“a decisive event in the making of modern Europe . . .”
“Dannatt and Lyman tell an engaging history of the British army, 1918 to 1940, that offers lessons in ‘the failure of both political and military leadership and disfunctionality between the
“Jones’ tale of the Beer Hall Putsch is only the culmination of his thoughtful analysis of German politics in the crucial year of 1923.”
“Lowell Bennett did not write as a journalist but in the honest and human prose of the best in memoirs, a work well received in 1945 that still takes the reader on a great adventure today.”
“for anyone who understands the concept that ‘it takes a village to raise a child,’ will understand the concept ‘it takes an Auschwitz to understand a nation.’”
“Were it not for the horrors visited on Germany’s European neighbors, as well as on many of its own citizens, by the Nazis, one might almost feel a twinge of sympathy for the common German.
During WWII the Germans had about 1,000 prisoner of war camps, holding 170,000 British military alone. The number of stories that could be told is enormous.
“Snyder’s book graphically, relentlessly details the horrific murders committed by the Nazi and Soviet regimes in the vast geographic region between Germany and Russia.”
“This is an important addition to the library of Holocaust literature, but it should be read with other historical post-war texts that examine the perpetrators of the Holocaust more deeply.
“Singing Like Germans is a superb piece of historical research enlivened by its author’s deep fascination with her subject matter.”
“Marton’s prologue and epilogue sum up Merkel’s astounding political life, and yet all the chapters in between are what provide the immaculate details of how she came to be Angela Merkel.”
“Tunnel 29 is a riveting story about what happens when people lose their freedom. A true hero risks everything to win it back for those he did not know.”
It’s World War II.
“Thomas Ferenczi has written a concise, primary-sourced, and fact-based history of Nazi Germany’s foreign policy between 1933 and 1939.”
“All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days is an exceptionally well-crafted book.”
“In Eva and Eve, Julie Metz reminds her readers that time and opportunity are not infinite, and that good people must be ever vigilant in opposing tyranny.”
“Leah Garrett must be congratulated for pulling all these stories together by bringing praiseworthy attention to these young Jewish resisters of Nazism who became among the most noble and c
“Eric Vuillard’s book is an aphoristic masterpiece.
“Demons haunted Germany after World War II, and Germans turned to ancient rites and rituals to seek redress and recovery. Professor Black tells that story well.”
“Ullrich’s work is a remarkable treatise on the malevolence of power in modern times. Take care, lest we fall into the trap of autocracy.”
According to Victor Hugo, a barbarian of civilization is preferable to a civilized barbarian. Alaric the Goth was supposedly the former.
The 1936 Summer Olympiad marked pivotal moments in history for world athletes and world politics.
“Fritzche’s focus in this erudite and interesting book is less on how and why Hitler gained power, and more on the mostly favorable response of the German people to the Third Reich.”
“As with many other topics related to the world’s greatest and deadliest human conflict, there is much here for all of us to learn, know and try to understand about ourselves in chaotic and
“an incredible tale of technology and heroism.”