Heinrich Himmler

Heinrich Himmler

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"In this, the first-ever comprehensive biography of the Reichsführer-SS, leading German historian Peter Longerich puts every aspect of Himmler's life under the microscope. Masterfully interweaving the story of Himmler's personal life and political career with the wider history of the Nazi dictatorship, Longerich shows how skillfully he exploited and manipulated his disparate roles in the pursuit of his far-reaching and grandiose objectives. In the process, he illuminates the extraordinary degree to which Himmler's own personal prejudices, idiosyncrasies, and predilections made their mark on the organizations for which he was responsible--especially the SS, which in so many ways bore the characteristic hallmarks of its leader, and whose history remains incomprehensible without a detailed and intimate knowledge of its deeply sinister commander-in-chief"--Dust-jacket.
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780199592326
0199592322
9780199651740
Characteristics: xviii, 1031 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Noakes, Jeremy
Sharpe, Lesley

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Nov 19, 2012

Reads like a text-book. The author doesn't do much to 'liven' it up, but the wealth of information should satisfy any amateur historian. Special care is taken to back up data and stay objective, with endnotes appearing almost every paragraph. A good knowledge of the events leading up to WW2 is essential to get the most of this book.

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