An English historian maps the decline of a despot, against the background of character, personalities and events of Hitler's tenure of power. Contradicting, and at variance with They Almost Killed Hitler (P. 88), this denies a ""resistance"" movement in the Army ranks, emphasizes the struggle with Hess, Goering, Goebbels, Himmler, the influence of Hitler's physicians, the corruption of absolute power. The culmination of the last days is chronicled in minute-by-minute accounting, timeclocking all final events of Hitler's and Eva Braun's lives. It surveys the change in government from 1941 on, the ensuing collapse of Nazism, limns the character of Nazi politics and Hitler's power, rejects totalitarianism. Factfinding in analytical detail.