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Website note: we can accordingly provide only a paraphrase of the Library Journal note on Evans's masterpiece.
Lying About Hitler: History, the Holocaust and the David Irving Trial
(Basic Books, New York,
In its May 15, 2001, Vol. 126, Issue on page 140, 2p Library Journal, published a review by Frederic Krome of American Jewish Archives of Richard Evans's book "Lying About Hitler: History, Holocaust, and the David Irving Trial."
Evans, a witness for the defense Irving's libel action against the Atlanta "academic" Deborah Lipstadt claims to have spent two years analysing Irving's work, and speeches. he claims that Irving abused primary documents and is a Holocaust denier and urges that he not be considered a legitimate member of the historical profession.
Evans's (right) describes Irving's behavior in court and assesses the implications of the judgment. Evans reminds us that it was Irving who was attempting to silence Lipstadt. History was really on trial, and won.
Krome laments that Evans' book can not be published in the U.K., as even his own publisher, Heinemann's, refused to do so having been advised by their own lawyers, with no prompting from Mr Irving (the opposite of what Krome writes) that it is libellous (i.e. defamatory and untrue).
Nevertheless, the book is "Highly recommended" by the Jewish author Frederic Krome for the Library Journal. Plus ça change, plus ça reste la même chose.