Présentation de l'éditeur
The other biographies have been academic works… straight-forward factual accounts of his career. “A Walk in the Black Forest” takes a very different approach. I wanted to know more than just what he did: I wanted to know why he did it, how he got away with it, and what happened to the people who stood in his way. I wanted to walk around Heydrich, to view him from other angles.
“A Walk in the Black Forest” concentrates on the human element, on the characters involved, many of them Nazis, who were there at the time and actually knew the man. Few of them ever really understood what motivated him, but at least they left us their memoirs, or were interviewed by journalists, biographers and the military after the war. Using this wide-ranging material, I have tried to write an accessible, approachable book aimed at a wide audience, male and female, many of whom might normally cross the street to avoid “serious” history; all without compromising on research and factual accuracy.