Anthony Read (2003)

A history of Nazi Germany from the different perspective of the first tier of Hitler’s followers, mainly focussing on Goebbels, Goering, and Himmler. That’s actually a slight limitation, in that there are huge contributions from other, second-tier Nazis that remain to be explored, and that might have made this book even more distinctive. But it still manages to put a lot of detail into the personal lives and deeds of its chosen subjects which are often missed in more “standard” histories, and this sheds a lot of light onto many of their motivations and key decisions. A very useful addition to the literature.

4/5. Finished Monday 13 May, 2019.

(Originally published on Goodreads.)