We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
Anatomy of Malice Audiobook

Anatomy of Malice: The Enigma of the Nazi War Criminals

Regular Price:$19.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

When the ashes had settled after World War II and the Allies convened an international war crimes trial in Nuremberg, a psychiatrist, Douglas Kelley, and a psychologist, Gustave Gilbert, tried to fathom the psychology of the Nazi leaders using extensive psychiatric interviews, IQ tests, and Rorschach inkblot tests. Never before or since has there been such a detailed study of governmental leaders who orchestrated mass killings.

Before the war crimes trial began, it was self-evident to most people that the Nazi leaders were demonic maniacs. But when the interviews and psychological tests were completed, the answer was no longer so clear. The findings were so disconcerting that portions of the data were hidden away for decades, and the research became a topic for vituperative disputes. Gilbert thought that the war criminals' malice stemmed from depraved psychopathology. Kelley viewed them as morally flawed, ordinary men who were creatures of their environment. Who was right?

Drawing on his decades of experience as a psychiatrist and the dramatic advances within psychiatry, psychology, and neuroscience since Nuremberg, Joel E. Dimsdale looks anew at the findings and examines in detail four of the war criminals: Robert Ley, Hermann Göring, Julius Streicher, and Rudolf Hess. Using increasingly precise diagnostic tools, he discovers a remarkably broad spectrum of pathology. Anatomy of Malice takes us on a complex and troubling quest to make sense of the most extreme evil.

©2016 Yale University (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.9 (13 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (6)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
3.9 (12 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (5)
3 star
 (2)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Story
3.9 (12 )
5 star
 (4)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Farren Joy NORTH 07-28-16
    Farren Joy NORTH 07-28-16 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    17
    8
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Malice"

    The first half of book is old information. Last half much better making it worth the time.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • J Telfer
    8/12/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Boring"

    i am a student of war crimes and this gave nothing new...just really a rehash of old material.
    The author refers to meeting the Nuremberg executioner (the event that prompted the book) bur never mentions what was discussed at the meeting - that wud have made for an interesting read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.