Interesting perhaps, but balanced and objective certainly not. Dan Van Der Vat makes it very clear the verdict he would have passed at Nuremburg and book seems to be his justification of his opinions.
The problem is that a lot of his conclusions are drawn on his opinions, rather than evidence which, at least, suggests otherwise. Despite numerous books by Albert Speer himself and others that knew him, friends and foes, much is still uncertain. However, one is left feeling a little uncomfortable with this.
If you have read 'inside the third reich' and 'albert speer-his battle with truth', then you may be in for a dissapointment for this book, although informative and well written does not quite deliver any important revelations that the title suggests. However, if you havent read anything on the subject of speer, this book will serve you well.