Speer

Speer

The Final Verdict

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Houghton
Albert Speer is a great enigma. An unemployed architect when Hitler came to power in 1933, he was soon designing the Third Reich's most important buildings. In 1942 Hitler appointed him Armaments Minister and he quadrupled production, an astonishing achievement that kept the German Army in the field and prolonged the war.
Yet Speer's life was full of contradictions. The only member of the Nazi elite with whom Hitler developed more than a purely functional relationship (he has even been called "Hitler's unrequited love"), Speer was always an outsider in Hitler's inner circle. He saw himself as an artist, above the crass power struggles of the roughnecks around him, but his enormous ambition blinded him to the crimes in which he played a leading role.
Brilliantly illustrated, this gripping account of one man's rise and fall helps explain how Germany descended so far into crime and barbarism.


Baker & Taylor
A portrait of Germany's World War II Armaments Minister considers his rise from unemployed architect to designer of the Third Reich's most important buildings, personal relationship with Hitler, and considerable ambition.

Harcourt Publishing
Albert Speer is a great enigma. An unemployed architect when Hitler came to power in 1933, he was soon designing the Third Reich's most important buildings. In 1942 Hitler appointed him Armaments Minister and he quadrupled production, an astonishing achievement that kept the German Army in the field and prolonged the war.
Yet Speer's life was full of contradictions. The only member of the Nazi elite with whom Hitler developed more than a purely functional relationship (he has even been called "Hitler's unrequited love"), Speer was always an outsider in Hitler's inner circle. He saw himself as an artist, above the crass power struggles of the roughnecks around him, but his enormous ambition blinded him to the crimes in which he played a leading role.
Brilliantly illustrated, this gripping account of one man's rise and fall helps explain how Germany descended so far into crime and barbarism.


Book News
When architect Albert Speer was released from prison in 1966, Fest worked closely with him as editor on his memoirs Inside the Third Reich and Spandau: The Secret Diaries . Here he analyzes him as a member of Hitler's inner circle and at the same time a typical German during World War II. No publication is cited for the original Speer: Eine Biographie . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

A portrait of Germany's World War II Armaments Minister considers his rise from unemployed architect to designer of the Third Reich's most important buildings, personal relationship with Hitler, and considerable ambition. 30,000 first printing. History Bk Club. Military Bk Club.

Publisher: New York : Harcourt, c2001
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780151005567
0151005567
Branch Call Number: B SPE
Characteristics: x, 419 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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