Ben H. Shepherd is reader in history, Glasgow Caledonian University. He lives in Glasgow, UK.
"Excellent . . . An admirable study."-Nicholas Stargardt, Wall Street Journal
"An engaging investigation of the German army's complex relationship with the Third Reich. The author, the Glasgow academic Ben Shepherd, does a sterling job of boiling down the 12 years of Nazi Germany to produce an accessible account of the Faustian pact entered into by German generals . . ."-Roger Moorhouse, Times
"Shepherd has written a comprehensive history of the 20th century's most formidable fighting machine. It is also an unanswerable indictment of the moral cowardice and arrogance of an officer corps who sold their souls to Hitler and allowed him to lead them and their beloved country into the abyss."-Nigel Jones, BBC History
"Highly readable and with great narrative scope, this is an excellent starting-point for anyone who wishes to have a broad overview of WWII from the German military point of view."-Robert Carver, Military History Monthly