After an abortive career as a social worker, Alan Dearn studied Ancient History at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He completed his doctorate in late Roman religious history at Wolfson College, Oxford in 2003. He currently teaches history at the International Grammar School, Sydney, while maintaining an active research life. His particular fields of interest include the history of martyrdom, the later Roman empire and the social history of Nazi Germany.
"...does a fine job in all aspects, the art is well done, the detail is fantastic, and the information, regarding a subject that could be seen as so tought as to be difficult, fairly done." --Alex Ness, popthought.com"The Hitler Youth was not the same as other youth movements during the same period. No other youth movement at that time pushed their wards into front line combat... Dearn's use of photographs in the book is very well done...provides the reader a good introduction to the Hitler Youth and a firm base to support more in-depth study if desired." --Sergeant Gary I H Kett CD MA, Canadian Army Journal (Summer 2006)"...an informative study of the youth arm of the Nazi part." --Military Trader