Eva Braun: Life With Hitler
by Heike B. Gortemaker
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Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf; A Borzoi Book
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 324 pp., illus., biblio., index; 25 cm. First published, 2010, under title: Eva Braun: Leben mit Hitler. Translated from the German. Tight, clean copy. Dust jacket, with a small corner crease/back flap, protected in a mylar book cover. "In this groundbreaking biography, German historian Heike B. Gortemaker delves into the startlingly neglected historical truth about Adolf Hitler's mistress. More than just the vapid blonde of popular cliche, Eva Braun was a capricious but uncompromising, fiercely loyal companion to Hitler; theirs was a relationship that flew in the face of the Fuhrer's proclamations that Germany was his only bride. Gortemaker paints a portrait of Hitler and Braun's life together with unnerving quotidian detail, while weaving their personal relationship throughout the fabric of one of history's most devastating regimes. Though Braun gradually gained an unrivaled power within Hitler's inner circle, her identity was kept a secret until the final days of the war. Faithful to the end, Braun committed suicide with Hitler in 1945, two days after their marriage. Through exhaustive research and newly discovered documentation, Gortemaker has meticulously built a surprising portrait of Hitler's existence outside of the public eye: Braun was privy to his thoughts, ruled life within his entourage, and held his trust."-Publisher.