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5.0 out of 5 stars
Highly recommended, 1 Dec 2011
I bought this being a fan of the work of Robert Harris, and when it arrived was amazed that it was as thick as a standard paperback novel. I wondered that surely there wasn't that much to say about the Hitler diaries? Indeed there is, and Harris' book reads like a thriller and covers the entire story and back-stories of the main players and events.
Harris has written this very well. It's very accessible and quick to read, but is still well researched and thorough. This book should be good for readers interested in the Second World War and/or the work of Robert Harris. It should also be good for people who have heard of the whole Hitler diaries scandal, but know no more beyond the headlines. With a story that involved many players including politicians, journalists, forgers and even former generals of the Army, it is oddly quite a gripping read, even if we know how it turned out.