This is a terrific book. As Sydnor points out, it has had a long life, & justly so. I found it very hard to put down. The author does an excellent job of placing you beside the action. His information on Eicke himself is equally impressive. It was fascinating reading about the care & amazing effort Eicke put into the division seemingly 24 hours a day. The entire book is meticulously researched & it has tons of great footnotes. To my knowledge it is the only sole work on the
Totenkopfdivision. It definitely must be on the shelf of everyone interested in the Waffen SS or Wehrmacht. Although opinions of the SSTK's conduct may vary from the author's, thank you Mr. Sydnor for such a great study.