Perspectives on the Fuehrer: "the driving force", Albert Speer; Hitler's women, Karl Brandt; the new feudalism, Hans Lammers; Hitler the warlord, Alfred Jodl. "The world's worst criminal" - Goering in the Third Reich: a souvenir from Monte Cassino, Hermann Goering; the Commander-in-Chief, Hermann Goering; conquest by telephone, Hermann Goering; vote "no" if you dare, Albert Goering. Waging war: Ribbentrop, Hitler and war, Joachim von Ribbentrop; Hitler's "chess game of power politics", Albert Speer; OKW at war, Wilhelm Keitel. Genocide: the Fuehrer order, Dieter Wisliceny; a morbid accounting, Dieter Wisliceny, "incredible things at Auschwitz", Ernst von Gottstein and Eugen Horak; a doctor at Dachau, Franz Blaha; Auschwitz-Birkenau, Rudolf Hoess; demarcation dispute, Otto Moll and Rudolf Hoess. The Hess case: "I have lost my memory", Rudolf Hess and Hermann Goering; the young ladies, Rudolf Hess, Ingeborg Sperr and Hildgarde Fath; "the science of psychiatry is sound", Rudolf Hess. The von Papen case - resistance and compliance: "a way out of the mess" - von Papen and Hitler in 1933, Franz von Papen; "this problem of responsibility", Franz von Papen. Albert Speer - true confessions?: Speer the expert, Albert Speer; sixty acts of treason, Albert Speer; Speer the assassin, Dietrich Stahl; special pleading, Albert Speer; "not a concern of mine", Albert Speer. Robert Ley - profile of a suicide: the testament of Robert Ley, Robert Ley; Ley's dialogue with the dead, Robert Ley; confessions of an anti-semite, Robert Ley. Obeying orders - complicity and denial: "not a dangerous person", Wilhelm Frick; "talking in a dream", Joachim von Ribbentrop; "very undesirable activities", Heinz Guderian. Germany's future: rebuilding the Reich, Richard Ley; Schachts new Germany, Hjalmar Schacht.
Richard Overy is Professor of History at King's College London. His previous books include WHY THE ALLIES WON, RUSSIA'S WAR and THE BATTLE.