Books on history of Germany


World War II

The Fall of Berlin 1945, paperback, by Antony Beevor

Infantry Aces: The German Soldier in Combat in WWII (Stackpole Military History Series), Paperback, by Franz Kurowski

"This is an authentic account of German infantry aces, common foot soldiers who were thrust into a blazing maelstrom of bloody horror the world had never seen. On the frozen Russian steppes, under the scorching African desert sun, and in the final desperate battles, they were outnumbered and outgunned and faced impossible odds. Here are the fascinating stories of the men who stared death in the face during some of the most brutal battles ever waged. A concluding chapter examines German infantry tactics."--product description at

Grenadiers: The Story Of Waffen SS General Kurt 'Panzer' Meyer (Stackpole Military History), Paperback, by Kurt Meyer

"German General Kurt 'Panzer' Meyer's autobiography is a fascinating insight into the mind of one of Germany's most highly decorated and successful soldiers of World War II. If you love small-unit actions, this is the book for you. Follow Meyer with the 1st SS-Panzer Division 'Leibstandarte' and the 12th SS-Panzer Division 'Hitlerjugend,' from the first day of the war in Poland, through service in France, Russia, and Greece, up until his capture in Normandy in 1944 and his postwar trials and tribulations."--product description at