Robert K. Wittman’s second book, THE DEVIL’S DIARY: Alfred Rosenberg and the Stolen Secrets of the Third Reich, published March 29, 2016. It was written with Pulitzer Prize winning author David Kinney.
A groundbreaking World War II narrative wrapped in a riveting detective story, The Devil’s Diary investigates the disappearance of a private diary penned by Alfred Rosenberg, Adolf Hitler’s “chief philosopher,” and mines its long-hidden pages to deliver a fresh, eye-opening account of the Nazi rise to power and the genesis of the Holocaust
““A fascinating scholarly detective story centering on the often overlooked ideological architect of the Third Reich…”-Kirkus Reviews
“Alfred Rosenberg was one of the most unfathomable of the Third Reich’s leaders, but he arises in horrific clarity in Wittman and Kinney’s engrossing book. Rosenberg’s personal writings, which were nearly lost to history, receive a dramatic interpretation in The Devil’s Diary. It’s an intriguing read for anyone fascinated by the personalities of Nazi Germany.”—Jack El-Hai, author of The Nazi and the Psychiatrist
"Both an incisive biography and a Monuments Men-like detective story, The Devil’s Diary is a very rewarding read. While exposing in fresh, stunning detail the role Alfred Rosenberg played in the Holocaust… Well done!”—Neal Bascomb, national bestselling author of Hunting Eichmann and The Winter Fortress
"The Devil’s Diary has all the elements of a great book: a hugely influential but forgotten confidant of Adolf Hitler, a long-lost Nazi journal, and a crusading Jewish lawyer who spent his life at war with the leading men of the Third Reich.”—Joaquin “Jack” Garcia, New York Times bestselling author of Making Jack Falcone