Friday, May 15, 2009

Hilary Earl's new book

April saw the publication by Cambridge University Press of Dr. Hilary Earl's new book, The Nuremberg SS-Einsatzgruppen Trial, 1945–1958: Atrocity, Law, and History.

Devin O. Pendas, Boston College says:

This is a compelling, well-written, and well-researched book. In this imaginative and important study, Hilary Earl both tells the story of the Nuremberg Einsatzgruppen Trial, the ‘biggest murder trial in history,’ and paints a fascinating collective portrait of some of history’s biggest killers... she tells us a great deal about the men who perpetrated some of the most brutal crimes of the Holocaust: who they were, what their backgrounds were, and what their motives might have been. Along the way, she sheds new light on the question of whether and when Hitler might have issued a formal order to initiate the Final Solution.

For more information see the Cambridge University Press site.