Inside Hitler's Bunker: The Last Days of the Third Reich

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Macmillan, Mar 15, 2005 - History - 208 pages
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Fest describes in riveting detail the final weeks of the war, from the desperate battles that raged night and day in the ruins of Berlin, fought by boys and old men, to the growing paranoia that marked Hitlerís mental state, to his suicide and the efforts of his loyal aides to destroy his body before the advancing Russian armies reached Berlin. Inside Hitlerís Bunker combines meticulous research with spellbinding storytelling and sheds light on events that, for those who survived them, were nothing less than the end of the world.

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It was not as hard to read as I thought. - Goodreads
The part about Magda Goebels was really hard to read. - Goodreads
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User Review  - John - Goodreads

Hitler in the fuhrer bunker remains one of my all time favorite subjects, and that is probably the only reason i made it through this book. The book claims to be necessary because it corrects several ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Rose - Goodreads

Joachim Fest introduces us to this truly exceptional study in his foreword by the opening line: 'No catastrophe in recent history is comparable to the collapse of Germany in 1945.' What I would add is ... Read full review


ONE The Battle Begins
three The War Is Lost
SEVEN Capitulation
EIGHT The End of a World

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Joachim Fest was born in Berlin in 1926. His previous books include The Face of the Third Reich; Hitler, his celebrated biography of Adolf Hitler; Plotting Hitlerís Death; and Speer: The Final Verdict, for which he has won numerous awards. A film adaptation of Inside Hitlerís Bunker, entitled The Downfall, has become a European blockbuster.

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