Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl

By: Bach, Steven

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Book Condition- Cover has some wear-Edge wear, tearing, Creasing. Boards are brown/tan split In Color with gold gilt Print on spine Boards have some light wear. Book is shaken and loose. Pages have Deckled Foredges and are clean and well kept. 1st edition as stated in book. **ADDITIONAL SHIPPING MAY APPLY TO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS** **LARGER BOOKS MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING** About the book: The definitive biography of Leni Riefenstahl, the woman best known as Hitlers filmmaker, one of the most fascinating and controversial personalities of the twentieth century. It is the story of huge talent and huger ambition, one that probes the sometimes blurred borders dividing art and beauty from truth and humanity. Two of Riefenstahls films, Olympia and Triumph of the Will, are universally regarded as the greatest and most innovative documentaries ever made, but they are also insidious glorifications of Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich. Now, in this masterful new biography, Steven Bach reveals the truths and lies behind this gifted womans lifelong self-vindication as an apolitical artist who claimed she knew nothing of the Holocaust and denied her complicity with the criminal regime she both used and sanctified. The facts and her actions, many unknown until now, bear chilling witness: her passionate enthusiasm for Hitler from her first reading of Mein Kampf; her involvements with Nazi leaders Joseph Goebbels, Martin Bormann, Albert Speer, and Julius Streicher, who advanced her career, and with Hitler, who personally helped finance it; her role as silent eyewitness to wartime atrocities against Jews; and her use of slave labor in the form of concentration camp Gypsies destined for Auschwitz. We see her after the war trying to sell footage to Hollywood under an alias, manipulating a sham discovery of the Nuba tribes of Sudan into a career comeback, fighting to disinherit her closest living relatives, andto the endunable to express remorse for the millions murdered by the Nazi regime made mythic by her work. Relying on new sourcesincluding interviews with her colleagues and intimate friends, as well as on previously unknown recordings of Riefenstahl herselfBach gives us an exceptional work of historical investigation that untangles the past and is also an objective but unsparing appraisal of a woman of spectacular gifts corrupted by ruthless personal ambition

Title: Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl

Author Name: Bach, Steven

Categories: Biography & Autobiography,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Knopf: 2007

ISBN Number: 0375404007

ISBN Number 13: 9780375404009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

lbs: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: 001912

Keywords: Biography