Army of Evil: A History of the SS and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Buy Used
$2.94
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Acceptable | Details
Sold by bookbazaars
Condition: Used: Acceptable
Comment: It is in acceptable condition. Textbooks might/might not include supplements such as CD, access code, etc. Will be shipped fast.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Army of Evil: A History of the SS Hardcover – Bargain Price, September 4, 2012


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover, Bargain Price, September 4, 2012
$4.89 $2.94

This is a bargain book and quantities are limited. Bargain books are new but could include a small mark from the publisher and an Amazon.com price sticker identifying them as such. Details

Featured Book: 17 Carnations
A historical tour de force about the secret ties among Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and others before, during, and after World War II. Learn more

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Editorial Reviews

Review

“Compelling…Weale elucidates the warped values which enabled this sinister organization to commit some of the worst crimes in recorded history. This is an extremely important book which I recommend most highly.”—Michael Burleigh, author of Moral Combat

“Exceptional.”—Andrew Roberts, Mail On Sunday (UK)

“In this landmark history, Adrian Weale tells the twenty-year story of the SS with much brio and authority, and presents a story rich in drama and horror. This is a major achievement by a historian at the top of his game…A meticulous account of the emergence of the SS from its origins as Hitler’s protection squad to the huge, ungainly beast that it became.”—Guy Walters, Literary Review (UK)

About the Author

Adrian Weale was educated at York University and the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. He spent seven years in the regular army as a military intelligence officer, serving Northern Ireland, Germany, Cyprus and Central America. He left in 1992 to pursue a career as a writer. He has published eight works of non-fiction and he writes and reviews regularly for a range of national newspapers. In 2003, he was mobilized for military service in Iraq, where he was appointed Deputy Governor of Dhi Qar Province. In this role, he organized and supervised the first free local elections in Iraqi history in August and September 2003. He remains on active duty.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: NAL Hardcover; 1 edition (September 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451237919
  • ASIN: B00B9ZFXRU
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,810,755 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P.K. on August 31, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
If you are interested in German WW II history this will give you incite into what it was like living there doing the war. You will be shocked to learn just how powerful Reich Fuhrer Heinrich Himmler SS was.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tom Finley on April 8, 2015
Format: Paperback
Before reading this book, my knowledge of the SS began in the late 30's and ran to the end of the war - like most people. However, the author does a great job explaining how the whole thing got started ten years prior, and it's very interesting to see how things developed. Then, at the same time, I also feel like I've developed more of an understanding on how the NSDAP itself was able to come to power. Even though the author provides a lot of details, and it's clear he did a great deal of research, it's a very easy book to read. Books like this should be required reading in our schools - It would go a long way towards keeping us from repeating history.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gordon Bugbee on November 4, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Good history, a little tedious by the end, struggled a little to finish it. For an organization that stirred such fear and was so pervasive, it's demise was pretty anti-climactic. So's the book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I have been researching my father's WWII memoirs for 3 yrs now. This book helped me put together puzzle pieces of 70 yrs ago. This is an incredible piece of historical writing and should be required by every American student to read.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By Amazon Customer on April 23, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A fair report
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
27 of 48 people found the following review helpful By C. M Mills on September 5, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Army of Evil is a new book by Adrian Weale. Weale, a Sandhurst Graduate and seven year military intelligence veteran of the British Army. Weale has established himself as a bestselling author since he left the military in 1992. Weale's book serves w as an introduction to the SS (Schutzstaffeln). Army of Evil contains many period photographs; includes maps and has a commendable bibliography.
The SS began as Hitler's bodyguard. It was made up a mixture of thugs and also intellectuals. SS Head Himmler and the SS ruled the German Reich. The evil Himmler (1900-suicide in 1945) wielded immense power within Germany. The SS was in charge of the concentration and extermination camps. It was corrupt as the Nazis seized Jewish property and the lives of over 6 million
million Jews. Millions of Soviets, Gypsies, enemy peoples and other died in the gas chambers and by a bullet in the back of the head before a ditch. Himmler and the SS he led were instrumental in wiping out their rivals the SA led by Ernst Rohm on the night of the long knives June 30, 1934. Himmler was a faithful paladin to the murderous Hitler.
Himmler was an odd little man who believed in weird Germanic cults and wanted the SS to be viewed as a Nordic band of honorable knights who had no qualms about murdering racial inferiors. The SS also had an army called the Waffen SS (waffen meaning weapons. It wore black uniforms and specialized in terror against the German people and the nations invaded by the Nazi Wehrmacht.
Weale spends several chapters on a detailed examination of how the SS was organized from the top down to the platoon level. He examines how the SS trained their personnel and the mindset that turned this feared Death Head organization into leaders of a mass industrial killing machine.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D. S. Amsler on June 23, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The rise of the SS in Germany during the run-up to WWI, and the subsequent SS atrocities in re: "The Final Solution" makes for fascinating reading for WWII buffs.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth a. gaudreau on January 7, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Excellent insight to see how the Nazi party formed and how the SS took control. How people like this existed is hard to believe
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?