Where should Goering be placed in the Third Reich hierarchy? Like Rommel and Guderian, was he a master military tactician, or a slave to his master's dictates? Like Goebbels and Himmler was he an able administrator, or a lethargic glory-seeker? This biography of Hermann Goering details his life, including his education, career, marriage, social life, wartime role, capture and trial. It presents facts and opinions about his place in the Third Reich hierarchy, assessing his military tactics, administrative skills, and decline from power. It reassesses the impact he had on the formation of Reich policy and doctrine, reflects his heroism as a World War I flying ace, and his failure to keep the Luftwaffe in the skies in 1941, and documents his decline to a figurehead bereft of power.--Amazon.com.