Last of the Hitlers
The Story of Adolf Hitler's British Nephew and the
Amazing Pact to Make Sure His Genes Die Out
By David Gardner
197 pages, illustrated
OUT OF PRINT
At the end of World War II, the man Adolf Hitler called "my loathsome nephew" changed his name and disappeared. Despite efforts by historians and academics anxious to peer into the psyche of the most infamous dictator of the 20th century, the British-born William Patrick Hitler remained anonymous… until now. William Patrick's story so fascinated British journalist David Gardner that he spent years attempting to find the last relative to bear the Hitler name. This book, which contains previously unpublished FBI files and interviews with the surviving blood relatives, is not just a history of the family: it is also the story of Gardner's dedicated search.
Gardner worked for 10 years for the Daily Mail as a crime writer and a senior foreign correspondent. He filed despatches from war-torn Beirut, covered the Gulf War, reporting from Baghdad, Kuwait, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. For the last four years, he has lived in California, working as a freelance writer primarily for British publications. His first book, a biography of the actor Tom Hanks, was published in January 2000.
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