Books

Reviews of entire books – brochures, monographs, anthologies.



Dunkirk: The Patriotic Myth by Nicholas Harmon. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1980. 271 pp. with appendices, maps, photographs, annotated bibliography, index. $12.95 ISBN: 0-671-25389-1 Forty one years ago nearly 340,000 British and French troops were evacuated from the besieged port of Dunkirk. At the time the event was portrayed …

Gerd Honsik, Fiend and Felon (translated from Schelm und Scheusal by Medea deSculda), Taby, Sweden, undated, 404 pp., hardcover, photos, bibliography, index. $20.- This book can be ordered from Castle Hill Publishers. Now that professional "Nazi"-hunter Simon Wiesenthal has added knighthood by the British crown to the numerous honors that …

James Bovard, Terrorism and Tyranny: Trampling Freedom, Justice, and Peace to Rid the World of Evil, NY: Palgrave, August 2004, 448 pages, pb., $16.95 A devastating attack on President Bush’s Justice Department and the similarly misnamed Patriot Act, Terrorism and Tyranny has been hailed by sources as disparate as the …

Johannes Rogalla von Bieberstein, Jüdischer Bolschewismus. Mythos und Realität (Jewish Boshevism. Myth and Reality), Edition Antaios, Dresden 2002, 312, €29.- "There is hardly any myth that is more important and which has more consequences than the one about ‘Jewish Bolshevism.’"—Prof. Dr. Ernst Nolte, Preface In a major work published a …

Churchill’s War: Triumph in Adversity (Vol. II), by David Irving. London: Focal Point, 2001. Hardcover. 1060 pages. Photographs. Appendices. Source references. Index. (Available from the IHR for $50, plus shipping.) It has been fourteen years since the publication of the first volume of David Irving’s three-part biography of Britain’s legendary …

Neighbors: The Destruction of the Jewish Community in Jedwabne, Poland by Jan T. Gross. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2001. Hardcover. 216 pp., index, photos, maps. Samuel Crowell is the pen name of an American writer who describes himself as a “moderate revisionist.” At the University of California (Berkeley) …

Copenhagen by Michael Frayn. New York: Anchor, 2000. 132 pages. Daniel W. Michaels is a Columbia University graduate (Phi Beta Kappa, 1954) and a Fulbright exchange student to Germany (1957). Now retired after 40 years of service with the U.S. Department of Defense, he writes from his home in Washington, …

The Fascist Ego: A Political Biography Of Robert Brasillach, William R. Tucker, University of California Press, 341 pp. hardback $22.95. ISBN: 0-520-027108 Robert Brasillach, one of the most promising literary critics, novelists, poets and journalists of the thirties, was condemned in a French courtroom of collaboration with the Germans and …

A half century ago, on the night of 9-10 November 1938, destructive riots against Jews, their stores and synagogues broke out in many German cities. The windows of many Jewish stores were broken and as a result this night is often designated ironically as "Reichskristallnacht" (National Crystal Night), referring to …

The Third Reich and the Palestine Question by Francis R. Nicosia. Austin: The University of Texas Press, 1985, Hardbound xiv+ 319 pages, $35.00, ISBN 0-292-72731-3. Although Zionists today are loath to admit it publicly, the fact remains that the Zionist movement, during the period leading up to the Second World …

Christopher R. Browning, 2003. “Perpetrator Testimony: Another Look at Adolf Eichmann.” In : Christopher R. Browning, Collected Memories: Holocaust History and Postwar Testimony, The University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, Wisconsin, 2003. Introduction Christopher R. Browning is Frank Porter Graham Professor of History at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill. The …

Editor’s introduction Considerable attention has been devoted during the past year to a book on “The Crematories of Auschwitz” by French pharmacist Jean-Claude Pressac. Published in September 1993, it has been widely praised for providing definitive proof that the “Holocaust deniers” are wrong. For example, The New Yorker (Nov. 15, …

Hitler as Philosophe: Remnants of the Enlightenment in National Socialism, by Lawrence Birken. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 1995. Hardcover. 120 pages. Reference notes. Bibliography. Index. $45.00.  A specter is haunting the world – the specter of Hitlerism. That, in short, is the stern warning of this provocative book, written by an …

Special Treatment: The Untold Story of Hitler's Third Race by Alan Abrams. Secaucus, NJ: Lyle Stuart, 1985, 261pp, ISBN 0-8184-0364-0. This book may have the most ironic title of any work dealing with the Jews of Europe in the 1930's and 40's. Its author, Alan Abrams, is a convinced Exterminationist, …

Editor's Note: Food and hunger have, for as long as we have records, played a part in the internal and external struggle for political power. The advance to barbarism entailed in the intentional mass privation and starvation of millions of men, women and children detailed below has become an all …

The Other Holocaust: Many Circles Of Hell, by Bohdan Wytwycky, Novak, 1980, 918 F Street NW #410, Washington, DC 20004, 96pp, paperback. ISBN: 9991651950. The inevitable has happened. Exterminationist circles are viciously divided as to “whose Holocaust is it anyway?” This Ukrainian author has sought to hitch a ride on …

The Crime Of Moscow In Vynnytsia, Introduction by John F. Stewart, Preface by Lewis Brandon, Institute for Historical Review, 1980, 48 pp. paperback, $3.00 from IHR. ISBN: 0-911038-90-6. In 1943 the German occupation authorities in Ukraine discovered the bodies of 9,439 victims of the Soviet NKVD. The victims were all …

Bomber Command: The Myths and Reality of the Strategic Bombing Offensive 1939–45 by Max Hastings. New York, The Dial Press/James Wade, 1979. 469 pp with Notes, Appendices, Illustrations, Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-8037-0154-X. One of the most controversial campaigns of the Second World War was the bombing offensive against Germany. British, …

A Place Apart, by Dervla Murphy, Devin-Adair Company, 290pp. hardback, $15.00. ISBN: 0-8159-6516-8. The "place apart" to which Ms. Murphy refers is that much maligned and misunderstood part of the world, Northern Ireland. After many trips cycling in and to India, Nepal, Pakistan and Ethiopia, the Irish authoress suddenly realized …

Hitler vs. Roosevelt, The Undeclared Naval War, by Thomas A. Bailey and Paul B. Ryan, The Free Press (a division of Macmillan Publishing Co.), 303pp, Hardbound, $12.95. ISBN: 02-901270-8. Two apparently major reviews are found on the back jacket of this 1979 book; one by Edward L. Beach of Run …

Genocide in the Holy Land by Rabbi Moshe Schonfeld is a worthy sequel to the same author's The Holocaust Victims Accuse. Rabbi Schonfeld presents a documented account of the destruction by the Zionists of Middle Eastern and North African Jewry. Although the book focuses on the plight of Yemenite Jews, …

In October 1978 l'Express, a French weekly comparable to Newsweek, published an interview with Louis Darquier de Pellepoix, who had been commissioner for Jewish affairs in the Vichy Government during the German occupation, and who has lived in Spain since the war. Darquier's generally unrepentant attitude, plus his claim that …

Compt rendue de: Florent Brayard, Comment l'idée vint à M. Rassinier. Naissance du révisionnisme. Préface de Pierre Vidal-Naquet, Paris, Fayard, 1996, 464 p., ISBN : 2-213-59507-0, 160 F ttc. M. Brayard est un étudiant qui a de la chance. Après un mémoire de maîtrise présenté en 1990 à l'université de …

Louis Fisher, Nazi Saboteurs on Trial: A Military Tribunal and American Law. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 2003. Hardcover. 200 pp. $29.95 A new study of the trial of eight Germans captured while on a mission to sabotage U.S. industrial and civil facilities in 1942. Fisher finds that their …

Annette Insdorf, Indelible Shadows: Film and the Holocaust, 3rd ed., Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2003, 430 pp., $25.- Indelible Shadows is a rather idiosyncratic study of films, dramatic and documentary, that cluster around the Holocaust, narrowly defined by author Annette Insdorf as the "genocide of European Jewry." If the author …

Raul Hilberg, Sources of Holocaust Research: An Analysis, R. Dee, Chicago, 2001, hardcover, 218 pp., $26.- 1. The Destruction of European Jewry Fifteen years ago, Robert Faurisson stated the opinion that Raul Hilberg was the only representative of the official version of the "Holocaust" for whom he felt a certain …

At times, in a debate of ideas, an attack on the person of the adversary can be justified if, explicitly or implicitly, this type of attack is preceded or accompanied by an argumentation on the substance. On the other hand, a pure and simple ad hominem argument, without further ado, …

Paved with Good Intentions: The Failure of Race Relations in Contemporary America, by Jared Taylor. New York: Carroll & Graf, 1992. Hardcover. 416 pages. Notes. Index. ISBN: 0-88184-866-2. (Available from the IHR for $22.95, plus $2 shipping.) Charles Stanwood is the pen name of an educator who holds a Ph.D. …

The Case for Auschwitz: Evidence from the Irving Trial by Robert Jan van Pelt. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2002. Hardcover. Index, bibliography, illustrations. Samuel Crowell is the pseudonym of a graduate of the University of California (Berkeley). There he studied philosophy, foreign languages (including German, Polish, Russian, and Hungarian), …

By Erik Larson. Crown Publishing Group, New York, 2011, 448 pp. By June 1933, the “Nazis”—a new word in the world’s lexicon—had held power in Germany for almost six months, and were not expected to last, unlikely characters as virtually all of them were. The American ambassador to Germany had …

The War Between The Generals, by David Irving. New York: Congdon and Weed (distributed by St. Martin’s Press), 1981, 446pp, $9.95 Pb, ISBN 0-312-92921-8. Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy, by Max Hastings. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984, 368pp, $17.95, ISBN 0-671-46029-3. David Irving first gained the attention …

Uprising! One Nation’s Nightmare: Hungary 1956, by David Irving. London, Sydney, Auckland, Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, 1981. 628pp, $13.50, ISBN 0-340-18313-6 No less a figure than A. J. P. Taylor has described British historian David Irving as “a patient researcher of unrivalled industry and success.” Since the publication of his …

The Man Who Invented ‘Genocide’: The Public Career And Consequences of Raphael Lemkin, by James J. Martin. Costa Mesa, CA: Institute for Historical Review, 1984, 360pp,$15.95 Hb, $9.95 Pb, ISBN 0-939484-17-X (Hb), 0-939484-14-5 (Pb). Until a historical revisionist conference of three years ago, I had never heard of Raphael Lemkin. …

Doug Collins, an award-winning journalist, has worked for several Canadian daily newspapers, and is the author of several books. He served with the British army during the Second World War, and then with the British control commission in postwar occupied Germany. For more about Collins, see the Nov.-Dec. 1994 Journal, …

Simon Sebag Montefiore, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, Knopf, New York, 2004, 785 pp. The British Book Awards’ History Book of the Year has been awarded to the distinguished Anglo-Jewish journalist/novelist Simon Sebag Montefiore for his Stalin: the Court of the Red Star.[1] Montefiore’s special writing interest …

Yuri Rubtsov, Alter Ego Stalina (Based on declassified archival documents), Svonnitsa-MG, Moscow, 1999, 302 pp. Yuri Rubtsov, Iz-za spiny vozhdya: poli ticheskaya i voyennaya deyatel’nost L. Z. Mekhlisa (Behind the Leader’s Back; The Political and Military Activities of L. Z. Mekhlis), Kompaniya Ritm, Moscow, 2003, 253 pp. Until the appearance …

Constantine Pleshakov. Stalin’s Folly: The Tragic First Ten Days of World War II on the Eastern Front. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York, 2005, 312 pp. As the title of Constantine Pleshakov’s book implies, the author, a Russian historian,[1] holds Stalin personally responsible for the debacle that befell …

Walking Beside Jesus in the Holy Land: An Illustrated Travel and Study Guide to the Holy Land, by Isabelle Bacon. Brattleboro, Vt.: Amana Books, 1992. Softcover. 161 pages. Illustrations, Maps. $10. ISBN 0 915597 53 5. Isabelle Bacon, holding a copy of her guide to the Holy Land, with Dr. …

Exposing historical and media fraud sometimes takes years or even decades. In the case of a recent heavily promoted and widely praised multi-media project – designed to promote the Holocaust story, condemn official racism against blacks in America during the Second World War, and encourage racial tolerance – debunking has …

Encyclopedia of the Palestine Problem, by Issa Nakhleh. New York: Intercontinental Books, 1991. Hardcover. Two volumes (8½ × 11 inch format). 1,180 pages. Illustrations. Maps. Notes. Bibliography. Index. ISBN 096228811X. (Available from the IHR: $69, plus $5 shipping.) Robert John is a diplomatic historian and policy analyst. He is co-author …