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Timothy W. Ryback
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Timothy W. Ryback is the author of Hitler’s Private Library, which was named to the Washington Post Book World Best Nonfiction list in 2008, and The Last Survivor: Legacies of Dachau,New York Times Notable Book. He has written for The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He lives and works in Paris.

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Hitler's First Victims
The Quest for Justice
Written by Timothy W. Ryback


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $26.95

The remarkable story of Josef Hartinger, the German prosecutor who risked everything to bring to justice the first killers of the Holocaust and whose efforts would play a key role in the Nuremberg tribunal.

Before Germany was engulfed by Nazi dictatorship, it was a constitutional republic. And just before Dachau Concentration Camp... Read more >
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Hitler's First Victims
The Quest for Justice
Written by Timothy W. Ryback


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $13.99

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Hitler's Private Library
The Books That Shaped His Life
Written by Timothy W. Ryback


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $16.95

With a new chapter on eugenicist Madison Grant’s The Passing of the Great Race

In this brilliant and original exploration of some of the formative influences in Adolf Hitler’s life, Timothy Ryback examines the books that shaped the man and his thinking.

Hitler was better known for burning books than collecting them but... Read more >
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Hitler's Private Library

Written by Timothy W. Ryback


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 21, 2008
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Last Survivor
Legacies of Dachau
Written by Timothy W. Ryback


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 14, 2000
Price: $15.95

In The Last Survivor, journalist Timothy Ryback explores the surprising--and often disturbing--ways the citizens of Dachau go about their lives in a city the rest of us associate with gas chambers and mass graves. A grandmother recalls the echo of wooden shoes on cobblestone, the clip-clop of inmates marched from boxcars... Read more >
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