Letters to Hitler
July 2012, Polity
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"A historic gem ... Eberle's work is an interesting but chilling case study on how a seemingly educated and mature society can be manipulated to the point of blind fanaticism."
"Sheds a whole new light on life under the Nazis."
"An excellent example of the increased drive to portray history from the ordinary, everyday people - if that's what Hitler's followers could be called."
"A history of the Third Reich at its most personal and individual; from the fawning letters of sycophants to desperate pleas for clemency from both active opponents and innocents swept up in terror ... an excellent book."
"The letters have, like something from a Hans Fallada novel, the stamp of grimy, gritty truth."
"Gripping evidence on the relationship between Hitler and some ordinary Germans."
Australian Journal of Politics and History
"A unique and captivating view of one nation's devotion to its dictator."
"This collection of letters to Hitler from ordinary Germans is full of fascinating and sometimes disturbing testimonies to the charismatic power of the Nazi dictator. It adds notably to our knowledge of the German people's attitudes towards the Third Reich and its policies."
Richard J Evans, University of Cambridge
"This collection of letters to Hitler provides unique and fascinating insights into the social-psychological climate of the times. Here published for the first time in English, the long-lost letters from ordinary citizens read like voices from the past. Perhaps most strikingly they reveal loyalties to and support for a dictator and a regime we are still struggling to understand."
Robert Gellately, author of Backing Hitler: Consent and Coercion in Nazi Germany