Denial [Movie Tie-in]

  • by Deborah E. Lipstadt
  • Narrated by Kate Udall
  • 13 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In her acclaimed 1993 book, Denying the Holocaust, Deborah Lipstadt called David Irving, a prolific writer of books on World War II, "one of the most dangerous spokespersons for Holocaust denial". The following year, after Lipstadt's book was published in the United Kingdom, Irving led a libel suit against Lipstadt and her publisher. She prepared her defense with the help of a first-rate team of solicitors, historians, and experts, and a dramatic trial unfolded.
Denial, previously published as History on Trial, is Lipstadt's riveting, blow-by-blow account of this singular legal battle, which resulted in a formal denunciation of a Holocaust denier that crippled the movement for years to come. Lipstadt's victory was proclaimed on the front page of major newspapers around the world, such as The Times (UK), which declared that "history has had its day in court and scored a crushing victory".


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Educational account

Educational listening. Interesting to hear about the Trump-style antics of Mr. D. Irving and racist propaganda networks. However, the trial arguments and exchanges don't work well for an audio book. This not a literary masterpiece or a psychological or sociological analysis but the account of a notorious case in the trial. I miss a deeper understanding of the social pathology that people like Irving stands for.
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- M. Nora

The world isn't changing .

This true event reminds me that for inapparent reasons, it appears necessary for groups of people to hate another group, to belittle, demean and sometimes kill the either singly or in small (re: Quebec mosque attack in February 2017) or very large (World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001) groups. It is a terrible commentary on human nature.
As for the book itself, it opens up the shadowy world of the Holocaust denier. It is well written but tends to go on too long and in too much detail on the day to day happenings of the trial. The emotional state of the players is well characterized. It was very hard to put it down.
The performance was superb.
I highly recommend this tome but make sure you have a strong stomach and maybe a box of tissues.
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- Victor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-06-2016
  • Publisher: HarperAudio