Brigitte Hamann is an award-winning German historian based in Vienna. The success of her first book, a biography of Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria, led to others, most notably biographies of Hitler, Winifred Wagner and Empress Elisabeth of Austria, which was named Historical Book of the Year in DAMALS history magazine in 2005. In the same year she won the Concordia Preis in recognition of her work.
'A fascinating and impressive book... Hitler's Vienna serves as a prologue to the inhuman.' - George Steiner, Times Literary Supplement; 'A virtuoso piece both of research and exposition...Brigitte Hamann is an author of great flair, as well as being thorough, scholarly, and thoughtful.' - Robert Evans, Oxford University; 'Hamann's deep knowledge of Vienna and her skeptical approach to previous sources results in a double-sided portrait that will help readers to understand both the Dual Monarchy and WWI and the Third Reich and WWII.' - Publishers Weekly