Carole Angier

The Art of Propaganda

Leni: The Life and Work Of Leni Riefenstahl

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There are brilliant books about monsters – Ian Kershaw on Hitler, for example, or Simon Sebag Montefiore on Stalin. Leni demonstrates (if you’ve ever doubted it) that Leni Riefenstahl was a monster. Of course she wasn’t a patch on Hitler, and Steven Bach isn’t a patch on Ian Kershaw. So is it worth reading this biography?

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