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Albert Speer - Personality Study
Brad Kelly
76pp. paperback, HTANSW, Sydney, 2012
ISBN: 978 0 85854 380 5

Available from HTANSW:
Standard price $25.00 + postage (GST inclusive).
HTA NSW member price $20.00 + postage (GST inclusive)

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This book is written specifically for the HSC Modern History syllabus in NSW. It includes:

  • Full outline of Speer's Life
  • Student Activities:
    - Chapter Summaries
    - Timeline Summary
    - Evaluation
    - Documentary Study
    - Photo Activities
  • HSC Exam Section:
    - Part (a) & (b) Advice
    - Sample Questions
    - Sample Plans
  • Reading List

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
Chapter 1:
Family Background and Education
Chapter 2: Speer's Introduction to Nazism
Chapter 3: Early Work in the Nazi Party, 1931-33
Chapter 4: 'First Architect' of the Reich, 1934
Chapter 5: The 'Germania' Project, 1937-42
Chapter 6: Paris World Fair, 1937 & the Reich Chancellery, 1938
Chapter 7: Armaments Minister & the Nazi War Effort to 1945
Chapter 8: Significance as Minister for Armaments and War Production
Chapter 9: Forced Labour
Chapter 10: Relationship with Hitler
Chapter 11: Anti-Semitic Activities
Chapter 12: Nuremberg War Crime Trials
Chapter 13: Knowledge of the Concentration Camps
Chapter 14: Reaction to Hitler's 'Scorched Earth' Policy, 1945
Chapter 15: Evaluation - Speer as the Good Nazi?
Chapter 16: Activities
Chapter 17: HSC Exam Questions
Reading List
Index

AUTHOR DETAILS

Brad Kelly is Head of History at Cedars Christian College in the Illawarra. He has taught HSC History courses for over a decade, and marked the Personality section in the HSC examination. Brad has indulged his interest in history by travelling extensively through many of the sites mentioned in the book.

PHOTO CREDITS

Roger George Clark interviewed Albert Speer for the BBC in December 1979. He has kindly allowed use of his diary notes and photos in this book.

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