Search Results: "Ian Kershaw"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 2007

"Kershaw blends an understanding of the blunt-force turning points of history with an appreciation for missed opportunities. Of much interest to students of the modern era."
The world's leaders pave the path to war—and to the rest of a war-ridden century—in this insightful interpretation of recent history. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2011

"A carefully considered and powerfully told saga of a national suicide."
The Third Reich was dead, but it wouldn't lie down. Read full book review >

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HITLER by Ian Kershaw
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 25, 1999

"Thus, what emerges is a fascinating dialectic between the socioeconomic causes of Hitler's rise and the responsibility of the German people for his reign of terror. (32 pages b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A monumental biography that seeks to be the final word (at least for this century) on the subject. Read full book review >

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TO HELL AND BACK by Ian Kershaw
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"An ambitious, dense, sometimes-difficult treatment of a vast topic."
From the so-called golden age that preceded the guns of August 1914 to the early frost of the Cold War, a much-honored British historian takes on the 20th-century history of Europe. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 1, 2003

"For war buffs who can't get enough of Saving Private Ryan."
By-the-numbers saga of a bruised and bullet-riddled combat unit in WWII. Read full book review >

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JACK LONDON by Alex Kershaw
Released: Jan. 30, 1998

"In trying to track down the real Jack London, Kershaw retraces everyone else's footsteps. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen; maps)"
Another tame biographer lamely follows the call of Jack London's wild life. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 23, 2003

"A worthy introduction to an adventurous life."
Fast-paced biography of the daredevil war photographer who died in combat at age 40. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"The life of a courageous, righteous man well told."
Popular historian Kershaw (Escape from the Deep: A True Story of Courage and Survival During World War II, 2009, etc.) looks at the work of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg and his still mysterious disappearance. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 11, 2006

"A delight for military buffs."
Rousing story of idealistic Americans who fought against the Nazis with Britain's Royal Air Force long before the U.S. entered World War II. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 26, 2008

"Reads like the best suspense fiction."
Kershaw (The Few, 2006, etc.) fashions a gripping, novelistic account of the U.S. submarine Tang's tragic final patrol. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 30, 2012

"This engrossing wartime narrative offers a fresh look at the European campaign and an intimate sense of the war's toll on individual participants."
Well-researched, sprawling account of unforgiving combat in World War II, told with pulpy immediacy. Read full book review >