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  1. Mrs Adolf Hitler: The Eva Braun Photograph Albums 1912-45
    Mrs Adolf Hitler: The Eva Braun Photograph Albums 1912-45
    Mrs Adolf Hitler: The Eva Braun Photograph Albums 1912-45
    Mrs Adolf Hitler: The Eva Braun Photograph Albums 1912-45
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  2. Mrs Adolf Hitler: The Eva Braun Photograph Albums 1912-45

    [1907677437]
    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (5 reviews)
    Price R753.00

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The year 2012 marks the centenary of Eva Braun's birth. This is the strange-but-true saga of her life, richly illustrated from her own personal photograph albums, as well as from other captured German archives. She married German dictator Adolf Hitler but 36 hours before their joint suicides in Berlin on April 30 1945, in the last week of the Second World War in Europe. This exciting pictorial biography tells the full story of a Catholic convent-bred young woman - not only as the secret mistress, as many historians have painted her since her voluntary death at age 33 - but also as Hitler's lawfully wedded wife, even though she is still largely referred to today by her maiden name. They met at a Munich photography shop in 1929 when she was but 17, and he was already 40. The true nature of their long relationship is fully explained in detail for the very first time: she was heterosexual and he bisexual, but the author concludes Eva most likely remained a virgin until the day she died. Although many reports after the war claimed that he shot himself and that she took poison, the official Russian autopsy of their partially-burnt bodies asserted that both died by cyanide capsules, despite the postwar testimony of all Hitler's closest aides, lending even their deaths an air of mystery. Who was she, really? The answers are here. This fascinating, gripping, and tragic story of a pretty, well-liked, middle-class shop girl is of a life mainly lived in the iron shadow of history. In death Eva Braun Hitler became - and remains today, a hundred years after her birth - one of the most famous women in all of world history, alongside such female luminaries as Joan of Arc, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Princess Diana. Eva has been a figure shrouded in controversy, misinformation, myth, and legend, until now. At long last the veil is lifted, with over 300 photographs providing an extensive collection of imagery, including a number of contemporary color shots. Eva Braun had a lifelong passion for photography - her close friends nicknamed her the 'Rolleiflex girl' after a camera model - and this is reflected in the array of imagery featured in this groundbreaking book.

Specifications

Country
USA
Author
Blaine Taylor
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9781907677434
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
1907677437
Label
Helion and Company
Manufacturer
Helion and Company
MPN
c 750 b/w & 86 colour photos
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
208
PartNumber
c 750 b/w & 86 colour photos
PublicationDate
2013-06-19
Publisher
Helion and Company
ReleaseDate
2013-06-19
Studio
Helion and Company
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

I was really looking forward to receiving this since Eva Braun was such an avid photographer and it has been widely reported that there are many photos in the National Archives which have not been heretofore released publicly.

The book turns out to be dominated by the exposition of the author's rather idiosyncratic views towards his subject. The photographic reproductions are small by comparison and are of poor quality. This is definitely not what I was expecting for a pricey, over-sized hardcover book.

It was kind of a letdown for someone interested in learning more about Eva Braun's photographic collection. I recommend Angela Lambert's biography for those interested readers wanting to read a well-researched study of Ms. Braun's life.
First, it took three (3) months for this book to arrive.

The books overall book physical quality is good however, it's layout, photos and context leave much to be desired. Most of the photos are not new and the quality of the photos are poor (grainy/fuzzy). Additionally, the way the author formatted the book is very odd and unappealing. For example, you'll have a series of about 10 pages of small grainy photos with minimal text, then a series of about 10 pages of brief paragraphs. I have a vast collection of books from the WWII and Nazi era and I'm not sure why this book is laid out this way.

Overall, considering the price, slow delivery and lack of quality I am very disappointed in this purchase. Look elsewhere, this one is certainly not worth it.
After waiting several years for this book to become available, I was immensely disappointed, as was my wife. Where we had anticipated an historical collection of Eva Braun's photographs, we found instead what appears in my opinion to be more like an illustrated monologue.

The images are interesting and many are new to me, and this is why I did not assign a minimum rating. But most are rather small.

'Not at all what was expected...
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