(See all my Book Reviews) – Author James Wilson published the book “Hitler’s Alpine Headquarters” in 2019. The book was first published in 2014. Mr. Wilson has published four history books.
I received an ARC of this novel through https://www.netgalley.com in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this book as ‘G’. The book gives the background and evolution of Hitler’s Bavarian headquarters near Obersalzberg, Germany.
The book contains hundreds of photos showing how the area developed. The book gives the history of the various buildings in the area. It also describes the homes built in the area by the Nazi inner circle.
Most of the photos are copies of postcards produced and sold during the war. There are also a few photos showing the buildings as they can exist today.
I enjoyed the 6.5 hours I spent reading this 256-page WWII history. It is a little dry and repetitive at times. I was surprised that Hitler’s retreat was not more extravagant. It was a nice home for the time, but not the lavish ‘palace’ I thought he might have ordered. I give this book a 3.8 (rounded up to a 4) out of 5.
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