Goebbels: A Biography
In life, and in the grisly manner of his death, Joseph Goebbels was one of Adolf Hitler’s most loyal acolytes. By the end, no one in the Berlin bunker was closer to the Führer than his devoted Reich minister for public enlig ...more
This should teach me to pay more attention when I ask for an ARC.
I requested this from NetGalley on a whim when I saw the title, and I didn’t realize that I was getting a book that was almost a thousand pages.* I also didn’t consider that a kitten-squisher of a biography about a notorious Nazis wasn’t going to be ideal summer time reading. I’ve done my best to give it a fair review, but any critical comments I ...more
Peter Longerich is a German professor of history. He is regarded by fellow historians as one of the leading German authorities on the Holocaust.
Benefiting from the 1997 discovery of the microfilmed diaries in a Russian archive of Longerich’s work on Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Propaganda Minister is a master class in biography.
In immense detail he covers the rise of Goebbels from journalist and wannabe playwright to Reich Chancellor ...more
Longerich’s biography of Joseph Goebbels, based largely on the Nazi propaganda minister’s voluminous diaries, begins in the early 1920s with Goebbels ...more
Goebbels by Professor Peter Longerich is a masterpiece biography with outstand research that over seven hundred pages covers all aspects of Joseph Goebbels. This biography delves in to the dark heart of Goebbels and shines a light upon aspects of his life that we think we know with excellent scholarship and we find out how important Goebbels was within the Third Reich.
Using Goebbels own diaries which he started in 1925, as he was then a failed novelist and playw ...more
The fact is, despite my strong preference for meaty, well-documented, detailed historical works including biographies, I really struggled with this one. At first I thought it was my own fault for asking for 992 pages (about a third of which is documentation) about such a rotten guy ...more
I requested this book as I have an interest in World War II and the leading characters in the conflict (regardless of which side they were on). This is the first book by Peter Longerich that I have read.
I found this book to be well written and researched. ...more
Reason for a five-star review: Longerich has written probably the most comprehensive biography to date of Joseph Goebbels. The author has conducted meticulous research, going through all of Goebbels' diaries and putting together a detailed accounting of the propaganda minister's thoughts and concerns. two aspects of the biography I found most interesting were 1 ...more
For his biography, Peter Longerich puts mainly out of Goebbel's diaries, which give a good insight in the thoughts and actions of this man. Some aspects that I learned:
He was totally devoted to Hitler, even allowed Hitler to enter in a trio partnership with his wife (with whom he regulary had difficult dealings), allowed Hitler to enter his private life while Hitler kept him out of his political activities ...more
Having studied Nazi History for so many years now, I think this last year (my third year in university) was the first year in which the Nazi party were not mentioned at all. Anyways, through my years of research, I had come to know one name quite well, Joseph Goebbels. But I didn't know that much about him, which is why I thought this book would be really interesting to me. Simply because this book seemed to promise some new viewpoints about ...more
I received this book as a Goodreads First-Read. Yay!
I would recommend this book for anyone who is serious about researching the Nazi's.
O livro dá uma boa ideia das visões políticas, sociais e culturais do ministro da propaganda e como essas vis ...more
But who was he?
Peter Longerich has written an illuminating biography of the man who is one of the most recognized faces of the Nazi Party. Reading Goebbels: A Biography can be quite aggravating. T...more
The book is meticulously researched from Goebbels recently translated diaries.
For most people, I suspect this will be way too much detailed information. I was intrigued about his relationship with Hitler and equally as much his wife Magda's relationship with Hitler. Goebb ...more
b in a lot of the books I've read.Strange how they took over Europe. Before the Nuremberg trials the top leaders were tested and found to have high IQs Imagine what they cou ...more