The Devil's Disciples. The Lives And Times Of Hitler's Inner Circle

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2003
Edition: Reprint

Description: 984 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: A highly readable and original account of Hitlers closest lieutenants. 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 regimes worst excesses, in which millions of people died, and which brought Western civilization to its knees. The Devils Disciples is the first major book for a general readership to examine those lieutenants, not only as individuals but also as a group. It focuses 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 - play supporting roles. Perceptive and illuminating, The Devils Disciples is above all a powerful chronological narrative, showing how the personalities of Hitlers inner circle developed and how their jealousies and constant intrigues affected the regime, the war, and Hitler himself.

ISBN: 9780224060080

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