I came across this book in the local Ocktar's bookshop, it may be of some interest to members of this forum.
Telling Lies About Hitler
by Richard J Evans, Verso books 2002, ISBN 1-85984-417-0
Irving brought a libel case against an American author, Deborah Lipstadt, claiming that she had unfairly accused him of falsifying historical research and knowingly publishing work that lied about the atrocities of the Third Reich, thus ruining his reputation as an ‘historian’.In April 2000 a High Court judge branded writer David Irving a racist, an anti-Semite, a Holocaust denier and a falsifier of history. The key expert witness against Irving was the historian Richard J Evans who describes here, in a book which several publishers have been intimidated into withdrawing, his involvement in the case. Recounting his discovery of Irving's connections to the far-right Holocaust deniers in the US and of how Irving falsified the documentary evidence on the Second World War, Evans reflects generally and eloquently on the interaction of historical and legal rules of evidence.
The libel case was heard in London and Lipstat was exonerated. Punitive damages were awarded against Irving
The book rips apart Irving and destroys any notion that the man is a serious historian, it goes even further than Lipstadt’s work. It exposes his lies and manipulations and documents his reaction on being caught-out time and time again.
Perhaps now no-one will quote this man again.