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David Irving's famous biography:

Göring - eine Biographie

is now available as a Free Download in German
(fully illustrated) (picture section will be posted February 2)

The download German file ( is a compressed PDF file (2 MB) and its photos (9 MB)

Instructions: download the compressed file, expand it and read or print it with Acrobat Reader -- get it free from the menu below. Note: some servers will not permit large downloads. We are indebted to Linda Nelson of Illinois for preparing the Internet edition of this work.


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[History of UK edition of this book]

David Irving recalls more of the history of this book:

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DIFFERENCES will be observed between the Anglo-American version and the German version of this biography. The basic manuscript was the same, but it was "sliced" differently. I prepared two parallel versions, including one with all German words and texts in the original language, to avoid problems of double-translation back from the English.

The German publisher, Dr Albrecht Knaus of Bertelsmann Verlag, Munich, praised the resulting work and its expert translation by Richard Giese, but Knaus reproached me: "You have depicted Hermann Göring in all his criminality right up to the end of the war, and then when he gets to Nuremberg he turns into the book's hero. That won't do at all."

In consequence, in the German edition of the work the Nuremberg Trial chapters of the biography are sharply cut, while in the English version they are a major element of the work.

In the English text on the other hand some 2,000 lines had to be cut out at the US publisher's request, and I decided to shorten the passages dealing with the industrial infrastructure of the Luftwaffe and the aeronautical engineering problems.

Macmillan UK Ltd, who published the English edition of the work, mislaid the 2,000 original photos I collected for the work, finding them only two or three years after publication. The German publisher prepared a different picture section (pdf file: 7 MB), which we upload separately on account of its size.

This page uploaded Sunday, January 11, 2004 -- Picture section will be uploaded later.


Jacket text (the "blurb")

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David Irving has been called 'one of Britain's foremost historians' by The Times. He is the author of The Trail of the Fox, The Destruction of Dresden, and other works of contemporary history.



What the Papers said --

THIS IS a very personal biography. Irving proves that Göring was, and is, an enigma. He survived in Irving's judgment through cunning, cruelty, a prodigious amorality and Hitler's loyalty to him. Irving's research effort is awesome."

Professor Larry Thompson in The Chicago Tribune, April 15, 1989.


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