They were among the most powerful men in Germany from 1933 to 1945 and answered to only one man...Adolf Hitler. Remarkably, even in Germany, no comprehensive biographical study of the NSDAP’s regional leaders, the Gauleiter, has ever been published. Drawing on a wealth of documents, many from original personnel files in the Bundesarchiv in Berlin, the authors present highly detailed and fascinating biographies of these men who governed Germany on Hitler’s behalf. The text is complemented by numerous photos, many unpublished, plus examples of autographs. In addition to the biographies, a lengthy section provides information on all of the 43 Gaue (regions) of Nazi Germany. Military history author Richard Hargreaves writes of the manuscript...”the most comprehensive overview I’ve seen in any language.” H/C. 454p.