this book was excellently written, MacHtan really did an excellent job of compiling all the information in this book, its almost as if good ol' Adolph him self is recounting his experiences him self. there are alot of bits and pieces of many many other books and accounts of others that were very close to him. so many stories and experiences are recalled in the book by his generals, close friends and lovers. what i found very interesting was the fact that he was a homosexual, i never before had heard that fact, before i read this book. i would reccomend this book to anyone interested in learning some dirt or some nasty secrets on him that were not intended to ever be read again.