Part of the Phoenix 'Eyewitness to History' Promotion A document of unique importance by Hitler's right-hand man Gives a superb insight into the workings of the Nazi machine and the squabbling, incompetence and dictatorial inefficiency that ultimately ruined the German war effort 'By far the most revealing and interesting book to come from the Nazi side about the Second World War' Daily Express.
Albert Speer was unique in the Third Reich. An intellectual architect, he was befriended by Hitler in 1933 and for the next 12 years they maintained one of the most powerful and extraordinary relationships in the Nazi hierarchy. In 1942 Speer was appointed Armaments Minister and became second only to Hitler himself as a power on the home front. But in 1945, Speer defied Hitler's scorched earth policy and began to plan his assassination. At Nuremberg he was sentenced to 20 years in prison.