Eichmann Before Jerusalem

Hardcover $35.00

Knopf | Sep 02, 2014 | 608 Pages | 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 | ISBN 9780307959676

  • Paperback$17.95

    Vintage | Aug 18, 2015 | 608 Pages | 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 | ISBN 9780307950161

  • Hardcover$35.00

    Knopf | Sep 02, 2014 | 608 Pages | 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 | ISBN 9780307959676

  • Ebook$17.99

    Knopf | Sep 02, 2014 | 608 Pages | ISBN 9780307959683


A New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award.

“[Stangneth’s] comprehensive research brings the man and his circumstances firmly back into focus. . . . no future discussion will be able to confront the Eichmann phenomenon and its wider political implications without reference to this book.”—Steven Aschheim, The New York Times Book Review
“Extraordinary . . . . At each stage, the meticulous quality of [Stangneth’s] research and her distinctive moral outrage make the journey enthralling . . . . Stangneth’s book has the flavor of a detective story . .  . . [A] fine, important book.”—Michael Signer, The Daily Beast
“Stangneth has combined the talents of rigorous academic research with investigative journalism in tracking down and sifting through the mounds of archival data located in diffuse venues. Her efforts at comparing, collating and interpreting the wealth of material in the hall of mirrors and blind alleys that Eichmann erected are nothing less than prodigious.” —Jack Schwartz, Haaretz
“It is impossible to overestimate the meticulous care Stengneth has taken in documenting everything she says. If there is a misspelling or typographical error, she notes it . . . . This has been called ‘a disturbing book well worth reading.’ Yes, it is disturbing, and yes, it is well worth reading, even more than once.” —Stephanie Shapiro, Buffalo News
“Thrilling in its purpose….there is no doubt of its importance: Stangneth’s research, full of forgotten papers, lost interviews, and buried evidence, turns the conventional wisdom about Eichmann on its head.” —Publishers Weekly

“A riveting reconstruction of a fanatical National Socialist’s obdurate journey in exile and appalling second career in Argentina…. Stangneth masterfully sifts through the information…. A rigorously documented, essential work not only about Eichmann’s masterly masquerade, but also about how we come to accept appearances as truth.” —Kirkus (*starred review*)

“Fascinating.” —Efraim Zuroff, The Jerusalem Report

Meticulously researched, compellingly argued, engagingly written. Bettina Stangneth confronts Hannah Arendt’s notion of the “banality of evil” with important new evidence and nuanced insight, permitting a fresh and informed reassessment of this riven debate. Arendt would surely have applauded the Stangneth challenge.” —Timothy Ryback

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