Item description for Hitler's Escape by Ron T. Hansig...
This is not the first time that the ultimate fate of Adolf Hitler, the towering evil genius of the twentieth century, has been debated. But in this magisterial study Ron T. Hansig has for the first time brought together and examined all of the available published material, together with some new and some previously overlooked source documents. Ron T. Hansig is not a conspiracy theorist; he sets out his evidence, clearly and logically - and invites the reader to make up their own mind. In doing so he incidentally gives a scholarly and lucid account of the causes and rise of Nazism, and he paints an unforgettable picture of the personalities involved in the extraordinary final scene of the German tragedy.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5" Height: 8" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jan 30, 2005
Publisher Athena Press Publishing Company
ISBN 1932077820 ISBN13 9781932077827
Reviews - What do customers think about Hitler's Escape?
Ho-hum Jul 23, 2007
One can agree or disagree with the assertion that Hitler escaped but it is clear that the author could not escape the prison of his own lack of ability in doing original research or even original analysis. One would be better served to get a copy of Gestapo Chief - the most often quoted source - and spare oneself the re-hash of other work.
Absolutely worth reading.... Jun 29, 2007
The book is quite short and easy to read. Yes, there are grammatical errors that should have been corrected prior to publication. But this is still worth reading. The author uses previously published information, so if you're looking for some new piece of information or research, you won't find it here. This relies on post-war interviews with those who were close to Hitler and survived. Most of the people in the bunker in the final days didn't quite make it. I would have liked to see some supporting evidence gathered from Spain or Argentina. Maybe some information about the various planes flying out of Germany during the last days. Or some information regarding civilian or military boats that left the area.
Revisionist History May 16, 2007
*While revisionist history and "interpreted" history have sneakily become mainstream products of "new" information in the 21st century, this bloated pamphlet by Hansig purports (as described on the cover notes) to unfold "a scholarly and lucid account of the causes and rise of Nazism" -in under 150 pages!?! *These notes also brazenly cite that "Ron T. Hansig is not a conspiracy theorist-" BUT, a conspiracy theorist is exactly the position that Hansig undertakes on the very first pages of his fantastical treatise. *"Bad grammar wrapped around pseudo-history" might best describe this work. There are much better theories about Hitler's demise that ARE based upon known and sequential facts of history. Hansig seems to have gleaned little from all the many reputable works that he borrows from to support his tangential theories. *Don't waste your time wallowing in this tripe while many validated works about Hitler's death are often readily available for less than the price of postage for this birdcage liner.
Intriguing Reading Jan 18, 2006
A fascinating account of what seems to have happened inside Hitler's Bunker in the last days of the war. Hansig's book is very well documented and the evidence shown is compelling. A must read for any WWII history buff!"
Interesting, but... Jan 11, 2006
The author does a fine job in articulating the premise for the book: Hitler escaped Berlin. The theory is described well and quite interesting. These attributes and the fact that it is a very quick read, I found attractive. However, there are detriments.
There are certain elements of the book that are worded poorly or that are lacking in substance, in my assessment. Several times, the author states that a conclusion is apparent and definitive that left me scratching my head, wondering if I had skipped some pages! Of course, I hadn't. The idea was concluded without much development. In fact, the entire premise hinges on an interview that US interrogators conducted on Heinrich Mueller, a General in the Gestapo and, supposedly, the architect of Hitler's flight, 3 years after WWII. However, the interrogations themselves are only briefly mentioned and are left in doubt, altogether.
In addition, in several instances I found spelling and grammatical errors. Was there an proofreader anywhere in the process? In fact, on a page where the author used spelling errors to refute the validity of a report; he, himself mispells a word!! Another review of the book hits the nail on the head: the author didn't actually do any of the research beyond reading other's works on Hitler's last days. I realize this is a historical piece and there aren't any living witnesses to interview, but this book reads like a thesis. His references are numerous, but they are all based on conjecture and conclusions from reading other's work.
Read this, as the topic is interesting and the ideas are developed fairly well. Just don't expect and spend too much!