Customer Reviews


3 Reviews
5 star:
 (2)
4 star:    (0)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The SS: A Warning from History
A very well and thoroughly researched publication. Guido Knopp at his best, although his documentaries on the TV are even better.
Very informetive and detailed history of the SS from begining to end.

After reading the book I visited the site of the Gestapo headquarters in Berlin which now holds a permanent exhibition called Topography des Terrors...
Published on 9 May 2011 by Roger Tucker

versus
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I bought this book to further my knowledge of Reinhard Heydrich and the role he played in the Nazis' Final Solution. I am a history student and as Heydrich features in my dissertation I was eager to get this book seeing as it had a whole chapter dedicated to the man. However, there is precious little information about Heydrich and the conception of the Reich Security Main...
Published on 3 Mar. 2008 by T J Auld


Most Helpful First | Newest First

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 3 Mar. 2008
By 
T J Auld (Oxfordshire, UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The SS: A Warning from History (Paperback)
I bought this book to further my knowledge of Reinhard Heydrich and the role he played in the Nazis' Final Solution. I am a history student and as Heydrich features in my dissertation I was eager to get this book seeing as it had a whole chapter dedicated to the man. However, there is precious little information about Heydrich and the conception of the Reich Security Main Office under him. There is no use of sources, such as the orders Heydrich gave to the Einsatzgruppen when the Nazis invaded Poland. Unfortunately, the same can be said of the rest of the book. Although the sensationalist style (it is written by a journalist) may be enjoyed by some people, I personally found the writing style to be boring and presumtuous. There are very few historical arguments included and what the author may term as primary sources (from relatively unknown sources!) are inserted within the text in grey boxes, seemingly at random! This makes it difficult to keep the flow of the text going and is annoying as they are sometimes unrelated to the main topic.

If you know little or nothing about the SS and want to improve your knowledge then this book might be worth dipping in to, but don't bother spending too much time on it. There are so many well written and informative books written on this subject and I would recommend all of them above this. If, like me, you know quite a bit about this subject then steer clear of this book.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The SS: A Warning from History, 9 May 2011
This review is from: The SS: A Warning from History (Paperback)
A very well and thoroughly researched publication. Guido Knopp at his best, although his documentaries on the TV are even better.
Very informetive and detailed history of the SS from begining to end.

After reading the book I visited the site of the Gestapo headquarters in Berlin which now holds a permanent exhibition called Topography des Terrors. Everything falls into perspective.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoughts on the book, 14 Dec. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The SS: A Warning from History (Paperback)
I buy these books for my husband and he tells me he has enjoyed it. As they are of no interest to me I can't give you any more info.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

The SS: A Warning from History
The SS: A Warning from History by Guido Knopp (Paperback - 23 Jun. 2005)
£8.30
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews