Mengele: The Complete Story

by Gerald L Posner (Author)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly
Based on five years' research and exclusive access to family papers, this highly
engrossing book gives the fullest account yet published of Josef Mengele's life.
Posner, a Manhattan attorney, and Ware, a British journalist, also examine the
efforts to bring the doctor to trial and draw conclusions about why he was never
caught. They separate fact from legend, account for the false trails that
enticed West German and Israeli agents and self-appointed Nazi hunters, and
describe the media circus in 1985 when the grave of the "Angel of Death" was
finally found. The book is filled with startling touches, such as Mengele's
first wife's comments after visiting her husband at Auschwitz when he was
conducting his "experiments." The book is an exciting chronicle of escape,
evasion, close calls and fearful loneliness. Through extended quotes from a
diary Mengele kept from May 1960 until shortly before his death in 1979, plus
the comments of many people who knew him at various stages, a memorable
multifaceted portrait of "the world's most hated man" emerges. Photos. 50,000
first printing; $20,000 ad/promo; author tour. (

From Library Journal
This well-written biography is far superior to Gerald Astor's The "Last" Nazi:
the life and times of Dr. Joseph Mengele ( LJ 11/1/85). Through Mengele's son,
the authors were given access to their subject's letters and private diaries.
Judicious use of these materials represents the book's greatest strength. Though
Mengele's nightmarish Auschwitz activities almost defy rational analysis, the
authors have done their best. Fully two-thirds of the study, however, addresses
Mengele's years of evasion, and it is here that a more "human" Mengele
emergeslonely, frightened, and totally remorseless. Clearly documented and
frequently exciting, this is the one popular account that libraries should acquire.

Product Details

Paperback: 408 pages
Publisher: Cooper Square Press; New Ed edition (October 25, 2000)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0815410069



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