... excellent and admirably succinct ... A commendation too for the translator, Jefferson Chase, who also translated Ullrich’s recent two-part biography of Hitler. He really understands his author, from Ullrich’s use of irony to his occasionally more polemical moments. It still must be hard for a German scholar to be entirely dispassionate about what was done in (still, just) living memory.
... reads like a thriller 'who dunnit.' As each day unfolds the reader feels the tension and drama as World War II wrenches to a close. The level of detail is fascinating, providing ample grist and satisfaction for World War II history buffs. The book tells a story of what happened after Hitler that few know about. By far, one of the best and unique books on the end of the war in years.