This autobiography will forever change your perception of WWII. I have a warning for any prospective reader of the book; be prepared to have your jaw hit the ground. The inner workings of Hitler and his henchmen, makes for quite the history lesson.
The incompetence of Hitler and how he manages the war, is almost unbelievable. Both from a military strategic standpoint, and the management of the German domestic economy, Hitler is a complete imbecile. Yet the one man, one party rule, does not allow for any interjections. Hitler`s scheming subordinates have no choice, but to play along with these terrible decisions.
The reader will also get an inside view on Hitler`s inner cabinet. Speer gives very detailed accounts, of all the people involved with Hitler`s evil plans. Each of the party leaders are constantly trying, to cut into each others base of power.
Overall, this was a fantastic read. Speer scores on two fronts. First, Speer is an intelligent man. Speer`s inside account of the war is very in-depth. Second, he also seems to be a good writer. The book is very hard to put down, and at times a page turner. I am convinced, that future historians will consider this book, to be one of the greatest accounts of WWII.