"Gauleiter, Volume 2" - Nearing release from R. J. Bender

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Re: "Gauleiter, Volume 2" - Nearing release from R. J. Bender

Post by Sid Guttridge » 30 Mar 2017 16:11

Hi Michael,

Thank you. I shall certainly look out the results of the work of Michael Kater, Dietrich Orlow and Peter Huttenberger. Indeed, I will put up a question here on AHF to which you might care to contribute a reply.

You write, "My work fills other gaps in the historical record of the Third Reich." Could you clarify, in general terms, what these gaps are? It might aid those of us thinking of purchasing your books to make our decision.

It was J. Duncan who wrote, "I guess that's how I see it but the little guys don't get the notice they deserve.". In writing of that you might "deservedly share more of the credit", it was to this that I was referring.

Cheers,

Sid.

P.S. Your last post arrived even as I was posting the above.

Yes, indeed I have thumbed through a couple of your books at the late lamented Motor Books in central London (and probably others at Foyles).

I am sorry your work is not a collective examination but if, as you say, this has already been done, it would probably be superfluous.

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Re: "Gauleiter, Volume 2" - Nearing release from R. J. Bender

Post by Michael Miller » 30 Mar 2017 16:25

Sid~

By gaps, I mean the data encompassed in start-to-finish/Volksschule to the grave renderings of their lives and careers.

Information on Kater's study of the NSDAP leadership and membership may be obtained here: https://www.jstor.org/stable/2780220?se ... b_contents

~ Mike

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Re: "Gauleiter, Volume 2" - Nearing release from R. J. Bender

Post by Sid Guttridge » 30 Mar 2017 16:31

Hi Mark,

First, my apologies for getting your name wrong.

Please do not presume that I do not visit archives, too. I have done so since I was at university and am now 61. So you have no cause to "get angered when someone does not take the time do a little research of their own" on my account. My point about research was that the point you made regarding me applied equally to yourself and to any other reader of secondary or tertiary sources. Any of us could go deeper into primary sources, not just me or, indeed, you.

Cheers,

Sid.

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Re: "Gauleiter, Volume 2" - Nearing release from R. J. Bender

Post by Sid Guttridge » 30 Mar 2017 16:32

Hi Mike,

Thank you very much. I shall follow that up.

In appreciation,

Sid.

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Re: "Gauleiter, Volume 2" - Nearing release from R. J. Bender

Post by Michael Miller » 30 Mar 2017 16:49

You're welcome, Sid.

Best,
~ Mike

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Re: "Gauleiter, Volume 2" - Nearing release from R. J. Bender

Post by gudcdn » 14 Apr 2017 22:03

Just heard Mr Bender has shipped my copy. Really looking forward to vol 2.Volume 1is written in a format I enjoy. Succinct and to the point. Excellent biographical analysis thanks.

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Re: "Gauleiter, Volume 2" - Nearing release from R. J. Bender

Post by J. Duncan » 14 Apr 2017 22:52

Got my copy 2 days ago...work of art. Great job Mike. Excellent photo of Austrian Joseph Leopold on the back. Book is heavy, high quality as only a Bender book can be. Chapters on Wilhelm Kube, Erich Koch, Robert Ley, Dr. Bernard Rust and many others known and less known are quite long textually with extensive bibliographical references for further investigation (have not read the book yet, only thumbed through it to see the excellent choice of photographs). There is even a section in the back of the book with corrections to vol. 1 with added unusual photos (one is an awesome photo of Arthur Dinter wearing an interesting "volkes kirche" badge). I did not know SA chiefs Pfeffer von Salomon and Victor Lutze were Gauleiters and they are included in the book. Excellent work and will probably become definitive in the subject. Cover colors (red and tan) compliment each other very attractively on the shelf.

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Re: "Gauleiter, Volume 2" - Nearing release from R. J. Bender

Post by Michael Miller » 15 Apr 2017 18:00

Thanks to all for the very kind words. Glad to see it so well received.

As pointed out by an eagle-eyed fellow researcher: The lady with Goebbels on page 446 is NOT Frau Magda Goebbels. My mistake.

Best wishes,
~ Mike

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Re: "Gauleiter, Volume 2" - Nearing release from R. J. Bender

Post by pim » 16 Apr 2017 22:04

I have been away for a few weeks and came back home finding this book delivered. Still jet-lagged I couldn't resist starting to read it. As with volume 1 it is outstanding. People who believe they know a lot about the Third Reich because they've read many books on Hitler, Himmler, Goebbels, Göring have only really touched the tip of the iceberg. If you want to really understand the power structure, politics, authority, intrigues, egos and influences within the Third Reich (and even outside) you must read this book. Congratulations to the authors. To state A JOB WELL DONE is an understatement. Thanks guys.

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Post by Mark Costa » 19 Apr 2017 22:29

There are times when the right authors and right publisher come together to produce works that shine far beyond our expectations. Anyone who have been buying and reading books written by Michael Miller and Andreas Schulz and published by Roger James Bender know exactly what I am conveying. I have been buying Bender books since the late 1960’s when Roger first started publishing military history books. Needless to say, this hobby of researching and collecting would not exist without Bender. Can anyone imagine what it would be like without his books on our shelves? Well the same can be said of Mike Miller. Each of his several books are prized on my shelves. His latest might be his finest yet. And that is really saying something. First, the quality of “Gauleiter Volume 2” is the usual outstanding Bender publication. The cover, binding and paper quality is always what we come to expect from Bender. But it is truly the content that makes this volume a real must for any researcher or collector. As always, Mike combines the research and photos into the type of work that both the researcher and collector loves. It is filled with all that fascinating minutia that we are constantly looking for, whether that be a promotion date, party membership number, medal awarded or death dates etc. Mike and Andreas deliver the “goods”. The photos are like time capsules that give us that glimpse into the past that we most curiously enjoy. It is to Mike’s credit. He understands exactly what his reader wants – a photo that shows an event, a portrait with medals, an unusual uniform or one that just puts a name to a face because of that person’s obscurity. I cannot recommend this book more highly. This, along with his previous volume of Gauleiter gives us exactly what we want -- Gauleiters – and plenty of them. What more can one want? These are the types of books that we all wished we had back in the 1970’s. For the new novice in this hobby, thank your lucky stars. For us old veteran researchers, I am just glad there are authors out there like Mike and Andreas to share such volumes, so all of us can continue to enjoy and learn. I wish Mike and Andreas much success for their future endeavors.

Mark Costa

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Re: "Gauleiter, Volume 2" - Nearing release from R. J. Bender

Post by Jeremy Dixon » 25 Apr 2017 18:41

Received my copy of Volume 2 today.....looks excellent just like volume 1, excellent standard from both authors and of course Bender Publishing, can't go wrong ! Well done Mike and Andreas

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Re: "Gauleiter, Volume 2" - Nearing release from R. J. Bender

Post by guder » 16 Mar 2018 07:41

Congratualations on Volume 1 selling out.

If you have any interested on how Germany was ran locally by the NSDAP Mr Miller's books will fill in the blanks

Paul

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Re: "Gauleiter, Volume 2" - Nearing release from R. J. Bender

Post by Mark Costa » 16 Mar 2018 22:56

Mike:

Any idea when Volume 3 will be published? Waiting with great anticipation.

Regards,

Mark

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Re: "Gauleiter, Volume 2" - Nearing release from R. J. Bender

Post by Michael Miller » 18 Mar 2018 19:43

I'm working on narrowing down the photos to be used, as well as captioning them. It won't be too long before I get the manuscript to Roger.

Thanks for your patience.

~ Mike

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