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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Taster
An interesting read for those of us with only a fairly basic knowledge of the main female players in Hitler's entourage. If nothing else, it whetted my appetite to read more about Eva and Magda, the latter seeming to have had a particularly varied and interesting life. I would have liked to have read something about Geli Raubal, but despite her very close links with...
Published on 19 April 2009 by E. Smith

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3.0 out of 5 stars Hitler's Women
A pleasant little book, useful as an introduction to some of the many women who surrounded Hitler, but I wondered why a couple of them were included, as they didn't seem to have had all that much to do with him. Marlene Dietrich in particular, didn't care for him and never agreed with his opinions. If you want to study any of them, you're better off with separate,...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Taster, 19 April 2009
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An interesting read for those of us with only a fairly basic knowledge of the main female players in Hitler's entourage. If nothing else, it whetted my appetite to read more about Eva and Magda, the latter seeming to have had a particularly varied and interesting life. I would have liked to have read something about Geli Raubal, but despite her very close links with Hitler and her suspiciously convenient and early death she is absent from this book. Despite her talent, Leni comes across as a bit of a fantasist whose memories can't be taken seriously, as she tries to portray herself as something of an innocent and talks up her anti-Nazi views to an unrealistic extent. That can't be said of Winifred, who sticks by her friend Adolf to her dying days. The writer can be a bit subjective and preaching at times, often reminding us that the Nazis were criminal and did wrong and unpleasant things, as if the reader possibly missed that class in school. All in all, a good enough read, but without the depth that a couple of the subjects deserved. I would have liked to have seen more photos as well. Apparently there's a History Channel series of the book, which could be interesting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More than just the TV version, 31 Jan 2011
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Some potential readers may have seen the TV series (or parts of it) and wonder whether the book adds any detail.

The answer is yes. The book includes many points of detail which the TV episodes did not find the time to mention. Each of the two forms has its merits: the archive film sequences in the TV series have a vividness that the printed word alone cannot match.

While this book is not great literature, it helped me to understand the situation in which these women were placed to a degree that I had not hitherto.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking read, 13 July 2008
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Hitler's Women does widely range in its view points of the warlord from his shunned mistress Eva Braun to the unnamed 'First Lady of the Third Reich' Magda Goebbels.
It is a captivating read yet you must be able to make decisions for yourself, I say this because of comments made by Leni Riefenstahl on her meetings with Der Fuhrer. I throughly enjoyed it and would strongly recommend it to anyone with a interest in Nazi Germany of Hitler.
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5.0 out of 5 stars hitler, 8 April 2011
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This excellent, book translated from the German, supplements the authors previous books-Hitlers henchmen,Hitlers holocaust,Hitlers hitmen and Hitlers children.
The author deals with 6 women who influenced Hitlers life - 1)Eva Braun the mistress 2)Magda Goebbles the devotee 3)Leni Riefenstahl the film director 4)Winifred Wagner the muse 5)Zarah Leander the songstress and 6)Marlene Dietrich the adversary.
Each of the 6 chapters are started with quotes from the woman concerned and quotes about the woman followed by a detailed account of her relationship with Hitler.It would appear that these 6 women considered Hitler a charming companion.
There sre some reasonable pictures in black and white with 3-5 for each woman.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Hitler's Women, 22 Sep 2013
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A pleasant little book, useful as an introduction to some of the many women who surrounded Hitler, but I wondered why a couple of them were included, as they didn't seem to have had all that much to do with him. Marlene Dietrich in particular, didn't care for him and never agreed with his opinions. If you want to study any of them, you're better off with separate, dedicated books.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book., 13 Jan 2012
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It's a book for one or two weekends, depending how fast you read. Quite interesting piece of information, I would recommend it to a friend.
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