Author(s): Anthony Read
The scene is set during the 1936 Olympics, with Berlin as the showcase of the 1000-year Reich. The authors sketch the history of this extraordinary city, as it fell under Nazi sway in 1933 and later became the hub of Hitler's war machine. This title recounts the battle for Berlin in 1945.
'Very good indeed... An excellent tableau of the Berlin apocalypse' - The Times
"Very good indeed... an excellent tableau of the Berlin apocalypse" -- Norman Stone, "The Times"
"Excellent." -- "The Times"
Anthony Read and David Fisher had extremely successful careers in television as writers and producers before embarking on their collaboration as authors. Their bestselling books include Berlin: The Biography of a City, The Proudest Day: India's Long Road to Independence (both available from Pimlico), Operation Lucy, Colonel Z, The Deadly Embrace and Kristallnacht for which they were awarded the H. H. Wingate Prize in 1989. Anthony Read is currently at work on a group biography of those closest to Hitler (Cape, 2003).