- Full saga of his remarkable biography with photographs from other captured Nazi pictorial sources
- Anecdotes from first-person memoirs, reports, diaries and autobiographies help identify a fascinating if brutal human saga
- Superbly illustrated with many rare and unpublished photographs from Herman Goering’s personal albums reveal his life story as never before
In March 1935, Goering unveiled to the world his ‘black’ secret German Air Force, the dreaded and mighty Luftwaffe. That April, he married his second wife, a popular German stage actress, and in May, solidified Germany’s pre-1939 surprisingly good relations with neighbouring Poland. In March 1936, the Luftwaffe took part in the peaceful occupation of the former French-occupied Rhineland and by the end of the year, Goering was also the recognised economic dictator of the Third Reich heading the Nazi Four-Year Plan.
A state visit to Rome in January 1937 made him a main player regarding the future Reich alliance with Fascist Italy and in November, he hosted Europe’s largest hunting exposition of 50 years at Berlin. Overshadowing all of this, however, was the top-secret Hossbach war conference at which Hitler announced his intention go to war by 1943 in order to seize Russian territory for an expanded German empire in the East. In all of the above, Goering was the main player, second only to Hitler, especially regarding the economy and the dreaded Luftwaffe...
Blaine Taylor is an American author of twenty histories on war, politics, cars, biography, engineering, architecture, medicine, photography and aviation. The well-read historian is a former Vietnam War soldier and military policeman under enemy fire; political and crime newspaper reporter; award-winning medical journalist; international magazine writer; winner of four political campaigns as a press secretary; and a US Congressional aide on Capitol Hill, Washington, in 1991 to 1992.
Dimensions: 248 x 172 mm
Extent: 272 pages
Illustrations: 299 black-and-white photographs