Throughout, Sereny consciously avoids the pitfall of many Speer biographers, who seek to either blame or exculpate Speer for the Nazi's atrocities. Instead, she succeeds in helping the reader understand a "morally extinguished" man and place into context "all the crimes against humanity which Hitler initiated, which continue to threaten us today, and of which Speer, who was in many ways a man of excellence, sadly enough made himself a part." Well over 700 pages, Albert Speer is not a quick read, but superbly written and meticulously researched, it is a pleasure to read, providing unprecedented insight into one of the most complex figures in modern German history. --Bertina Loeffler --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This is an excellent look at Hilter's friend and favorite architect. It is just the right mix of first-person interviews, Speer in his own words, and analysis. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Doug Thompson
the boy genius he would have been able to build a new world...you should see the plans speer and hitler had for citys and buildings!Published 29 days ago by brandon d baur
Very well written with revealing information that helps us to understand some of the behavior of that time period. Read morePublished 1 month ago by gary falkenberg
"Albert Speer: His Battle with Truth" is a dense but well-written, meticulously researched and brilliant tome by the London-based journalist Gitta Sereny, reconsidering the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Joseph M. Papp
I am very satisfied with my purchase. It was exactly as advertised and was shipped immediately. I would recommend this seller to anyone.Published 6 months ago by S. Meyers
Sereny was duped by Speer. Since this book was first published, additional evidence has come to light that Speer knew all to well about what was going on inside the concentration... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Georgia M. Hoffman
An excellent well researched synopsis of Albert Speers life and struggles...Published 8 months ago by D. Moses