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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bender (R.James) Publishing,US (31 Dec 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0912138629
  • ISBN-13: 978-0912138626
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.9 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ms. J. Mcconnell on 18 Nov 2011
I got this book without realizing what a huge impact it would have on everything i had been taught about hitler, auschwitz, and the extent of knowledge of the allied goverments involved.I would recommend everyone to read this and not the fictional accounts with which so called historians and experts have come up with.Muller was not under arrest was not under any duress to say or write anything that was untrue which is unlike rudolph hoss and adolf eichmann. He gave enough evidence to back up all his claims, and thease facts were checked my american inteligence agencys. I urge anyone who wants the real facts to read this before your facts are distorted my authors with their own hidden agenda.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 18 Oct 1997
In this first volume of several, former Gestapo chief, Heinrich Muller, provides a different view of many of the events of World War II in this purported transcript of a U.S Intelligence debriefing recorded in 1948. The original debrief is supposedly some 800,000 words and this book (and following volumes) are Muller's comments regarding some of the more significant events and issues. In Volume I, Muller describes German interception of conversations between Roosevelt and Churchill in which Churchill informs FDR on November 26, 1941 that the Japanese fleet is moving East. The two then discuss the prospects of the U.S. being drawn into the war against Germany if the Japanese are able to force the U.S. into war. Muller also claims that Hitler did not die in the Berlin bunker as most historians believe but escaped to Spain. He also provides vivid descriptions of many of the Nazi personalities and their relationships to Hitler and the Nazi cause. Of particular interest is the description of the Gestapo investigation which took place as a result of the abortive assassination attempt on Hitler in July 1944. Muller also provides his views on the deathcamps and the holocaust. While he does not deny that many warcrimes were committed, he does present a far different picture than what has previously been accepted with few challenges. This is an interesting book by Gregory Douglas, a Christian writer and military editor of the Military Advisor magazine. Although it disputes many official versions of WWII events, it is well documented and takes pains to head off challenges to its authenticity. It's greatest critics will come from those who staunchly defend the accuracy of the holocaust as conventional historians have reported it.Read more ›
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 May 1998
This is an eye opener!
You thought you knew the real history of the Gestapo from high school and college.
Douglas has done a great job forwarding to readers of this text actual transcripts from Muellers interviews that are quite eye opening.
Did Hitler die in his bunker?
What about the dentist and the teeth?
How many people were killed in the Nazi death camps?
Why were htey killed?
Read this book and expand your mind.
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"Gestapo"-Mueller and the American Intelligence Network 9 Feb 2000
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This is one of four books that have appeared since 1995 on the postwar association of former SS-Gruppenfuehrer Heinrich ("Gestapo"-)Mueller with the American Intelligence community. From the outset, it is well worth having by every scholar or educated laymen interested in the last phase of World War II in Europe and its aftermath. The content is, to put it mildly, volatile, or certainly would be in an age less indifferent to such revelations. The public, particularly the academic public, has a right to be skeptical. Recall, after all, what embarrassment was visited upon the British historian, Hugh Trevor-Roper, when seventeen years ago he pronounced the "Hitler Diaries" authentic. Douglas clearly is not impressed with academics. Perhaps rightly so, given the 1983 fiasco. One recalls Hegel's allusion to the "Hofhistoriker," the "court historians," and all of the ramifications of such a designation. Douglas provides photocopies of documents from the US Army and several Intelligence agencies, all of which, were they fakes, might easily have been refuted over four years ago. That has not happened. People are named whose relatives, where the statements made in this volume and those that followed not true, would most certainly have had recourse to litigation. That, apparently, has also not happened. The revelations concerning Mueller should be seen within the wider context of CIA engagement of former Gestapo agents such as Klaus Barbie (a small fish, in comparison to Mueller) as experts in the West's anti-communist efforts, which reached a fever pitch in the late 1940s. It is, of course, a paradox that, while the Army CIC (Counter Intelligence Corps) continued to search for Mueller as a war criminal, the CIA had already recruited him as one of their top agents, moved him to the Washington area (where he entertained in his home the 33rd President of the United States and became a card-carrying member of the Democratic Party), and protected his identity for decades. To be sure, there is much here that will require greater study by scholars. Few will accept the idea that Hitler left the Reichskanzlei with others on April 26th bound for Spain, four days prior to the day on which he is assumed to have committed suicide in the bunker of the Reichskanzlei. The German playwright Rolf Hochhuth and the French writer Pierre Joffroy will be astounded to learn that the SS officer, Kurt Gerstein, according to volume 1 of this series, was the man originally responsible for the mass slaughter of Jews by gassing in Poland, and not quite the "just man" anxious to expose the crimes of others as which he has been described by Joffroy. If there is anything "troubling" about Douglas's volume and those which have followed about "Gestapo"-Mueller in the interim, it is the fact that no compelling counter-evidence has emerged from any quarter in the past four years or more to contest the material contained therein. The silence is, in fact, deafening.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Gestapo Chief gives a different perspective of World War II! 18 Oct 1997
By David J. Moore - Published on Amazon.com
In this first volume of several, former Gestapo chief, Heinrich Muller, provides a different view of many of the events of World War II in this purported transcript of a U.S Intelligence debriefing recorded in 1948. The original debrief is supposedly some 800,000 words and this book (and following volumes) are Muller's comments regarding some of the more significant events and issues. In Volume I, Muller describes German interception of conversations between Roosevelt and Churchill in which Churchill informs FDR on November 26, 1941 that the Japanese fleet is moving East. The two then discuss the prospects of the U.S. being drawn into the war against Germany if the Japanese are able to force the U.S. into war. Muller also claims that Hitler did not die in the Berlin bunker as most historians believe but escaped to Spain. He also provides vivid descriptions of many of the Nazi personalities and their relationships to Hitler and the Nazi cause. Of particular interest is the description of the Gestapo investigation which took place as a result of the abortive assassination attempt on Hitler in July 1944. Muller also provides his views on the deathcamps and the holocaust. While he does not deny that many warcrimes were committed, he does present a far different picture than what has previously been accepted with few challenges. This is an interesting book by Gregory Douglas, a Christian writer and military editor of the Military Advisor magazine. Although it disputes many official versions of WWII events, it is well documented and takes pains to head off challenges to its authenticity. It's greatest critics will come from those who staunchly defend the accuracy of the holocaust as conventional historians have reported it. As with any alternative point-of-view of history, it must be scrutinized and tested and if it stands up to the challenge, then accepted regardless of what has been presented previously. My personal view to its accuracy is that I don't know. However, I am willing to hear the arguments and view evidence pro and con. I am not willing to dismiss it out of hand because I would prefer to seek after the truth rather than merely accepting a socially acceptable position. I am also reminded of a quote that goes something like: "The victors are the ones who write the history of a conflict."
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I've lost sleep over this book 28 Aug 1999
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Can this book be true? Is it a hoax like the HITLER DIARIES? Is it a hoax like Clifford Irvings " Unauthorized Biography of Howard Hughes"? For all our sakes it better damn well be. What scares me is that I cannot refute a page of it. It is either the most shocking story to come out of WWII or the best fairy tale ever written. No wonder the first edition is out of print. If this book is true then Mr Douglas should get a Pulitzer, if a hoax , he should be applauded for writing the best hoax of the 20th century. However in my heart I fear every word is true. It will take a smarter person than me to refute the allegations in this book.
14 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Worth reading for the annotations alone! 17 April 2003
By Glenn Gates - Published on Amazon.com
While the authenticity of Mr. Douglas' material pertaining to Muller may still be out to question, all three volumes in this series are none the less thoroughly enjoyable reading.
The profuse annotations (about 50% of the material presented) provide a wealth of information for any enthusiast short of the true scholar.
For his own part, Mr. Douglas writes in a style that is smooth, lucid, and comprehensible, affording the reader that sort of relaxed flow that is rarely found in non-narratives.
Irrespective of whether the Muller claims are specious or truly authentic, I found these works to be fascinating and would highly recommend them to all.
15 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Still Searching Through the Dust of the 20th Century 17 Nov 2003
By Dr. Victor S. Alpher - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is one of a series of four volumes published to date about the former head of internal security for the Third Reich: Heinrich Müller. The writer is a nonacademic historian by reputation, possibly a journalist by profession. Mr. Douglas relies on material not generally available, some available through the Freedom of Information Act or FOIA, one of the legacies of the Watergate Scandal of the 1970s. Much of the material are translations--and the reader must rely on them. In addition, we find a man here, born in 1900 (THAT appears noncontroversial). He began his career as a policeman in Bavaria, yet rose to the highest position of authority in the Gestapo (Geheimstaatspolizei) or Internal Reich Security in the Third Reich.
Those appear to be undisputed facts. However, what happened to Heinrich Müller after the War is a matter of conjecture. Following the narrative established by Douglas, General Müller's post-war career is nothing short of remarkable, and worthy of an extremely intelligent, worldly, and clever man. Some have attempted to discredit the works as simply inconsistent for a man who previously appeared unremarkable. I would suggest to the reader, however, that a 45 year old man, sprung at the end of a lifetime of wars, uncertainty, and rise to great power, might just be on the threshold of capitalizing on a lifetime of observation and learning from the great masters of deception, megalomania, and conversion of disgrace to respectability (on their terms), public admiration, and generation of fear. These are, I suggest, the qualities upon which General Müller may have been prepared to initiate a postwar career, one born of the boredom of 3 years lived in obscurity, and the OSS-CIAs need for a crash-course in anti-communist networking, knowledge of operatives, and ability to guide those privy to the coming new world order of the last half of the 20th century. This, according to the material presented, and the brief commentaries from Mr. Douglas, is exactly the bold move that General Müller sought to commence.
While I will not claim to be an historical expert, I do find the presentation credible from a life-history perspective, and one of the development of personal identity across the life span. Heinrich Müller, above any others alive toward the end of World War II, was in a position to prepare himself for a productive post-war life. He aspired to greater power, self-presentation of worldly knowledge and character, and was in a position to work for the most congenial authority that would set him up in a protected and powerful place of influence.
That place may just have been the United States. The interviews ring authentically of a man of his origins and stealthy rise under Himmler and Heidrich. He only joined the Party quite late in his career with the SS. This book, and others in the series, should serve as an object lesson for anyone who believes that we do NOT really know what happened at the end of the War, following Eisenhower's halt at the Elbe (see Udo Pfleghar's fascinating book on that subject, "Brückenkopf Zerbst", Anhaltische Verlagsgesellschaft mbH Dessau, 1998).
Under the methods of administration of the Freedom of Information Act (the exceptions should be read by every American!) and the Nazi War Crimes Disclosure Act, we may never know in great detail the activities of Müller, who was dropped from the search for Nazi War Criminals sought internationally in 1960. Yes, 1960. Were General Müller still alive, he would be 103. Those who knew him will be protected because of that contact in perpetuity as will their confidants, informants, and families. Having myself seen official copies of many of the documents presented here, we can only hope that for the sake of history and freedom, that the trail is followed by able truth-seekers. That these books of Mr. Douglas seem unchallenged by credible sources, I suggest they should be reprinted, and thereby become more widely available as in the manner of Professor Richard J. Evans' critique of David Irving's "outside of academia" works in the book "Lying About Hitler" (Basic Books paperback, 2001). Herr Müller is as interesting a figure to come out of the Third Reich as any whose lives have been examined with penetrating questions about the limits of human motivation.
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