Meet an Adolf Hitler you never knew in the pages of this truly extraordinary book . . .
Wilhelm Kriessmann and Carolyn Yeager, working as a team, translated sections from the German Ein Anderer Hitler (“Another Hitler”), the memoir of architect Hermann Giesler . . . and the result has become this volume which they titled The Artist Within The Warlord—An Adolf Hitler You’ve Never Known This is not the usual copy-cat “history” by another “historian” who tries to find some angle to make his or her book stand out from the hundreds of other books already on the shelves about the most misunderstood man in history.
This book is genuinely unique—taken from the account given by an intimate of Adolf Hitler who was privileged to enjoy many private talks with him during the time of some of the most momentous events of contemporary world history. Munich architect Hermann Giesler became from 1938 on not only Hitler’s favored architect for the renovation of Munich and Linz, but also an agreeable confidant to whom the Supreme Commander felt comfortable unburdening himself as they spent many hours together drafting city-wide building ideas. Hitler’s artist nature needed such a creative outlet, leading Giesler to become a more frequent guest at the Berghof and the two secret military headquarters Wolfsschanze and Werwolf for this very purpose. You will gain insight into how the artist and humanist in Hitler revealed itself i n his character and his world view (Weltanschauung).
Of Giesler’s book, Arno Breker, the great sculptor who also knew Hitler very well, wrote that it was “by far the most essential, most true and realistic reporting that has been written about the tragedy of that epoch.” Gerard Menuhin—son of famed Jewish-American violinist Yehudi Menuhin and the author of Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil —called Giesler’s book “wonderful” and “one of the main books to read about Hitler” in July 2017. That Giesler had so much trouble finding a publisher for his book tells the true tale of the value of this volume.
Surely, there has been no offering like this one, in English, of a more authentic Adolf Hitler. Now you have available the sections of Hermann Giesler’s memoir dealing with the Fuehrer in a well organized, easy to follow format, featuring a generous number of illustrations and helpful commentary from the translators. It’s a book you will treasure. Softcover, 244 pages, #796.