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

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

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 … Continue reading Review: The Holocaust: A New History – Laurence Rees

Review: The Ends of the Earth

The Ends of the Earth by Robert Goddard My rating: 4 of 5 stars The final book in The Wide World Trilogy and Robert Goddard remembers the Wide World bit on the cover and has the story rushing - as much as a five week sail trip can be said to be rushing - off to Japan in … Continue reading Review: The Ends of the Earth