Books: Just an Ordinary Man

HITLER'S WAR by DAVID IRVING 926 pages. Viking. $17.50.

Northwestern University Professor Arthur R. Butz raised hell last winter after he argued that the Holocaust was a gigantic hoax. A newly expanded and somewhat sanitized version of Hitler's Table Talk has been prepared in West Germany. At first such offerings seem variations on Comedian Mel Brooks' idea for a Busby Berkeley-type musical called Springtime for Hitler. In fact, they help to distort evidence and pervert history.

British Writer David Irving participates in the Hitler revisionism, though in a subtler fashion. His peculiar book, indefatigably...

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