As a leader of the twentieth century's most evil regimes, Joseph Goebbel's legacy is his work constructing the mythic image of Hitler during his rise to power and his catastrophic rule of Germany. In Doctor Goebbels, Roger Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel reveal the man behind the Nazi propaganda machine, beginning with his idyllic childhood in Germany and ending in a dramatic death by suicide.
Part biography and part horror, Manvell and Fraenkel delve deep into the mystery shrouding one of Hitler's most evil henchman. Using first-hand accounts from the Nuremberg Trials; by Goebbel's sister Maria; and from the fiancé of his youth, Else, Goebbel's carefully crafted character is ripped apart to reveal a boy determined to overcome youthful disabilities and prove, above all, his devotion and dedication to his country.
Doctor Goebbels is a landmark work of World War II history and delivers the kind of details that only true scholarship can provide. Written with flair and polished with care, this account is sure to leave readers shocked and surprised at the life of the Führer's "Minister of Hate."
- ISBN-13 : 9781616080297
- Author : Roger Manvell, Heinrich Fraenkel
- Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing
- Publication date : 09/06/2010
As the Nazi party's propaganda chief, Goebbels wielded great influence over the German government and held sway with Hitler himself, whom he helped catapult to power. For this 1960 volume, the authors spoke with many of Goebbels's remaining family and past acquaintances to provide an intimate portrait of the master of propaganda. — Michael Rogers.
Meet the Author
Roger Manvell was a critically acclaimed author who received access to new papers of eyewitness accounts of Joseph Goebbels. He co-wrote (with Heinrich Fraenkel) Heinrich Himmler, The Men Who Tried to Kill Hitler, and Doctor Goebbels.
Heinrich Fraenkel was a critically acclaimed author who received access to new papers of eyewitness accounts of Joseph Goebbels. He co-wrote (with Roger Manvell) Heinrich Himmler, The Men Who Tried to Kill Hitler, and Doctor Goebbels.