The Devil's Diary: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich

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5.2 X 7.8 X 1.5 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Robert K. Wittman created the FBI's Art Crime Team and was the Bureau's national expert on cultural property crime. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Priceless. David Kinney is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of The Big One and The Dylanologists.

David Kinney is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter whose journalism has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times. He is the author of The Big One: An Island, an Obsession, and the Furious Pursuit of a Great Fish and The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob.


"Mesmerizing."--Daily Beast
"This volume cannot be recommended too highly. It is another smoking gun with which to condemn the Third Reich and further serves to reinforce what has become a 70-year mantra: We should never forget nor, more importantly, repeat man's worst inhumanity to man."--New York Journal of Books
"A fascinating scholarly detective story centering on the often overlooked ideological architect of the Third Reich...The authors do an excellent job of teasing out the fine details and placing them in the larger context...A footnote to a much larger story but a welcome one."--Kirkus Reviews
"The efforts to recover [the diary] make up the most interesting part of art-crime expert Wittman and Pulitzer-winning Kinney's frequently riveting, serpentine account featuring a Nuremberg prosecutor, a museum archivist, and an FBI agent...The authors have provided an engrossing tale of a detective-style search."--Booklist
"The Devil's Diary is the story of the diary, its eventual recovery, and its harrowing content, providing an intense look at one of the major architects of the Holocaust."--Barnes and Noble Reads
"The Devil's Diary has all the elements of a great book: a hugely influential but forgotten confidant of Adolf Hitler, a long-lost Nazi journal, and a crusading Jewish lawyer who spent his life at war with the leading men of the Third Reich."--Joaquin "Jack" Garcia, New York Times bestselling author of Making Jack Falcone
"The Devil's Diary is a very rewarding read. While exposing in fresh, stunning detail the role Alfred Rosenberg played in the Holocaust, Kinney and Wittman also reveal the oft-tangled but fascinating world where history is recorded and written. Well done!"--Neal Bascomb, national bestselling author of Hunting Eichmann and The Winter Fortress
"Alfred Rosenberg...arises in horrific clarity in Wittman and Kinney's engrossing book. Rosenberg's personal writings, which were nearly lost to history, receive a dramatic interpretation in The Devil's Diary. It's an intriguing read for anyone fascinated by the personalities of Nazi Germany."--Jack El-Hai, author of The Nazi and the Psychiatrist
"The Devil's Diary is lively and well written. Part detective story, part history book, it restores Rosenberg to his rightful place in the narrative, a man...who was profoundly influential, not least in providing what meagre intellectual underpinning Nazism could muster...a fascinating read."--Roger Moorehouse, author of Killing Hitler, Berlin at War, and The Devil's Alliance
"Those with an interest in German history will find this narrative engaging."--Library Journal
"A rollicking memoir... investigative details dazzle... Priceless can read at times, not unpleasantly, as if an art history textbook got mixed up at the printer with a screenplay for The Wire."--New York Times on Priceless
"Almost every case he recounts has enough intrigue and suspense for a Hollywood screenplay."--Washington Post on Priceless
"Genius...riveting...should be a TV series."--Los Angeles Times on Priceless