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Hitler’s War by David Irving. Beginning in with Hitler’s economic and military rebuilding of Germany following World War I, and concluding in with the events surrounding his alleged Hitler’s War is an insider’s view of the events from the point of view of the man who held Europe in thrall for more than a decade. Paperbackpages. Published February 1st by Avon Books first published March 31st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Hitler’s Warplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Dec 01, Breathing rated it it was amazing Shelves: You will not find a more detailed account on Hitler’s decisions towards and during the war. You just cannot, since Mr. Irving’s knowledge- the book has an insane amount of sources, most of them primary- is beyond what other historians can aim for.
His ability to get in touch with important survivors of the Third Reich- many of whom would reject other historians for their one-sided views- and lay hands on unique sources like the Goebbels’ diaries make him one of the- if not the most- fundamenta You will not find a more detailed account on Hitler’s decisions towards and during the war.
His ability to get in touch with important survivors of the Third Reich- many of whom would reject other historians for their one-sided views- and lay hands on unique sources like the Goebbels’ diaries make him one of the- if not the most- fundamental historians on WW2. His later derailings don’t take anything away from this masterpiece, once heralded by many journalists, but later on silenced by their politically correct intuitions.
I had heard much lamentation about David Irving being a Holocaust denier, and about extreme bias in this book, which only made me want to read it more. At over pages, it’s no easy read, but if you’re a fan of historical works, you’ll probably enjoy it. I did not see any favoritism showed towards Hitler or anyone else in Nazi Germany. Perhaps the reason this book was lambasted was because he didn’t take an overtly negative tone – the book is written from a neutral point, not critical, nor prai I had heard much lamentation about David Irving being a Holocaust denier, and about extreme bias in this book, which only made me want to read it more.
Perhaps the reason this book was lambasted was because he didn’t take an overtly negative tone – the book is written from a neutral point, not critical, nor praising. It does give a lot more insight into the inner workings of that era and I think in that regard it was well done.
In regards to the Holocaust, I don’t see his coverage of it as making light of it or dismissing it; rather, he shows that what went down was not apparently from Hitler’s orders, but from his indifference to it, or his lack of concern that orders were being followed. Irving places the blame of the Holocaust firmly on Himmler and his people, who seemed to keep what was happening from Hitler’s knowledge.
Indeed, it seems that many of the Nazi brass would do things their own way regardless. All in all, if you have the time and the inclination to tackle such a sizable book, go for it. Maybe other scholarship has surpassed it. Evans finds it highly flawed. He shows how Irving hid some of the worst statements about the Jews in footnotes, or mistranslated the German to make them sound almost innocuous.
Facts were invented, such as fifty thousand Jews having fought in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising And historical documents were edited to distort the facts. Irving quoted Goebbels’ diary of March,as evidence that Hitler was kept in the dark about the killings in Auschwitz and Treblinka. According to Irving, Goebbels wrote about the extermination program on March 27th, but “evidently held his tongue when he met Hitler two days later. Library does not have this.
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Apr 18, StandardIssue rated it it was amazing Shelves: Undoubtedly David Irving’s best book. Don’t be dissuaded from reading by Irving’s reputation, because this book should be considered gospel on Hitler and World War II, an absolute masterpiece. Irving’s research process involved going through, day by day, and logging the actions of Adolf Hitler, as told from official German documents and Hitler’s closest confidants, whom he interviewed.
The book is marvelous, but the story of how this monstrous historical narrative was written is just as exciting Undoubtedly David Irving’s best book. The book is marvelous, but the story of how this monstrous historical narrative was written is just as exciting.
There are no unreliable sources, like other “history” texts, and it really puts into perspective that Hitler wasn’t an omnipotent evil, as he is portrayed by many modern historians, but a man, doing what he thought was right.
If you could only read one book on World War II, it should be this one. View all 4 comments. Jan 28, Danne rated it it was amazing. A totally unique book, theres noone else like this one, chronicles ww2 via, mostly, documents from the archives many just recently foundand its also unique in its way its written, it simply “states” what the author finds in the archives, objectively and succinct, in my opinion as all historians should do.
Although Irving went off the rails later in irvinng career, that should detract in no way from this, his magnum opus. Beginning with the start of the Second World War, Irving takes the reader inside Hitler’s command and his inner circle and chronicles how he fought the war.
The book is meticulously researched and showcases the author’s great writing style that draws the reader into the text. As the book is written from the locus of what Hitler was thinking, doing, etc. There are those who believe what they have been told.
There are those who go with the flow. There are those who contemplate. And then there are those who like to question and reason. The early 20th century witnessed the rise of the Nazi regime which proliferated throughout the 20’s and 30’s until it wreaked havoc on the world, wiping away a hjtlera chunk of the human race and heritage.
The Nazi ideologies were so widespread that it intimidated half the world about the consequences if it was left u There are those who believe what they have been told. The Nazi ideologies were so widespread that it intimidated half the world about the consequences if it was left unchecked and would come to power. Read more on hiflera Jul 13, Pieter rated it it was amazing Shelves: One actually revives the dilemmas the former chancellor faced along the way.
It is striking that many dsvid his strategical decisions or hirlera not being executed by his generals were right. Apr 28, Kelly Korby rated it it was amazing. Not based as much on Hitler as the study of the actual war aspects. Definitely more balanced than other histories and biographies.
Hitler’s War by David Irving
Well documented and footnoted also. David Irving did a great job here. The bad is that is very difficult book and in some points you get very confused. I think it worth a try for those who like books that have to do with War. Reading Hitler’s War I am confused about the vitriol with which David Irving is dealt by public opinion. The Hitler presented here is undoubtedly a monster – a man committed at all costs to the sovereignty of the German state; the renewal of the Wojnz Empire and its former boundaries; a man who represented the logical and ghastly embodiment of Darwinian Materialism; a man who viewed some men as a class below, as soul-less, animalistic and exterminable; a man who demanded absolute wojnq no mat Reading Hitler’s War I am confused about the vitriol with which David Irving is dealt by public opinion.
The Hitler presented here is undoubtedly a monster – a man committed at all costs to the sovereignty of the German state; the renewal of the German Empire and its former boundaries; a man who represented the logical and ghastly embodiment of Darwinian Materialism; a man who viewed some men as a class below, as soul-less, animalistic and exterminable; a man who demanded absolute loyalty no matter the price paid.
Though there is no final number placed hitlerq the dead innocent or otherwisethere is no denial of a holocaust. The transport and mass extermination of the Jews is confirmed.
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Perhaps Irving is to be condemned for his neutral historian’s voice or his belief that war crimes were committed on all sides of the front? Perhaps for his omission of a Jewish extermination order from Hitler – which all historians know does not exist or has yet wojan be found? All the controversy makes this is a difficult book to review.
I admit I am no expert. Critics and historians themselves seem divided in opinion about the work of Irving. His work is still used worldwide at the university level. Some declare him the authority on WW2, others label him a forger and fraud.
He has traveled Europe and scoured stacks and archives, read diaries and conducted countless interviews. It would be safe to say that he has uncovered more primary sources documents, diaries, memos, orders, doctor’s notes, etc.
It is clear that he is obsessively meticulous in his documentation. However, one criticism Irving does seem guilty of is favouring his own uncovered sources even when in contradiction wljna more established history. Though apparently all of his sources are freely available for viewing by anyone at the Institut fur Zeitgeschichte in Munich. I will, of course, read Deborah Lipstadt’s work and that of Richard Evans to examine the case against Irving fairly.
Unfortunately for Irving, in interviews he comes across as priggish, superior, and stubborn. As a man divorced from his larger works, he is not easily liked. Hitler’s War was engaging, detailed without ever being dull, and absolutely crucial to a comprehensive understanding of the second world war. The focus seems to be mainly military, mixed in with some political intrigue within the ranks and without. It was eye-opening to see the war unfurling from the Axis perspective.
For example, the first time you find out about hitleraa is when the allies begin to sink dozens of your U-boats in the Atlantic; Hitler at one point tries to figure out where the Allies are going to land across the English Channel.
In the end, though, it is obvious that Irving has fallen too much in love with the subject, and I wonder how much of the research is accurate.