Insightful and revealing biography of Adolf Hitler's long-term lover.
How did a 19 year-old, middle-class, Catholic girl from Munich become Hitler's mistress and what kept him faithful until the end of their lives? Was her appeal sexual, domestic, political -- or did he really love her?
This biography of Eva Braun is the first in English for 40 years. Angela Lambert has dug deep into Eva's background and brought into sharp focus a fascinating and unexpected relationship, hitherto neglected by male historians.
There are more than 700 biographies of Hitler, yet this is the first thorough study of Eva Braun, his secret mistress. Using never before seen family papers and interviews with her surviving cousin, this book will cause a considerable stir.
Illustrated throughout with little-known black and white photographs of life at the Berghof, it sheds new light on the man, the woman and the past.
“Lambert combines her knowledge of culture...with her novelist's sensibility to drive to the heart of this dark and unpalatable puzzle”