many who believe that Irving builds some new shock
to public belief into each book he writes. The
other side of Irving makes him a most formidable
opponent. . . . He has uncovered enormous
quantities of private diaries and papers hidden
from Allied investigators. And he has shown a
combination of generosity and commercial acumen in
Donald Cameron Watt in The Sunday Times,
August 13, 1989.
David Irving seems to produce
controversy on every subject he writes about. . . .
But even his opponents give Irving some admiration
for his detailed research which almost always turns
up some fresh collection of private papers and
diaries which have long laid hidden. . . "
Howard in The Argus Weekender, September
fastidious may find Mr Irving's style
vulgar. They will read on all the same, I guess,
mesmerised by Mr Irving's narrative skill, by his
prodigious researches, which have placed something
fascinating, important, revealing or horrifying in
almost every paragraph, and by his peculiar
Welch reviewing Göring in The
Spectator, London, August 19, 1989.
write to David Irving
[Photo by David
Gamble, for The Independent on
has an extraordinary talent for digging
up otherwise obscure Nazi sources.. . . He does
have a real knack of penetrating the 'mind' of
Norman Stone in The New Statesman ,
August 18, 1989.
author is also a remarkable researcher
who has the tenacity and ability to find unknown
material in the most unlikely places, enabling him
to shed new light on past heroes and enemies."
James Rusbridger in Western Morning News,
August 19, 1989.
Irving, a remarkable researcher, a
brilliant discoverer of documents, and a skilful
writer, tells the [Göring] story well.
. . . "
Hugh Trevor-Roper (Lord Dacre), in The Sunday
Telegraph, August 20, 1989.
a writer whose contempt for professional
historians is well known."
Christian in The Houston Chronicle, April
research effort is awesome."
Larry Thompson reviewing Göring in
The Chicago Tribune, April 15, 1989.
said the Bundesarchiv (German Federal Archives) in
a press release after he donated the
to them in January 1992 -- and the archives hinted
darkly that he had "contacts to the political right
wing" to thank for his good fortune in finding such