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Hitler's Piano Player: The Rise and Fall of Ernst Hanfstaengl

Author: Conradi, Peter J.
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Pub Date: 23/02/2006
Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
ISBN: 9780715635285
Availability: Out of Stock
Quick overview Ernst Hanfstaengl was court jester, pianist, and foreign press chief for Hitler, he even claimed to have devised the chant of Sieg Heil, but when the two men fell out he fled to Britain. This book recounts his remarkable life, through declassified documents, interviews with his family members, and writing by himself.
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Ernst Hanfstaengl was court jester, pianist, and foreign press chief for Hitler, he even claimed to have devised the chant of Sieg Heil, but when the two men fell out he fled to Britain, where he was interned and transferred to America. There he worked as the star of Roosevelt's 'S-Project,' informing on 400 leading Nazis and creating a detailed psychological portrait of Hitler. Through newly declassified documents, interviews with surviving family members and original writing by Hanfstaengl himself, Peter J. Conradi recounts a remarkable life.

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