The Grim story of the most vicious Terror Agency of all time - its sinister power and barbaric acts, and the twisted men who led it - Hitler, Himmler, and Eichmann. This is the brutal expose of the rotten core of Nazi Germany. Here is revealed the true story of Hitler's terror police, the in-famous Gestapo-the madmen who headed it, the sadists who staffed it, the degenerate party that spawned it.
Edward Crankshaw (1909 - 1984) was a British writer, translator and commentator on Soviet affairs. Born in London, Crankshaw was educated in the Nonconformist public school, Bishop's Stortford College in Hertfordshire. He started working as a journalist for a few months at The Times. In the 1930s he lived in Vienna, Austria, teaching English and learning German (his competent grasp of German caused him to become part of the British Intelligence service during World War II). On his return he went back to write for The Times and began to write reviews-mostly musical-for The Spectator, The Bookman, and other periodicals. Crankshaw wrote around 40 books on Austrian and Russian subjects and after the war began his research in much more depth. Crankshaw's book on Nazi terror, Gestapo (1956), was widely read and in 1963 he began to produce the ambitious literary works, often on historical or monumental moments in Russian Political history.
Edward Crankshaws book Gestapo is an interesting introduction to one of Nazi Germany's most feared state organs. The book does not claim and is not comprehensive. But the book does outline the beginning of the organization and some of the characters who shaped it.
All at once juridical and fascinating, repellant and irresistible. A true horror story.
Narration was excellent, well written and thought provoking I didn't want it to end.
This is an old book was written in the 1950's but is worth listing to, the narrator gets the odd wrong and some of the accents at times are a bit naff but overall all does a decent job.
Well written and well narrated but for the love of god, can you employ a narrator that has a thorough knowledge of the English language and knows how to pronounce words like "scourge"? Also, if they're going to be narrating a book to do with nazi Germany then can they also be able to pronounce German words and names too?!