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Robert J. Curtice wants advice, Thursday, December 25, 2003, on which books of Mr Irving's to start with
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FIRST, thank you for making your books available as free online downloads. I am currently a student and cannot afford to purchase them all at this time.
It is very refreshing to find a source of information on Hitler and the Third Reich that is not written with purely anti-Nazi bias.
My question: I find the titles of several of your books to be very fascinating ... do you recommend a particular order to read them in? HITLER'S WAR seems to be the most interesting to me ... or do you suggest I start with one of your shorter works or another book that will provide more background?
Also, what level of knowledge is assumed for someone to gain a decent understanding of your books (in particular, HITLER'S WAR ). Perhaps I might need to read a short book on this history of WW II before hand? (I do know a decent amount about the history of that time period, just not an extensive amount...)
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David Irving replies:
for a start, you might like to read just the Introduction to HITLER'S WAR, then lay that aside for a while and read something shorter: the book I wrote about ten years ago, NUREMBERG, THE LAST BATTLE is an easy read, and a good general introduction to both sides of the war and its personalities, with quite a few reflections of the current problems thrown up by the American presence in Iraq as well. I agree that most books now are written with an anti-Nazi bias. They and their authors will look foolish a hundred years from now, and that is the readership I am probably unconsciously aiming at. I write books for the 22nd and 23rd Century reader, who wants to know what Really Happened and Why. I shall become rich, long after my death. Happy Christmas.