I’m a fairly voracious reader and usually I try to post some sort of “Reading List” here on the blog occasionally. Often times I don’t end up reading all the books on my list due to either life getting in the way or doing further reading into a topic of a book from the list.
Recently, I’ve finished Albert Speer’s memoir “Inside the Third Reich,” and it is a really interesting look at how a young and unknown architect ended up in such a prominent position in the Nazi government by the end of the war. Speer himself bears the distinction of being the only Nazi that was contrite at the Nuremberg trials. The book itself was very detailed, covering from his becoming an architect in his youth to his efforts to stop the implementation of Hitler’s “scorched earth” order and the subsequent trial at Nuremberg.
Since I’ve been reading a lot of non-fiction recently, I’d like to mix in some more fiction. However, there will be a few WWII non-fiction books that on the list that I’m reading through a second time (eventually). If you have any suggestions for a good fiction book, leave a comment and I’ll check the title out.
Anyways, here’s the list:
The Stranger – Albert Camus
Ham on Rye – Charles Bukowski
Red Inferno: 1945 – Robert Conroy
Bachelor Pad Economics – Aaron Clarey
The Third Reich in Power – Richard J. Evans (Reread)
The Third Reich at War – Richard J. Evans (Reread)
Goering: The Rise and Fall of the Notorious Nazi Leader – Heinrich Fraenkel and Roger Manvell (Reread)
Doctor Goebbels – Heinrich Fraenkel and Roger Manvell (Reread)
Hiter’s Hangman: The Life of Heydrich – Robert Gerwarth (Reread)