Daniel Johnson

Sharpening The Knives

The Coming of the Third Reich

By

Allen Lane The Penguin Press £25 order from our bookshop

NOT ANOTHER BOOK about the Nazis! The heart sinks further at the first sentence of this 600-page volume: ‘This book is the first of three on the history of the Third Reich.’ Can there really be anything new left to say – and isn’t such length inordinate?

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