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The War Path: Hitler's Germany 1933-1939
The War Path Hitler's Germany 1933-1939
Author: David Irving
From the back cover: — "This British former naval officer, journalist and historian has done the seemingly impossible. Rejecting much of the old, tired material, he devoted a decade to searching out new sources - diaries and documents never available before - and the result is the best account yet of how 1939-1945 looked through Adolf Hitler's e...  more »
ISBN: 469041
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 354
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Publisher: The Viking Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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I did not finish this book - and it is not the first David Irving book I did not finish.

I discarded "Churchill's War" after only a few pages. Churchill is one of my heroes, and I could see right off that Irving's goal was a hatchet job. I lasted about twenty pages into "The Trail of the Fox", a Rommel biography; just didn't like the tone of the book.

The back cover of this book describes Irving as a "journalist, historian" and I've come to believe he is more interested in sensationalism or some sort of new slant than he is in actual documented facts. I did read the first 91 pages of this book before I quit, so there is less scandal-mongering in it than in some of his other work. I discarded it because there is too much later and better-documented work on the same subject.

Add to this the fact that Irving seems to have become in later life rather a Holocaust denier, which accounts for his loss of popularity and the fact that some of his books have become relatively rare.