Friday, February 13, 2009

David Hare's best books

Playwright and director David Hare, whose screenplay for The Reader has just been nominated for an Academy Award, named a best books list for The Week.

One title on his list:
Albert Speer: His Battle With Truth by Gitta Sereny (Vintage, $25).

I think this is one of the most important books ever written, and certainly on one of the greatest themes: a Mephistophelean account of how Speer was flattered and corrupted into collaboration in Hitler’s crimes—and how he later denied it.
Read about all six titles on Hare's list.

--Marshal Zeringue