Review from previous edition: "Both as a biography of the man and an analysis of the role of the SS in Nazi Germany, Longerich's book is unlikely to be surpassed for a long time" --Neue Zurcher Zeitung
"Longerich manages to combine the story of Himmler's personal life and political career with the wider institutional context in a unique way, and in doing so provides a startling insight into the broader history of the Nazi dictatorship" --Der Neue Tag, 23.09.2010
"A comprehensive biography." --Macleans
About the Author
is Professor of Modern German History at Royal Holloway University of London and founder of the College's Holocaust Research Centre. He has published widely on the history of Nazi Germany and the Holocaust, including Holocaust: The Nazi Murder and Persecution of the Jews
, also published by Oxford University Press, which is widely recognized as the standard account of the Nazi machinery of mass murder and the steps by which it unfolded.