I labeled this worth reading, and it is. What makes it interesting is the side of Hitler we see, the personal, emotional side as opposed to the monster many of us are used to. The author believes that Geli’s suicide in 1931 was Hitler’s turning point, when his penchant for sado-masochism affected not only those in his immediate circle but all of Europe.
There’s a lot of Nazi party history, along with a look at Hitler’s massively screwed up family, and I felt the political history, while putting some events in context, muddled the book. German history of the early 20th century is a very confusing tangle and the book is not about German history but about Hitler and his love affair with his niece. I was a bit confused when suddenly after the WWI section, the author starts mentioning the Weimar Republic without mentioning Germany’s political structure before the war, much less after the war.
The book was interesting, especially if you know something of German history before WWII. Otherwise you might get a little lost.