Amazon review

5.0 out of 5 starsSeminal

ByGregory Paul Adkinson March 19, 2017

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"Often an historian will find a novel thesis or angle for looking at the past. While there may be something in it, too often the new idea is oversold. That is not the case here. While the author's thesis may not explain everything completely, no explanation of Hitler's behavior can be complete without including an understanding of his drug addictions.

The records of Hitler's personal doctor are extensive enough to prove the dictator was an addict. There can simply cannot be a doubt. The author, a novelist, has simply changed the way we understand Hitler. No serious student of World War II can overlook this important, seminal book."

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The New Yorker writes

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The New Yorker picks up on Blitzed. I met the author Nick for breakfast at Veselka's on 2nd Avenue, and then we strolled through gentrified East Village - where once, in a different era, I suppose, I had turned into a writer. Check out what he has to say about the whole thing.

“Blitzed is delightfully nuts, in a ‘Gravity’s Rainbow’ kind of way.”

The Washington Post writes ...

... calling the book a “fascinating, engrossing, often dark history of drug use in the Third Reich.”

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Reviews that just got in:

“The book is an impressive work of scholarship, with more than two dozen pages of footnotes and the blessing of esteemed World War Two historians. From Hitler’s irregular hours and unusual dietary preferences—his staff would leave out apple raisin cakes for him to eat in the middle of the night—to his increasingly monomaniacal demands, Ohler offers a compelling explanation for Hitler’s erratic behavior in the final years of the war, and how the biomedical landscape of the time affected the way history unfolded.” —THE NEW REPUBLIC

“While drugs alone cannot explain Germany’s early successes in World War II, Ohler makes an important case for the importance of the exploration of this subject toward a more complete historical understanding of the Third Reich and the Holocaust.” —THE JEWISH BOOK COUNCIL

“Ohler’s reputation precedes him… [Ohler] brings storytelling vigor to an unexplored corner of Hitlerology… Mordant and casual even in translation, it’s easy to mainline (with a pinch of salt mixed in).” VULTURE

Sir Antony Beevor writes:

“Ohler’s account makes us look at this densely studied period rather differently.” The New York Review of Books


Post-War German Chancellor on Pervitin

Post-War German Chancellor on Pervitin

This writes Paul Adenauer about his father, the Ur-Kanzler of West-Germany:

"Occasionally he took a Pervitin pill, the active ingredient is the same as Crystal Meth. This upper was already popular in the Wehrmacht."