Review: Ardennes 1944: Hitler’s Last Gamble – Antony Beevor

December, 1944. Hitler launches his last gamble: soldiers and tanks pour into the snowy forests and gorges of the Ardennes. In the most hostile conditions since Stalingrad a million men do bloody battle to determine the end of the Second World War

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Review: The Third Reich in Power by Richard J. Evans (The History of the Third Reich, #2)

5 of 5 stars Series: The History of The Third Reich 2 My version: Audiobook Non Fiction Germany, WWII The Penguin Press 2005 StoryTel subscription The definitive account of Germany's malign transformation under Hitler's total rule and the implacable march to war. By the middle of 1933, the democracy of the Weimar Republic had been transformed into the police …

Review: The Holocaust: A New History – Laurence Rees

5 of 5 stars My version: Audiobook Non Fiction Viking 2017 StoryTel subscription Laurence Rees' masterpiece is revealing in three ways. First, it is based not only on the latest academic research, but also on 25 years of interviewing survivors and perpetrators, often at the sites of the events, many of whom have never had their words published …

Review: The Nazi Hunters. How A Team Of Spies And Survivors Captured The World’s Most Notorious Nazi – Neal Bascomb

One of many books the young people of today need to read

Review: Savage Continent by Keith Lowe

Just be glad you weren't there

Review: Hanns and Rudolf. The German Jew and the Hunt for the Commandant of Auschwitz

A gripping thriller, an unspeakable crime, an essential history - John le Carré

Review: The Northmen’s Fury. A History of the Viking World

Lord, save us...another Viking history.

Review: Catastrophe

The war to end all wars that started another

Review: Wulfsuna

Wulfsuna by E.S. Moxon My rating: 5 of 5 stars Lighting up a previously dark age in my personal historical knowledge, Wulfsuna is a convincing and compulsive tale that starts with a bang of betrayal, battle and blood - and builds from there. Wulfsuna, is the start of a series of books featuring the characters and begins …

Review: Viking America. The Norse Crossings and their Legacy

  Viking America The Norse Crossings and their Legacy by Robert Enterline My rating: 5 of 5 stars It’s only a short book, but that's because there isn’t very much information about the Norse exploration of North America. There are some mentions in the Icelandic Sagas and, of course, there is a Viking settlements (or …