An early and ardent supporter of Adolph Hitler, cosmopolitan businessman Ernst Hanfstaengl helped to finance the publication of Mein Kampf and wrote jingoistic music for the German military. As the author of Hot Dogs and Cocktails and co-author of The King's Speech reveals in this biography, however, Hanfstaengl's plainspoken nature and an untimely denunciation by Unity Mitford caused his fall from favor. Incredibly, Hanfstaengl was allowed to emigrate, and upon reaching America, he provided vast amounts of information for his old acquaintance Franklin Roosevelt's S-Project, an anti-German propaganda unit.
"An accomplished and powerful book about a charmingly ghastly individual that makes a major contribution to the literature on the Third Reich."ŚMichael Burleigh