Author(s): David Irving
Hermann Goering was a World War I combat pilot, serving as the last commander of Von Richthofen's "Flying Circus", and rose to become Hitler's Reichsmarschall. This controversial biography contains an account of how he connived, intrigued and conspired to bring Hitler to power, directed Nazi Germany's industrial resurgence, commanded the Luftwaffe and served as Hitler's buttress through the years of struggle, triumph and decline. The author's sources include Goering's own surviving diaries, his combat reports from Von Richthofen's squadron, love-letters to his first wife, the medical dossier on his use of morphine and shorthand records of Reich Air Ministry conferences. There is also evidence from American depositories which indicate Goering's art-looting forays at the very time when 250,000 men were cornered in Stalingrad because his airlift had failed them.