by Steven Mueller
Hitler first visited the Obersalzberg, near Berchtesgaden, in 1923.
Four years later he settled there, gradually reshaping the area as
his party rose to power. During World War II this idyllic mountainside
became, in many ways, the epicenter of Nazi might, serving as a private
retreat for both Hitler as well as members of his inner circle. Today,
largely destroyed and forgotten, the area stands as a silent reminder
of the past.
Heavily illustrated, this book presents a comprehensive
history of the Obersalzberg, and provides a rare glimpse into the
lives and personalities of its former residents.
is an American author and historian with seven published books to
his credit, as well as dozens of magazine articles and television
appearances. He has traveled to the Obersalzberg numerous times, where
he has undertaken extensive research, and has personally interviewed
the surviving members of Hitler's inner circle, including former staff
members and the children of Nazi officials.