Eva Braun

Eva Braun

Life With Hitler

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Random House, Inc.
From one of Germany’s leading young historians, the first comprehensive biography of Eva Braun, Hitler’s devoted mistress, finally wife, and the hidden First Lady of the Third Reich.
In this groundbreaking biography of Eva Braun, German historian Heike Görtemaker reveals Hitler’s mistress as more than just a vapid blonde whose concerns never extended beyond her vanity table. Twenty-three years his junior, Braun first met Hitler when she took a position as an assistant to his personal photographer. Capricious, but uncompromising and fiercely loyal—she married Hitler two days before committing suicide with him in Berlin in 1945—her identity was kept secret by the Third Reich until the final days of the war. Through exhaustive research, newly discovered documentation, and anecdotal accounts, Görtemaker turns preconceptions about Eva Braun and Hitler on their head, and builds a portrait of the little-known Hitler far from the public eye.

Baker & Taylor
A comprehensive portrait of Hitler's long-time mistress discusses the bourgeois existence she shared with him out of the public eye, her role as his trusted confidante, and their double suicide two days after their marriage.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780307742605
Branch Call Number: BIO Braun, E 2011
Characteristics: 324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Eva Braun. English


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Dec 23, 2017

An acquaintance of Eva Braun once said she will prove a disappointment to readers of history -- and the writers of history, as well. She was no Lola Montez or Madame de Pompadour, but a completely average lower middle class woman who attached herself emotionally and financially to an older man early in their relationship, and never let go. Brainy, she wasn't, and though Hitler kept her in the background (he was supposed to be giving up all for the cause of the German people and National Socialism) he seems to have found comfort in her undemanding company, and they had sincere feelings for one another. This book is more interesting for its portrayal of the private army of friends and hangers on to the Fuehrer, which included Albert Speer, Leni Riefenstahl, and others.

sharonb122 Jul 14, 2014

Hard to know what to say about this book. It did not seem like a biography of Eva. Of course it did tell about her some, but mostly said other people's opinions that contradicted each other. On the other hand, I learned quite a bit about Hitler and the people close to him. Since I don't know all that much about the details of WWII, it was a bit hard to follow and all of of the German! Hitler: an evil little man who ended up a pathetic evil little man.

May 12, 2012

Interesting book of Hitler's mistress and the life they shared together. Lots of candid photos as well. Well written and organized. Once I picked it up, it really drew me in.

afemalespecies Feb 19, 2012

This is a history book which seems to revolve around Hitler and the events that took place during his rule and leading up to his rule. I feel it is unjust to title the book Eva Braun. I felt the author gave barely any insight as to who Eva Braun is and the role she played during this world turmoil.

TERRI Z HISEL Dec 06, 2011

This work purports to illuminate Ms. Braun's role as Hitler's mistress, and to further define her as an individual. It does neither. Historical research is suspect, as most key historical figures of the Nazi era-those who knew Ms. Braun "best" were anxious to distance themselves from her and her paramour. What titrates out, then, is speculation-tiresome-and a portrait of a woman who ultimately is infamous from making bad choices. Nothing more than a Nazi "moll". Ms. Gortemaker's lack of clarity on Ms. Braun's knowledge of, and support of, Nazi programs is suspect as well.

sjmitra Nov 09, 2011

More informative and objective than Angela Lambert's biography of Eva Braun. No startling new information revealed but the retelling is still interesting.


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