The Devil's Disciples by Anthony Read
Hitler's Inner Circle

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The Nazi regime was essentially a religious cult relying on the hypnotic personality of Adolf Hitler, and it was fated to die with him. But while it lasted, his closest lieutenants competed feriously for power and position as his chosen successor. This peculiar leadership dynamic resulted in millions of deaths and some of the worst excesses of World War II. This book examines these lieutenants, both as individuals and as a group. It focuses on the three most important Nazi paladins - Goring, Goebbels and Himmler - with their nearest rivals - Bormann, Speer and Ribbentrop - in close attendance. It shows how these personalities developed, and how their constant jealousies and intrigues affected the regime, the war and Hitler himself.
 

About Anthony Read

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ANTHONY READ lives in England and has written a number of books on World War II.
 
Published March 1, 2004 by W. W. Norton & Company. 984 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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for instance, some 5,000 Jews survived the war in Berlin itself, “protected by sympathetic Berliners,” even as Goebbels insisted that the city was “Jew-free.” Another was Alfred Rosenberg, theoretician and de facto leader of the early Nazi party while Hitler was imprisoned, who, Read memorably wr...

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The Coming of the Third Reich by Richard J Evans Penguin/Allen Lane £25, pp480 The Devil's Disciples: The Lives and Times of Hitler's Inner Circle by Anthony Read Jonathan Cape £25, pp996 In his preface, Richard Evans fishes up a phenomenal statistic.

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The Devil's Disciples: The Lives and Times of Hitler's Inner Circle by Anthony Read 996pp, Cape, £25 Anthony Read has written a book on the uppermost tier of the Nazi elite.

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