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The Resource The devil's diary : Alfred Rosenberg and the stolen secrets of the Third Reich, Robert K. Wittman and David Kinney

The devil's diary : Alfred Rosenberg and the stolen secrets of the Third Reich, Robert K. Wittman and David Kinney

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The devil's diary : Alfred Rosenberg and the stolen secrets of the Third Reich
Title
The devil's diary
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Alfred Rosenberg and the stolen secrets of the Third Reich
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Robert K. Wittman and David Kinney
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eng
Summary
A groundbreaking World War II narrative wrapped in a riveting detective story, The Devil's Diary investigates the disappearance of a private diary penned by Alfred Rosenberg, Adolf Hitler's "chief philosopher," and mines its long-hidden pages to deliver a fresh, eye-opening account of the Nazi rise to power and the genesis of the Holocaust. An influential figure in Hitler's inner circle from the start, Alfred Rosenberg made his name spreading toxic ideas about the Jews throughout Germany. By the dawn of the Third Reich, he had published a bestselling masterwork that was a touchstone of Nazi thought. Rosenberg's diary--500 pages offering a harrowing glimpse into the mind of the "intellectual high priest of the 'master race'"--Was discovered hidden in a Bavarian castle at war's end. Prosecutors examined it during the Nuremberg war crimes trial, but after Rosenberg was convicted, sentenced, and executed, it mysteriously vanished. Bestselling author Robert K. Wittman, who as an FBI agent and then a private consultant specialized in recovering artifacts of historic significance, first learned of the diary in 2001, when the chief archivist for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum contacted him to say that someone was trying to sell it for more than a million dollars. The phone call set off a decade-long hunt that took them on a twisting path involving a pair of octogenarian secretaries, an eccentric professor, and an opportunistic trash-picker. From the crusading Nuremberg prosecutor who smuggled the diary out of Germany to the man who finally turned it over, everyone had reasons for hiding the truth. Drawing on Rosenberg's entries about his role in the seizure of priceless artwork and the brutal occupation of the Soviet Union, his conversations with Hitler and his endless rivalries with Göring, Goebbels, and Himmler, The Devil's Diary offers vital historical insight of unprecedented scope and intimacy into the innermost workings of the Nazi regime--and the psyche of the man whose radical vision gave rize to the Final Solution.--Adapted from dust jacket
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contains biographical information
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DLC
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Wittman, Robert K
Dewey number
940.53/18092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DD247.R58
LC item number
W58 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
000133887
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Kinney, David
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  • Rosenberg, Alfred
  • Rosenberg, Alfred
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Wittman, Robert K
  • United States
  • United States
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Rosenberg, Alfred
  • Wittman, Robert K
  • United States
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Nazis
  • National socialism
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Germany
  • Soviet Union
  • Political and social views
  • Philosophy
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Friendship
  • Employees
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Employees
  • Friendship
  • National socialism
  • Nazis
  • Philosophy
  • Political and social views
  • Germany
  • Soviet Union
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The devil's diary : Alfred Rosenberg and the stolen secrets of the Third Reich, Robert K. Wittman and David Kinney
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-494) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The vault -- Lost and found: 1949-2013. The crusader ; "Everything gone" ; "To stare into the mind of a dark soul" -- Lives in the balance: 1918-1939. "Stepchildren of fate" ; "The most hated paper in the land!" ; Night descends ; "Rosenberg's path" ; The diary ; "Clever workings and lucky coincidences" ; "The time isn't ripe for me yet" ; Exile in Tuscany ; "I had won over the old Party's heart" ; Escape -- At war: 1939-1946. "The burden of what's to come" ; On the make ; Thieves in Paris ; "Rosenberg, your great hour has now arrived" ; "Special tasks" ; "Our own tragic special destiny" ; Nazis next door ; The Chaostministerium ; "A ruin" ; "Loyal to him to the end."
Control code
ocn934382706
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 513 pages
Isbn
9780062319012
Lccn
2015036609
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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40025926415
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) o934382706
  • (OCoLC)934382706
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The devil's diary : Alfred Rosenberg and the stolen secrets of the Third Reich, Robert K. Wittman and David Kinney
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 485-494) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The vault -- Lost and found: 1949-2013. The crusader ; "Everything gone" ; "To stare into the mind of a dark soul" -- Lives in the balance: 1918-1939. "Stepchildren of fate" ; "The most hated paper in the land!" ; Night descends ; "Rosenberg's path" ; The diary ; "Clever workings and lucky coincidences" ; "The time isn't ripe for me yet" ; Exile in Tuscany ; "I had won over the old Party's heart" ; Escape -- At war: 1939-1946. "The burden of what's to come" ; On the make ; Thieves in Paris ; "Rosenberg, your great hour has now arrived" ; "Special tasks" ; "Our own tragic special destiny" ; Nazis next door ; The Chaostministerium ; "A ruin" ; "Loyal to him to the end."
Control code
ocn934382706
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 513 pages
Isbn
9780062319012
Lccn
2015036609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025926415
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o934382706
  • (OCoLC)934382706

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