This is easily the best reference on Hitler to date. I own countless publications on the Third Reich and Hitler (as well as Ian Kershaw's biography of Hitler) - and this outshines them all. With further research (previously unavailable) than previous authors, Ulrich paints the picture of Hitler as I've never come across before. Particularly interesting are the chapters 'Hitler as Human Being' and 'Hitler with Women'. Quite a sizable read, but worth it - for all readers interested in History in general. Booktopia, as always - excellent. Book arrived swiftly.