I received a prerelease e-copy of this book through NetGalley (publication date October 14, 2014) with the expectation that I will post a review on their site and others (my blog, Goodreads, Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn, Twitter, Amazon, etc.).
I requested this book as I have an interest in World War II and the leading characters in the conflict (regardless of which side they were on). This is the first book by Peter Longerich that I have read.
I found this book to be well written and researched. The author’s style makes this an easy and engrossing read. While the subject matter can be distrubing at times, he paints a very complete picture of Josef Goebbels that creates an understanding of how he can to be the mouthpiece of the Third Reich and at the end the most devoted of Adolph Hitler’s followers.
Goebbels left exhaustive diaries that the author made excellent use of in getting into the head of the subject.
I recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in gainging a better understanding of one of the leaders who contributed to one of the darkest periods in our world’s history.