How did a 19 year-old, middle-class, Catholic girl from Munich become Hitler's mistress and what kept him faithful until the end of their lives?
Was her appeal sexual, domestic, political -- or did he really love her?This biography of Eva Braun is the first in English for 40 years.
Angela Lambert has dug deep into Eva's background and brought into sharp focus a fascinating and unexpected relationship, hitherto neglected by male historians.
There are more than 700 biographies of Hitler, yet this is the first thorough study of Eva Braun, his secret mistress.
Using never before seen family papers and interviews with her surviving cousin, this book will cause a considerable stir. Illustrated throughout with little-known black and white photographs of life at the Berghof, it sheds new light on the man, the woman and the past.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 656 pages, 16 Illustrations, unspecified
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 01/03/2007
- Category: Biography: historical, political & military
- ISBN: 9780099455066
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Review by jeanie1
Story of Eva Braun, the mistress of Hitler. The story, written by an English author who draws conclusions about Eva based on how her own German mother,who was the same age as Eva, responded to living in Germany through the War. Her mother did not know what was happening to the Jews or understood Hitlers destructive powers, and so too Eva did not know or care to know what Hitler was really doing. Was Eva a flighty blonde only interested in the latest fashion and waiting for Hitler to ask her to dinner or was she calculating women planning to keep Hitler at all costs? The reader is taken from the time Eva first meets Hitler to the final scene in the Berlin Bunker. For those readers who like "Histories Mysteries" the author supplies addresses of various places in Germany that are mentioned in the book. When I was in Munich, during the Summer of 2007, I went to the old part of the city and tried to find the building that housed the photography business that Eva worked at before she met Hitler I think the shop is now a bicycle repair shop. The story was intersting, although the editing is spotty, especially the duplicate footnoes that I found disconcerting.