Frederic Krome

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The Iron Sea: How the Allies Hunted and Destroyed Hitler’s Warships

Overall, an engaging history recommended for all U.S. history and World War II collections.
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Hitler’s True Believers: How Ordinary People Became Nazis

As with his earlier book, Backing Hitler, Gellately substantively revises our understanding of the process whereby average Germans became active participants or indifferent bystanders to Nazi atrocities. This work, an impressive synthesis of scholarship and archival sources, will be beneficial for all libraries.
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The Unfathomable Ascent: How Hitler Came to Power

Despite a few missteps, Range exhibits a deft hand at keeping track of the multiple plot lines of German politics. This will be of interest to readers of his previous book and those looking for more insight into the beginnings of Hitler’s rise to power.
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Germany: A Nation in Its Time: Before, During, and After Nationalism, 1500–2000

Smith rejects the notion that German history is the story of militant nationalism marching toward genocide, and instead focuses on cartographers intellectuals who, prior to 1918, often described the landscape and ethnography of Germany in pacifistic terms. This new perspective on German history should be welcomed by all libraries.
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Mengele: Unmasking the “Angel of Death.”

With a distinctive blend of history and political intrigue, Marwell creates a thorough account of one of the most well-known war criminals in history and the efforts to bring him to justice. A worthy addition to Holocaust scholarship.

Citizen 865: The Hunt for Hitler’s Hidden Soldiers in America

A general purchase recommended for public libraries.

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Hitler: A Global Biography

A new perspective on a figure whose actions continue to have a profound and lasting impact on world history.
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Hitler: A Biography

Although the work is occasionally dense owing to the minutiae of German politics, such details are integral to Longerich’s assertion of Hitler’s centrality to all decisions, such as the Holocaust. While some may question the need for another Hitler biography, readers and scholars of 20th-century history will welcome this one.
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Waffen-SS: Hitler’s Army at War

Despite these drawbacks, this book may find a home among dedicated readers of military history.

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