Stormtroopers: A New History of Hitler's Brownshirts by Daniel Siemens

Stormtroopers: A New History of Hitler's Brownshirts

Germany's Stormtroopers engaged in a vicious siege of violence that propelled the National Socialists to power in the 1930s. Known also as the SA or Brownshirts, these "ordinary" men waged a loosely structured campaign of intimidation and savagery across the nation from the 1920s to the "Night of the Long Knives" in 1934, when Chief of Staff Ernst Rohm and many other SA le...

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  • Paul
    At last. A full, scholarly, interesting history of the SA in English. Thank you Professor Siemens....
  • Beata
    The book is the first one I've read on SA, and it does not disappoint. The Author explains in a very interesting and intriguing way the rise of the formation and, what's of a special interest to me, how and why Brownshirts became so influential regarding ordinary people. Mr Siemens goes beyond 1934 ...
  • James Crabtree
    Daniel Siemens has done an excellent job looking at the history of the SA, the militant wing of the Nazi Party. His book has examined the membership and role of the Stormtroopers from its inception to the end of the war, and goes beyond the two-dimensional truths taught in "routine" histories of the...
  • Brian Fung
    A niche history on an important Nazi organization....
  • David
    This is a bit longer book than most I have read and it presents a very detailed look at the Nazi Stormtroopers, aka SA or Brown Shirts, from their early inception to post war prosecutions for war crimes. I found it quite interesting but sometimes a little confusing only because of all the names of a...

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