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The Splendid and the Vile

by Erik Larson

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The Splendid and the Vile is an excellent read. I'm not an expert in WW1 & WW2 history, but as a fan and consumer of the era, this has been my favorite. The entire read was a captivating story, but more so an experience as if I were there, apart of Winston's cabinet learning not only about the significant historic milestones general discussed but the everyday sentiment and conversations that took place. The mood, the atmosphere, the day-to-day life changes, the nitty-gritty we are incapable of fully understanding is intricately woven into this recap. Any lover of history, specifically the World Wars and Nazi Germany, will genuinely appreciate this extensive Biography. - Nicholas Beaird