Albert Speer was one of the most brilliant and controversial men of the Twentieth Century. Although he was the Adolf Hitlers favourite for many years, Speer refused to share in his suicide and was condemned to twenty years in Spandau Prison for war crimes. His open confession of guilt at the Nuremberg Trials spared him the noose but, to this day, a question mark hangs over his head. What was the level of his involvement in the Holocaust? Was he a man of integrity caught up in a web of evil from which he couldnt escape - or was he just clever and convincing enough to have obscured the worst of his sins? No-one has ever argued convincingly one way or the other. Paula Astridges very personal - and exhaustively researched account - will both entertain and enable the reader to draw their own conclusions.