The Face of the Third Reich: Portraits of the Nazi Leadership

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Da Capo Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 402 pages
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In these searing profiles the author dissects the lives of fifteen infamous Nazis—including Hermann Göring, Joseph Goebbels, Heinrich Himmler, Martin Bormann, Ernst Röhm, Hans Frank, Rudolph Höss, Albert Speer, and Hitler himself. He also analyzes the archetypal roles of the officer corps, intellectuals, and women. This work provides fresh perspectives into how dysfunctional psyches, personal ambitions, and ruthless rivalries impacted the creation and evolution of Hitler's Third Reich.
  

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Review: The Face Of The Third Reich: Portraits Of The Nazi Leadership

User Review  - Mikey B. - Goodreads

This is an excellent accounting of the personalities who made the Nazi era. There is an extensive analysis of Hitler and his cohorts. The main focus is on the rise to power. Hitler (and rightly so) is ... Read full review

Review: The Face Of The Third Reich: Portraits Of The Nazi Leadership

User Review  - Jill - Goodreads

Probably not my favorite book on the personalities of the major players in the Third Reich......but certainly an interesting look at the psychological profiles of the men who visited such horrors on ... Read full review

Contents

The Incubation Period
3
The Drummer
15
TheFuhrer
27
The Reich Chancellor
39
Victor and Vanquished
52
Hermann Goring Number Two
71
Man the Beast
83
Reinhard Heydrich The Successor
98
The Embarrassment of Freedom
187
Albert Speer and the Immorality of the Technicians
198
Hans Frank Imitation of a Man of Violence
209
Baldur von Schirach and the Mission of the Younger Generation
220
Behaviour and Role of the Officer Corps in
235
The Intellectuals and National Socialism
249
The Role of Women in the Third
263
Rudolf Hoss The Man from the Crowd
276

Heinrich Himmler Petty Bourgeois and Grand Inquisitor
111
Martin BormannThe Brown Eminence
125
Ernst Rohm and the Lost Generation
136
Franz von Papen and the Conservative Collaboration
151
Alfred Rosenberg The Forgotten Disciple
163
Joachim von Ribbentrop and the Degradation of Diplomacy
175
The Face of the Third Reich Attempt at a Summing Up
291
Notes
311
Bibliography
386
Index
393
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About the author (1999)

Joachim C. Fest is the author of Hitler and Plotting Hitler's Death: The Story of the German Resistance, 1933–1945. He lives in Germany.

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