Mengele: The Complete Story

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McGraw-Hill Book Company, Jan 1, 1986 - Social Science - 364 pages
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Based on their examination of more than five thousand pages of Dr. Josef Mengele's personal writings and other documents, the authors reconstruct the events of his thirty-year exile in South America

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Posner has told the story of Josef Mengele better than any others that I have read. It describes his experiments on humans at Auschwitz, his escape, and his life in South America as well as the Nazi hunters who tried to track him down. I learned a lot from this book. Read full review

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This well-written biography is far superior to Gerald Astor's The "Last'' Nazi: the life and times of Dr. Joseph Mengele ( LJ 11/1/85). Through Mengele's son, the authors were given access to their ... Read full review


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John Martin of "ABC News" says "Gerald Posner is one of the most resourceful investigators I have encountered in thirty years of journalism." Garry Wills calls Posner "a superb investigative reporter," while the "Los Angeles Times" dubs him "a classic-style investigative journalist." "His work is painstakingly honest journalism" concluded "The Washington Post". "The New York Times" lauded his "exhaustive research techniques" and "The Boston Globe" determined Posner is "an investigative journalist whose work is marked by his thorough and meticulous research." "A resourceful investigator and skillful writer," says "The Dallas Morning News".

Posner was one of the youngest attorneys (23) ever hired by the Wall Street law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore. A Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of California at Berkeley (1975), he was an Honors Graduate of Hastings Law School (1978), where he served as the Associate Executive Editor for the Law Review. Of counsel to the law firm he founded, Posner and Ferrara, he is now a full time journalist and author.

He is the Chief Investigative Reporter for the Daily Beast. In the past, he was a freelance writer on investigative issues for several news magazines, and a regular contributor to NBC, the History Channel, CNN, FOX News, CBS, and MSNBC. A member of the National Advisory Board of the National Writers Union, Posner is also a member of the Authors Guild, PEN, The Committee to Protect Journalists, and Phi Beta Kappa. He lives in Miami Beach with his wife, author Trisha Posner, who works on all his projects (

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