Books by Edwin P. Hoyt

THE LAST STAND by Edwin P. Hoyt
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"Adequately researched, but pretentious and poorly presented, unworthy of its subject and of Hoyt's reputation."
Military historian Hoyt (Angels of Death, 1994, etc.) joins a long list of writers who've set out to explain exactly what happened at the Little Bighorn (for the most recent, see Earl Murray's Flaming Sky, p. 804), but his own account improves on none in either particulars or perspective. Read full book review >
ANGELS OF DEATH by Edwin P. Hoyt
Released: April 1, 1994

"A revelatory appraisal of an Axis kingpin whose sociopolitical career has been accorded far less attention than that of the madman he served so loyally. (Photos)"
Disregard the deceptive title. Read full book review >
Released: March 16, 1994

"Hoyt adds nothing to our knowledge of Mussolini and, though claiming to take a fresh look at Il Duce, seems only to confirm that he was a repugnant figure whose rule was a disaster for Italy."
In this odd revisionist biography of Mussolini, Tokyo-based journalist and historian Hoyt (Now Hear This, 1993, etc. etc.) unconvincingly argues that the Fascist leader ``deserves a better rating than he has yet been given in the West.'' Elected prime minister after the 1922 ``March on Rome,'' Mussolini soon established Europe's first modern dictatorship. Read full book review >
Released: May 31, 1993

"An engrossing example of military history with a human face. (Twenty photographs)"
A kaleidoscopic series of short-take narratives that, collectively, document the hell-and-high-water lot of American sailors during WW II. Read full book review >
WARLORD by Edwin P. Hoyt
Released: April 1, 1993

"A revelatory portrait of an Axis kingpin whose intriguing story has been overlooked, at least compared to the coverage accorded his German and Italian counterparts."
An eye-opening political bio of Hideki Tojo, Japan's premier for much of WW II. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1993

"An insider's intriguing perspectives on an ill-starred belligerency, plus savvy commentary and continuity from a veteran military historian."
During WW II, Vice Admiral Matome Ugaki was the only known member of the Japanese Navy's high command to keep a diary. Read full book review >
199 DAYS by Edwin P. Hoyt
Released: Feb. 1, 1993

"Military history of a very high caliber. (Maps, plus 32 pages of fresh photos from the erstwhile USSR—some seen.)"
An illuminating overview of the murderously destructive clash that, arguably, paved the way for Germany's defeat in WW II. Read full book review >
HIROHITO by Edwin P. Hoyt
Released: May 14, 1992

"Well written, but Hoyt adds little here to our knowledge of Hirohito the man, while his thoughts about Hirohito the emperor amount to an anithistorical polemic."
A provocative but unpersuasive apologia for the Japanese emperor. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 21, 1990

An episodic overview of WW II as endured by unsung American aviators who not only flew the unfriendly skies of the European and Pacific theaters but also manned stateside training commands. Read full book review >