"Covering a broad period of time in both Iraq and Afghanistan, Filkins tells it as he saw it. This brutally honest reporter's view of people, battles, and other events in these torn countries is simply amazing. This is an eye-opening view of what has really been going on in our long wars in those countries."
"A reflective account of a Nazi's career from boy to the end of the war and beyond. Very little writing about battles, though he saw plenty, but more about how Nazi Germany shaped their people during this horrible period of history. This book clears up many questions I've always had about the war and about Nazis and the Germans in that era. A very good book."