Carole Angier

The Art of Propaganda

Leni: The Life and Work Of Leni Riefenstahl


Little, Brown 386pp £25 order from our bookshop

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?

Sign Up to our newsletter

Receive free articles, highlights from the archive, news, details of prizes, and much more.

Follow Literary Review on Twitter