Part One Of Two Parts
Speer was an ambitious young architect who caught Hitler's eye. Hitler's grandiose dreams of a greater German empire included architecture on a super-colossal scale, and he saw Speer as his planner.
When the war came, Hitler moved Speer to more immediate tasks and made him Minister of Armaments and War Production. From his vantage point within the inner circle, Speer gives us an intimate assessment of the Nazi elite during the war.
"Not only the most significant personal German account to come out of the war but the most revealing document of the Hitler phenomenon yet written." (The New York Times)
Speer, the Minister of Armaments and War Production under Hitler, the man who had kept Germany armed and the war machine running even after Hitler's mystique had faded, takes a brutally honest look at his role in the war effort, giving readers a complete view of the inside of the Nazi state. Photos & illustrations. (Military History)