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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"A vivid reconstruction of the final weeks of Hitler’s regime." - Kirkus Reviews

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 Hitler's mental state, to his suicide and the efforts of his loyal aides to destroy his body before the advancing Russian armies reached Berlin.

Inside Hitler's 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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Fest is Germany's most famous historian of the Third Reich. This short book tells the story of the last 14 days of Hitler's life ,with the author detailing the contradictions in the testimonies of the ... Read full review

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This book is the english translation of Der Untergang: Hitler und das Ende des Dritten Reiches. Written by one of the foremost German historians of the Third Reich, this is an extremely interesting ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

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 Hitler's Death; and Speer: The Final Verdict, for which he has won numerous awards. A film adaptation of Inside Hitler's Bunker, entitled The Downfall, has become a European blockbuster.

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