar y convencer. La historia misma le dará la razón.
La secuela-precuela El Camino de la Guerra, Irving nos da los antecedentes, igualmente documentados, para poder leer La Guerra
Although Irving went off the rails later in his career, that should detract in no way from this, his magnum opus. Beginning with the start of the Second War, Irving takes the reader inside Hitler's command and his inner circle and chronicles how he fought the war. The book is meticulously researched and written in a very readable style. As the book is written from the locus of what Hitler was thinking, doing, etc., some have criticized it as being the biography that Hitler would have written; I ...more
David Irving did a great job here . This books mentions everything about World War II and analyze Hitler's thoughts . The bad is that is very difficult book and in some points you get very confused .
I think it worth a try for those who like books that have to do with War .
Although the book has 800+ pages, the book only focuses on the key political and military aspects of Hitler's reign (1933-1945). One actually revives the dilemmas the former chancellor faced along the way. It is striking that many of his strategical decisions or opinions (not being executed by his generals) were right.
Kelly Korby
A great history of the war Germany was fighting during WWII. Not based as much on Hitler as the study of the actual war aspects. Definitely more balanced than other histories and biographies. Well documented and footnoted also. Highly recommended reading.
one of my favorite world war 2 historians
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David Irving is a British historian, who is accused of trivializing the holocaust.

His books are mostly about the second world war and the Third Reich including topics like Josef Goebbels, Winston Churchill and the bombings of Dresden.

In 1996 Irving filed a libel lawsuit against Penguin books and lost, the judge finding Irving guilty of deliberate and gross distortions of history. This lawsuit res
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