The Great Kalanag

How Hitler's magician made the past disappear and won over the world

Original Title: Der große Kalanag

Hardcover with jacket, 480 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-328-60054-1
€ 24.00 [D] | € 24.70 [A] | CHF 33.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Penguin

Date of publication: March 22, 2021
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Malte  Herwig - The Great Kalanag


"That Herwig has braved a much-needed biography of Kalanag is cause for celebration."

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

"Award winning journalist and best-selling author Malte Herwig has managed to pull back the curtain and reveal the long-hidden secrets of the great Kalanag, whose career took him from the corridors of power in the Third Reich to post-war public acclaim on stages around the world. A true story that reads like fiction!"

Richard Hatch, Corporate Magician and Deceptionist

"This biography uncovers some unbelievable stuff. Herwig writes extremely well, and carefully extracts the stations of [Kalanag’s] strange life, including its backdrop and interconnections."

Sächsische Zeitung

"An entertaining and accomplished account of Kalanag’s life, giving us revealing insights into the art of magic."

NDR Kultur

"By the end you’re exhilarated, because it seems like this beautifully novelistic, yet meticulously researched, biography is too astonishing to be true."

Münchner Abendzeitung

"Grippingly told and rigorously researched."


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