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In this classic biography, available for the first time in paperback, Manvell and Fraenkel have drawn on interviews with members of Goering's family, his former associates, his enemies and his servants....

Title : Goering
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ISBN : 9781853676123
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 442 Pages
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Goering Reviews

  • Donovan Rowlands
    2019-06-03 13:25

    Thank God!!!I finally finished this book. Took me too long to finish it. Ok enough about my procrastination. Here's my review.......Goering was a true jackass. Dumb as George W but way more Metro-sexual. So there it is. Goering was the centuries first Metro-sexual. He was very dumb, ignorant and manipulative.

  • Christie
    2019-06-27 16:28

    I'm fascinated with history. I bought this book out of curiosity. I never knew much of Goering. To learn why and how he fell into Hitler's regime was interesting. This book does a great job in detailing how complex Goering was. A self centered man that was obsessed with the finer things in life. I learned how hatred and jealousy were a huge factor behind Hitler and his army. For a history lover, I suggest this book. It was a slow read for me, but well worth it.

  • William Ramsay
    2019-06-07 13:10

    This is a re-issue of a book first published in the sixties. It's a very good account of both the Nazis and the character of this strange man. Unlike most of the thugs of the Third Reich, Goring was polished and intelligent. And he was a true war hero in the first war. The book describes how he fell into the clutches of Adolf and how he ended up one of the most vile criminals of all time. Good book for those, like me, who find this period so strange it's intriguing.

  • Joe Johnson
    2019-06-23 12:06

    This is a very good introductory level biography of Hermann Goering; it was first published in 1962 and utilizes many primary sources. While it remains a valuable character study of Goering as a person and a leader, some of the descriptions of historical events have been overtaken by more recent research.

  • Michael Flanagan
    2019-06-02 08:14

    After all these years this book is still one of the best books on Goering. A look into the world of the Third Reich and one of it's most iconic figures Toga's and all.

  • John
    2019-06-09 11:13

    Outstanding book. One of the best read this year. Detailed and a slow read but worth it. I now know more about Goering than I ever wanted to know.

  • Erik Graff
    2019-06-14 09:01

    This is a pretty good introductory biography of Hermann Goering based, in part, on original interviews.

  • Horatiu
    2019-06-17 09:22

    Personajul era nebun, însă cartea nu reușește să-i contureze portretul pe de-a-ntregul. Și, ce e mai grav e că a reușit sa păcălească atâta lume... Goring, nu cartea. E bună sa fie citită când uitam de pericolul reprezentat de populism.

  • Andrew Scholes
    2019-06-26 09:26

    The content was good. The writing was poor.

  • Anne
    2019-06-05 15:13

    Hermann Goering was an enigmatic man. He adored both of his wives. His first wife Carin was the real love of his life and when she died, he built a magnificent mansion called Carinhall to honour her. His second wife, Emmy, gave him his only child, his daughter who was the apple of his eye. Yet his ruthless ambition and desire for riches made him second in command to one of the most ruthless men in History, Adolf Hitler. Goering was a was hero from WWI, and when Hitler came to power, he rose in the ranks of th Nazi party until he was the Reichfuehrer the highest in command and many believe, the instigator of Hitler's policies. His greed was monumental, and Carinhall was full of paintings, art and jewelry stolen and confiscated from wealthy Jews and Germans who did not support Hitler. When he was finally arrested, rather than have anyone have his beloved Carinhall, he loaded up all the valuables and paintings which were hidden, and then blew up and burned his mansion. He was tried for war crimes in the Nuremburg trials where he did everything to make people believe he was innocent and "Just followin orders." Rather than face his death by hanging, he managed to bribe a still unknown person who slipped him a poison pill which he took the night before the sentence was to be carried out. Fascinating read.

  • Shane
    2019-06-21 15:30

    Goering has subsequently become a figure of ridicule and scorn, and this book makes clear that would have horrified him if he'd known. It's almost possible to feel an element of pity for Goering. Almost. He was a proud, vain, egotistical character that craved money, prestige and influence. The fact that the Nazi party could give that to him was probably the main thing that attracted him to them. But he also really just wanted to live out a peaceful life, and wasn't quite the warmonger that Hitler would have expected from his party members.I get the distinct feeling that he wasn't a true anti-Semite, rather he was willing to be one because that was what was expected of him from the party. He seemed utterly unable to stand up to Hitler in any meaningful way, preferring to simply tell Hitler whatever he knew he wanted to hear, regardless of whether what he was saying was impossible or not.He could clearly be utterly ruthless and apparently unfeeling when needed, but he could also help Jews if he had a personal connection to them. He was more complex than I had thought going into this book; he was also more intelligent than I had given him credit for. This is an interesting book and one I would recommend to anyone interested in WW2.

  • Jeff
    2019-05-27 12:21

    This book was a fascinating look at Goering. I would recommend reading William Shirer's "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich" as the ultimate book on Nazi Germany. However, having read that one, all of Manvell's books are excellent supplements that provide a more intimate/personal look at individuals within the Reich. The only reason this book got a 3, versus a 4 or 5, is really, how likable can a book about the Nazis be?

  • Elisabeth S. Gilliland
    2019-05-27 15:12

    Try uselrssThis book is nigh end useless to any serious schoolers studying the Third Reich. It moves constantly back and forth throughout Goering's life with little or no application of time. Instead, the author goes after one thread and another through Goering's substantive live and then returns to another subject in an inchoate manner. Whilst giving you a good idea of formation of Goering's character, it has no real coherence.

  • Patricia D Downes
    2019-06-14 15:16

    Nothing NewNothing that hasn't been written before. An evil man with a personal agenda that ruined the lives of millions. No new insights about Goering, Hitler or the rest of their colleagues.

  • Jeffrey
    2019-05-29 10:03

    Tragic tale of Herman Goering. His rise to power and fall from grace. A good read.

  • Linda Edwards
    2019-06-23 15:06

    William said it all, very detailed. I found this book very informative on the physiology of the war criminals. The mix of personalities was just amazing to me.