Riess, Curt.


1st ed., 1949. Ix + 460 pp. D.j., 22 x 14cm. A little edge-wear to price-clipped d.j., o/w V.G. The Goebbels Diaries gave a fragmentary glimpse of a complex character, of an evil genius who had invented a new technique in the ancient science of politics ; this biography gives the complete picture. It is based on various unpublished speeches and pamphlets taken from long interviews with relatives and people who surrounded Goebbels. One of his secretaries worked exclusively for the author for the better part of a year and he knew where to look for certain documents. As a result we are finally able to understand, as the introduction puts it, "how a man handicapped by nature, frustrated in his dreams of leading a heroic life, rebuffed by his own family and tormented by consuming jealousy of his rivals, could rise" to such heights of power. First Edition in Dust-Jacket.

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