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    DescriptionHermann Goering was Hitler's most loyal supporter, his designated successor and the second most powerful man in the Third Reich. One of the main architects of the Nazi regime, he was also instrumental in the creation of the Gestapo and directly ordered the Final Solution. But who was the man behind the carefully-constructed mask? Self-indulgent and ruthless, sybaritic and brutal, egotistical yet capable of self-effacement, weak-willed yet fiercely calculating, Goering was a contradictory, complex and often bufoonish character. He styled himself as the 'Iron Man' but was known to wear togas, fur coats and faux-medieval hunting outfits. A brilliant World War I fighter pilot, military leader and mercurial Luftwaffe commander, he also loved the opera and took a perverse pride in his ill-gotten, infamous art collection. In this classic biography, Richard Overy takes the reader on a chilling journey into the heart of Hitler's inner circle. He illuminates the many facets of Goering's personality and charts his story from his golden days as Hitler's most trusted commander to his failures and loss of power after the Battle of Britain, his sensational trial at Nuremberg and his ignominious death by suicide on the eve of his execution.


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    Title
    Goering
    Subtitle
    Hitler's Iron Knight
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Overy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 328
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848859326
    ISBN 10: 1848859325
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, JPQ, HBJD
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    DC22: B
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GERMNY, CHRN/1940
    DC22: 943.086092
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 19
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000, HIS027100
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A14204063, A15203033
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
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    BIC subject category V2: 1DFG
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    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000
    BISAC region code: 1.3.2.0.0.0.0
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DD247.G67 O93 2012
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, NHD, JPQ
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New
    Illustrations note
    20 bw in 16pp plates
    Publisher
    I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
    Imprint name
    I.B.Tauris
    Publication date
    31 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Richard Overy's award-winning writing on the history of World War II and the Third Reich has been praised as, "highly effective in the ruthless dispelling of myths" (A. J. P. Taylor), "original and important" (New York Review of Books) and "at the cutting edge" (Times Literary Supplement). Professor of Modern History for ten years at Kings College, London, Overy is also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Fellow of the British Academy and Fellow of King's College. In 2001 he was awarded the Samuel Elliot Morrison Prize of the Society for Military History for his contribution to the history of warfare and in 2004 The Wolfson History Prize for his book 'The Dictators'.
    Review quote
    "'The richest book on the whole subject that I have read for a long time' (Norman Stone in the Sunday Times) 'a closely argued and detailed analysis providing a new and proper insight into an evil and inefficient war machine' (The Economist)"