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The Devil's Mistress: The Diary of Eva Braun: The Woman Who Lived and Died with Hitler: A Novel

2.9  ·  Rating Details ·  52 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Eva Anna Paula Braun, vain, silly, and easily deluded, was seventeen in 1929 when she first met "Herr Wolf, " a 40-year-old with penetrating blue eyes who otherwise looked like a frumpy postman. By the time she learned that her "old" admirer was Adolf Hitler, the leader of the outlawed Nazi party, they had begun a sexual liaison that would survive the Fuhrer's rise to powe ...more
Hardcover, 218 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Faber & Faber (first published September 1997)
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Kaitlyn Ann
May 07, 2015 Kaitlyn Ann rated it did not like it
Unimaginative and Unrealistic

As an avid reader of all things Adolf and Eva, the author clearly demonstrates she has done some amount of research into their relationship. So some of the mistakes in this book are inexcusable: like the incorrect date on his niece's death when we know for certain she died Sept. 18, 1931. The author has her dying two years early in the book. I expect more from someone who in other areas shows she has read up on what we "know" about their relationship so it disappoi
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Brittany B
Aug 24, 2016 Brittany B rated it liked it
I gave this book a three because it was written in such a way that I just couldn't put it down. However, I do believe the the words "based on" actual diaries are used very loosely. It was interesting but I have read/ watched a lot of stuff about Hitler and Eva Braun and this was by no means historically accurate. The sex tales are bizarre and I am wondering how much of that has any bases in reality. Actually I was left wondering how much of any of it was based off her real diaries or true events ...more
Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
Interesting.
That is all I can say.
Barbara
Aug 21, 2007 Barbara rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: history
Shelves: notthatgreat
I'm interested to find out about the woman who lived and died with the devil. A suggestion from another Goodreads member.
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I was disappointed by the book. I thought it was the "true" diary of Eva Braun but this book is "a satrical work of extrapolation that has been grafted onto a fragment of Eva Braun's actual diary wirtten in 1935" (directly from the book jacket) I bought the book online so I didn't see that when I bought it.

I'm not sure that I truly bought what the autho
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Donna Humble
Feb 13, 2015 Donna Humble rated it really liked it
Interesting book. Written from actual diaries and interviews mixed with the authors best guess to flesh out the story.
Muna_booklova
Jul 25, 2009 Muna_booklova rated it really liked it
This book was gripping and insightful. I could not put it down,I finished it in about 3 hrs. When I got to the end it said the book was based on the diary of eva braun. The whole time I thought I was reading the official diary of eva braun. I still enjoyed it though,does anyone have any suggestions on similar books about berlin or the hitler days.
Steve
Oct 07, 2012 Steve rated it did not like it
Shelves: world-war-2
In a word, it's idiotic.
Danielle  M
Nov 17, 2010 Danielle M rated it did not like it
bullshit.
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Alison Leslie Gold is an American author. She has written numerous books but is probably best known for her research about the Holocaust and Anne Frank. She is the writer of the books Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped Hide the Frank Family, which she wrote with Miep Gies, and Memories of Anne Frank: Reflections of a Childhood Friend, based on the memories of Anne Frank's chi ...more
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