Albert Speer, Minister of Armaments and chief architect of Nazi Germany, repeatedly insisted he knew nothing of the genocidal crimes of Hitler’s Third Reich.
In this revealing new biography, author Martin Kitchen disputes Speer’s lifelong assertions of ignorance and innocence, portraying a far darker figure who was deeply implicated in the appalling crimes committed by the regime he served so well.
This is the first truly serious accounting of Albert Speer, his beliefs, and his actions during one of the darkest epochs in modern history.
"A devastating portrait of an empty, narcissistic and compulsively ambitious personality." — Wall Street Journal
"The author ably portrays a hollow, cold, bourgeois man totally lacking in morals or scruples — exactly the type that made National Socialism possible and could do so again." - Kirkus Reviews