The second volume of a new narrative history of the rise and fall of the Nazi regime, by an expert on the Third Reich.
Professor Frank McDonough is an internationally renowned expert on the Third Reich. He studied history at Balliol College, Oxford and gained a PhD from Lancaster University. Now based in Liverpool, McDonough has written many critically acclaimed books, including The Gestapo, Sophie Scholl and most recently The Hitler Years, a two-volume history charting the rise and fall of the Nazi regime.
This book is like a time machine because McDonough writes so
vividly [...] One minute you're dining in private with Churchill
and Stalin, the next you're watching the Wehrmacht advance and
retreat in the east * History of War Magazine *
An impressive tome, beautifully presented with a body of illustrations... McDonough's narrative rattles along, constantly engaging and enlightening and thankfully free from turgid academic jargon... Rarely has the odious story of the Third Reich been so elegantly presented' * History Today *
I have read many books on the period and Frank McDonough's ranks above them all. Bravo -- Danny Baker
McDonough is not content with repeating age-old arguments but seeks to challenge mainstream historiography, bringing into question the real role Hitler played in Nazi Germany * Aspects of History *
McDonough writes clearly and readably with just enough detail on the huge canvas that he covers * Spectator *
An amazing achievement... If you are going to read one book over the Christmas period or early next year then read this -- Paul Ross, talkRadio