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Hitler's Niece

Ron Hansen

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ISBN 10: 0786223057 / ISBN 13: 9780786223053
Published by Thorndike Pr, 2000
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: Hitler's Niece

Publisher: Thorndike Pr

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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Describes the disturbing relationship between Adolf Hitler and his niece Geli Raubal, whose affair with Hitler ended in her untimely and unexplained death at the age of twenty-three.

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?An act of sustained speculation about a small, horrifying domestic drama that took place while a much larger evil was unfolding; Hansen's achievement is to vividly portray one as a symptom of the other. . . . Because of its mixture of historical detail and psychological nuance it rings true.? --"The New Yorker?["Hitler's Niece] invites us to consider Hitler in a new light . . . Hansen succeeds in conjuring Hitler as he probably was.?--"New York Times Book Review?A daunting feat, an accomplished writer testing his faith by looking evil directly in the eye.?--"Chicago Tribune?Hansen's fictional tour de force.? --"Time?Hansen has researched not only the case itself but its political and social background in meticulous detail. All this Hansen evokes as well as I've ever seen it done, with a wealth of vivid local detail that carries complete conviction.?--"Los Angeles Times Book Review?Ambitious, provocative . . . the confluence of historical event and personal destiny becomes mesmerizing.?--"Publishers Weekly?Scrupulously researched. Hansen's informed interpretation of events makes convincing, if melancholy, reading.?--"The Boston Sunday Globe?A carefully crafted and distinctly macabre work of fiction.?--"Village Voice?A novel that reads like history.?--"The Austin American-Statesman?Hansen has written a convincing novel that is provocative, disturbing and illuminating.?--"Raleigh News & Observer?Hansen is a fearless storyteller. . . . [He] creates a savagely human portrait of Hitler. . . . ["Hitler's Niece] reads, like all good books, as a vehicle for the writer's obsession'an intelligent, haunting, and oddly devotional exploration of the unimaginable'-Hitler in love.?--"BookForum?Abrilliant, chilling account.?--"Entertainment Weekly?Riveting . . . Hansen's insightful, brilliantly interpretative, and frightening novel does more to illuminate the welter of evil the fueled Hitler than a dozen biographies.?--"Booklist"

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