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An Excellent Book
on 16 May 2014
The Third Reich at War by Richard J. Evans is an excellent book detailing the story of the Nazi party and Germany during the Second World War. It is well-written, detailed, informative and opinionated, providing details and arguments certainly on the conduct and military capabilities of the German Field Commanders and on the Battle of Kursk and other later Russian offensives that run counter to most people's perception. It is important to note that even though in this review I have mentioned military details this is not a history of Germany in the Second World War, with an obsessive focus on battles and warfare, but a more rounded and in-depth examination of that country, its people and its leaders during the conflict. Although it is still a thematic work, like the previous two volumes, it does have more of a chronological underpinning and while it is an attempt at a comprehensive history it does focus on a number of key issues and events. Overall, an excellent, sometimes unsettling to read, concluding volume.