Ian Kershaw – Hitler: 1936-1945 Nemesis
The second volume, covering the buildup, the war years, and Hitler’s death. It’s amazing how many times throughout the book I thought “that’s horrible, that’s like something the Nazis would… oh, right.”
No matter how many books one reads about the Holocaust, Holodomor, gulag, Maoist China, north Korea, and the like, it remains shocking what people can do to each other. These things really happened.