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.”
“an excellent strategic and operational analysis of this mostly ignored campaign . . .”
“No Surrender encompasses a powerful story about human brotherhood and comradeship reckoning with—and overcoming—the evil realities of Hitler’s Nazi regime.”
“This is the story of catastrophic misjudgments, wishful thinking, and outright betrayal of Czechoslovakia by Europe’s leading powers.”
“Biographer and historian Jean Edward Smith . . .
“Nagorski provides a compelling narrative of the war’s major events, developments, and personalities in 1941.”
“Hitler’s Death represents a useful contribution to the neverending literature dealing in some way with the life and death of this most despicable of human beings.
“A good piece of writing should be brief and concise, but it must also be worthy.”
Many Americans were shocked last year to watch neo-Nazis marching and chanting racist profanity in the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia.
"This very thick book makes a fast entertaining read that illuminates facts about the times on almost every page.
Some of the generals of the Great War have entered into common currency. Almost everyone knows about the American General John J.
Ever since April 30, 1945, the spirit of Adolf Hitler has floated across the minds of Western Europeans and North Americans like a vampiric miasma—a perennial threat that is often invoked whenever
“Siemens shows that the entire Nazi mission and ideology was born within and maintained by the SA.”
“an exceptionally powerful and emotionally charged story.”
"Death of Assassin is an entertaining look at very human characters in a world on the edge of radical change."
It is entirely possible that the vast majority of Americans have never thought of or even considered the possibility that their country and its white supremacist legislation of the 1930s would ever
“If twelve or fifteen thousand Hebrew corrupters of the people had been held under poison gas . . . the sacrifice of millions at the front would not have been in vain.”
“a brilliant exploration of the final days of the European theater, valuable in its military analysis and generous use of eyewitness accounts.”
“cannot be recommended too highly . . . another smoking gun . . .”
Beginning with the Siegestor (Victory Gate) in Munich and ending with the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany: Memories of a Nation by Neil MacGregor seeks to understand four centuries o
On September 18, 1931, the Regensburger Echo ran a front-page article, “Suicide in Hitler's Apartment.” The body of Geli Raubal, Hitler's niece, was found with a single gunshot wound to th