The House Built on Sand

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The House Built on Sand

By Gerald Reitlinger
Viking, 1960
459 pp. $6.95
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The author of "The Final Solution" and "The SS: Alibi of a Nation, 1922-1945" continues his study of Nazi policies with this work on German policy in Russia from 1941 to 1945. While the author has the benefit of a number of earlier books on this subject--including those by Braeutigam, Thorwald, Kleist, Fischer, Armstrong and Dallin--his is a useful addition, especially in its critical discussion of the various "might-have-beens." On the whole, he is skeptical of the chances of a markedly different outcome.

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