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Speer : the final verdict

Author: Joachim C Fest
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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An unemployed architect when Hitler came to power in 1933, Albert Speer 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Albert Speer; Albert Speer
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joachim C Fest
ISBN: 0151005567 9780151005567
OCLC Number: 49664319
Description: x, 419 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Questions, Contradictions, and More Questions --
Awakening --
Within the Inner Circle --
Germania: The Capital of the World --
Entanglements --
Minister and Economic Dictator --
Stations of Ambition --
Crises and Intrigues --
Scorched Earth --
End Without End --
Judgment at Nuremberg --
School for Survival --
Conclusion: The Rule and the Exception.
Other Titles: Speer.
Responsibility: Joachim Fest ; translated from the German by Ewald Osers and Alexandra Dring.
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An unemployed architect when Hitler came to power in 1933, Albert Speer 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.

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