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Selling Hitler: The Story of the Hitler Diaries

Robert Harris

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Published by Arrow, part of Cornerstone Publishing

Format: Paperback


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EAN: 9780099791515
Published: 1 Oct 2009


About the book


Spring 1983: it seemed that one of the most startling discoveries of the century had been made, and that one of the world's most sought after documents had finally come to light - the private diaries of Adolf Hitler.What followed was a fiasco of fakery, greed, the duping of experts, and the exchange of extraordinary sums of money for world-wide publishing rights. But that was just the beginning of the story. . .

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What the critics say

One of the most gripping books I have read in ages
- William L. Shirer

Impossible to stop reading
- The Observer

A very funny story ... very well told
- Times Literary Supplement

A masterly account
- Literary Review

The thrilling, intricate and sadly hilarious anatomy of a swindle ... Entertainingly, yet in enormous detail, Harris solves the mystery of how obvious dross was snatched as gold
- Daily Mail

About the Author

Robert Harris is the author of Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium and The Ghost, all of which were international bestsellers. His latest novel, Lustrum, has just been published. His work has been translated into thirty-seven languages. After graduating with a degree in English from Cambridge University, he worked as a reporter for the BBC's Panorama and Newsnight programmes, before becoming political editor of the Observer and subsequently a columnist on the Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph. The film of The Ghost - for which he co-wrote the screenplay - directed by Roman Polanski and starring Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan is due to be released at the beginning of 2010. He is married to Gill Hornby and they live with their four children in a village near Hungerford.

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