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Hitler's Niece A Novel (Paperback)

Author:  Ron Hansen
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0060932201
ISBN-13: 9780060932206
Sku: 30612187
Publish Date: 9/1/2000
Pages:  320
Age Range:  NA
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A new historical novel lays bare the disturbing relationship between Adolf Hitler and his niece Geli Raubal, a much-younger woman whose affair with Der Fnhrur ended in her untimely and unexplained death at the tender age of twenty-three. Reprint. 80,000 first printing. *Author: Hansen, Ron *Subtitle: A Novel *Publication Date: 2000/09/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.75
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Hitler's Niece tells the story of the intense and disturbing relationship between Adolf Hitler and the daughter of his only half-sister, Angela, a drama that evolves against the backdrop of Hitler's rise to prominence and power from particularly inauspicious beginnings. The story follows Geli from her birth in Linz, Austria, through the years in Berchtesgaden and Munich, to her tragic death in 1932 in Hitler's apartment in Munich. Through the eyes of a favorite niece who has been all but lost to history, we see the frightening rise in prestige and political power of a vain, vulgar, sinister man who thrived on cruelty and hate and would stop at nothing to keep the horror of his inner life hidden from the world.A new historical novel lays bare the disturbing relationship between Adolf Hitler and his niece Geli Raubal, a much-younger woman whose affair with Der Fnhrur ended in her untimely and unexplained death at the tender age of twenty-three. Reprint. 80,000 first printing.Hitler's Niece tells the story of the intense and disturbing relationship between Adolf Hitler and the daughter of his only half-sister, Angela, a drama that evolves against the backdrop of Hitler's rise to prominence and power from particularly inauspicious beginnings. The story follows Geli from her birth in Linz, Austria, through the years in Berchtesgaden and Munich, to her tragic death in 1932 in Hitler's apartment in Munich. Through the eyes of a favorite niece who has been all but lost to history, we see the frightening rise in prestige and political power of a vain, vulgar, sinister man who thrived on cruelty and hate and would stop at nothing to keep the horror of his inner life hidden from the world.
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Hansen's painstakingly researched novel is about the relationship between Hitler and the beautiful daughter of his half-sister.
Author Bio
Ron Hansen
Hansen grew up in Omaha, where he was raised a Catholic. He has gone to daily Mass all his life, and his religion, he believes, is what led him to be a writer--inspired by the stories he grew up with. Hansen studied with John Irving at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where he received an M.F.A. His fiction has won many prizes, including an award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters for NEBRASKA, a collection of short fiction. A teacher as well as a writer, Hansen said in a Publishers Weekly interview, "For me, the process of writing is the joy of writing. It's the putting down individual sentences, making them fit together, making the story interesting."

Praise

New Yorker
"HITLER'S NIECE is an act of sustained speculation about a small, horrifying domestic drama that took place while a much larger evil was unfolding; Hansen's achievement is to vividly portray one as a sympton of the other....Hansen's view of Hitler as seen through the rapt but discerning eyes of his captive brings us uncomfortably close to the man inside the monster...." - Daphne Merkin 10/04/1999

Chicago Tribune Books
"[A] daunting feat, an accomplished writer testing his faith by looking evil directly in the eye...To tell this story, Hansen imparts a sort of flat, old-newsreel-like quality to the page, constantly naming historical names and carefully introducing historical characters familiar and unfamiliar to those who may not be students of the period. The effect is?true to life, and at the same time frightening because of the posturing of the evil principals." - Alan Cheuse 09/05/1999

New York Times Book Review
"Hansen succeeds in conjuring Hitler as he probably was--a squeamish, kinky, antismoking vegetarian, a self-loving, self-hating, self-pitying jerk." - Richard Lourie 10/03/1999

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