Eva Braun: life with Hitler

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From one of Germany's leading young historians, the first comprehensive biography of Eva Braun, Hitler's devoted mistress, finally wife, and the hidden First Lady of the Third Reich.
 
In this groundbreaking biography of Eva Braun, German historian Heike Görtemaker reveals Hitler's mistress as more than just a vapid blonde whose concerns never extended beyond her vanity table. Twenty-three years his junior, Braun first met Hitler when she took a position as an assistant to his personal photographer. Capricious, but uncompromising and fiercely loyal'she married Hitler two days before committing suicide with him in Berlin in 1945'her identity was kept secret by the Third Reich until the final days of the war. Through exhaustive research, newly discovered documentation, and anecdotal accounts, Görtemaker turns preconceptions about Eva Braun and Hitler on their head, and builds a portrait of the little-known Hitler far from the public eye.
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display_descriptionIn this groundbreaking biography, German historian Heike B. Görtemaker delves into the startlingly neglected historical truth about Adolf Hitler's mistress. More than just the vapid blonde of popular cliché, Eva Braun was a capricious but uncompromising, fiercely loyal companion to Hitler; theirs was a relationship that flew in the face of the Führer's proclamations that Germany was his only bride. Görtemaker paints a portrait of Hitler and Braun's life together with unnerving quotidian detail, while weaving their personal relationship throughout the fabric of one of history's most devastating regimes. Though Braun gradually gained an unrivaled power within Hitler's inner circle, her identity was kept a secret until the final days of the war. Faithful to the end, Braun committed suicide with Hitler in 1945, two days after their marriage. Through exhaustive research and newly discovered documentation, Görtemaker has meticulously built a surprising portrait of Hitler's existence outside of the public eye: Braun was privy to his thoughts, ruled life within his entourage, and held his trust.--From publisher description.
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subject_facetBraun, Eva
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Biography
Hitler, Adolf, -- 1889-1945 -- Family
Hitler, Adolf, -- 1889-1945 -- Friends and associates
Mistresses -- Germany -- Biography
Spouses of heads of state -- Germany -- Biography
Women -- Germany -- Biography
title_displayEva Braun : life with Hitler
title_fullEva Braun : life with Hitler / by Heike B. Görtemaker ; translated from the German by Damion Searls
Eva Braun : life with Hitler [electronic resource] Görtemaker, Heike B., 1964-
Eva Braun Life with Hitler
title_shortEva Braun
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Braun, Eva
Family
Friends and associates
History
Hitler, Adolf
Mistresses
Nonfiction
Politics
Spouses of heads of state
Women