- Paperback: 496 pages
- Publisher: Abacus (2 Feb. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0349117527
- ISBN-13: 978-0349117522
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 3.3 x 19.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 251,316 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The SS: A New History Paperback – 2 Feb 2012
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Weale's style is spare and compelling. He deftly evokes the various personalities involved in a paramilitary army which shrouded itself in bureaucratic acronyms . . . This is an extremely important book which I recommend most highly (Michael Burleigh, author of MORAL COMBAT)
'In this landmark history, Adrian Weale deftly charts the development of the SS from its origins as a personal entourage to a weapon of genocide . . . This is a major achievement by a historian at the top of his game, and deserves a lasting place on the (Guy Walters, author of HUNTING EVIL and BERLIN GAMES)
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Informative but far from an engaging read.
Also, the author's sources are almost all english-language and secondary material - there is alot in german on this which would have made for a much more important and comprehensive book.
So, all in all, a bit of a missed opportunity. If you know nothing about the SS then it is fine. But bear in mind that there is more to the story than this.
In short a good, solid general book on the SS, But for someone who already has a solid grounding in the history I would recomened anything by Christopher Hale.
4 stars and not 3 as I found it enhanced and shored up my knowledge without being dull and uninteresting
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Great book if you need a quick easy read. Not as detailed as others but still worth a read.Published 4 months ago by ALAN 81
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