HERMANN GORING HITLER'S PALADIIN OR PUPPET?
Translated by Helmut Bogler
286 pages, 25 photographs
This comprehensive and deeply researched biography charts Goring's colourful career, which grew out of a luxurious upbringing and successful education to early achievements in the 1914-18 conflict, first as an infantry officer and Iron Cross winner, then to a fighter pilot, successor to von Richthofen, and the award of the Pour le Merti. The story tells how Goring readily shared in the progress of the Reich, accepting power and delighting in the prestige but, as Hitler's true policies showed through, and as the war turned against Germany, how he became disenchanted with the quest, and hid away in unbelievable luxury while the Nazi dream expired.