I'm well into a terrific little find that covers Hitler's earlier life called Hitler's Piano Player, by Peter Conradi. Only up to page 72 and find it immensely enjoyable and informative. It is actually about Ernst Hanfstaengl who, as most of you will already know, was a very close friend and confidant of Adolf in those early days. So far very enjoyable. Dont let the title put you off as it is extremely well written and researched. I've recently finished BERLIN (the downfall 1945) by Antony Beevor. A big book. It had to be as it covers practically everything in the last months of the war, in particular the Russian's advance on Berlin and the atrocities they (Russians) caused: apparently two million German women were raped by the Red Army during WW2. BERLIN is mammoth book, thoroughly researched (what else would you expect from Beevor) and worth the effort of getting through it. I highly recommend it.