Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

I Saw Hitler! Hardcover – 1932


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$600.00
Paperback
"Please retry"

Spring Books
The Big Books of Spring
See our editors' picks for the books you'll want to read this season, from blockbusters and biographies to new fiction and children's books.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, incorporated (1932)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0006ALOL8
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,494,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By John H. VINE VOICE on February 25, 2007
Format: Hardcover
'5-stars' as a historical artifact and time capsule, and not as a piece of writing. Dorothy, an unusual woman for her time, obviously set out on a diatribe against the 'Fuehrer' and the NSDAP, and that is what this is. Most interestingly of all is that this 'interview' and book, -- she does not even document all of the interview as any mediocre reporter or journalist would -- were published in 1932, before Hitler's actual accession to power in 1933.

'For seven years I have been trying to see Adolph Hitler.... In personal intercourse, he is shy, almost embarrassed.' It is no great surprise that the NSDAP did not place Thompson as a very worthwhile priority on the busy man's time.

'I was a little nervous. I considered taking smelling salts.'

'And yet, he is not without a certain charm .... There is something irritatingly refined about him.'

The many photos and captions at the back make the book more worthwhile: several early Hitler photos including one holding a child, assassinated Communist Eisner, Gottfried Feder, a 'Proclamation to All Germans' with Hitler and Ludendorff's names on it, assassinated Mathias Erzberger and Walther Rathenau, a photo of 'ring-daggers' as worn by the SA, a death photo of Gustav Stresemann, protesters of the JUDENPRESSE [Jewish press], Hjalmer Schacht, Captain Goering and Captain Strasser, and a bizarre 'provincial wax-works' statue of Hitler (which must have been around in 1932, but where?).

'In the streets Hitler's most formidable opponents are the communist.' Viewing in hindsight, Thompson actually makes a point she never intended.

Highly recommended for all readers of WWII history.
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again