Heinrich Himmler: The Sinister Life of the Head of the SS and Gestapo

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Greenhill Books, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 285 pages
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Authors Roger Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel, notable biographers of the World War II German leaders Joseph Goebbels and Herman Goring, delve into the life of one of the most sinister, clever, and successful of all the Nazi leaders: Heinrich Himmler. As the head of the feared SS, Himler supervised the extermination of millions. Here is the story of how a seemingly ordinary boy grew into an obsessive and superstitious man who ventured into herbalism, astrology, and homeopathic medicine before finally turning to the "science" of racial purity and the belief in the superiority of the Aryan people.
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Review: Heinrich Himmler: The Sinister Life of the Head of the SS and Gestapo

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a lot of good information and I have a good mental picture of the man he was but info was not presented in a logical format for my brain. Very interested in reading another author to make more sense of that time period Read full review

Review: Heinrich Himmler: The Sinister Life of the Head of the SS and Gestapo

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Hard to say what I thought--a lot of people involved, the relationship between Himmler and Hitler, Himmler and Goring, Gubbels, Hess, etc., lots of footnotes that were lengthy and involved. Himmler ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Roger Manvell was a critically acclaimed author who received access to new papers of eyewitness accounts of Joseph Goebbels. He co-wrote (with Heinrich Fraenkel) Heinrich Himmler , The Men Who Tried to Kill Hitler , and Doctor Goebbels .

Heinrich Fraenkel was a critically acclaimed author who received access to new papers of eyewitness accounts of Joseph Goebbels. He co-wrote (with Roger Manvell) Heinrich Himmler , The Men Who Tried to Kill Hitler , and Doctor Goebbels .

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