Professor Richard "Skunky" Evans, right, the
Third Reich "expert"
who did not even know who Albert Speer was
a review of the book on H-Net by David C. Large,
Montana State University, entitled "A Long Trek to the
has to wonder whether even the most curious general
reader will be willing to accompany Evans (right) on his
long trek through modern German history knowing that what
awaits him is not just a literary mountain but a
veritable mountain range. Our prospective traveler
would be well advised, however, to lace up his most
durable walking shoes and set off on this journey, which
will be full of valuable information and insights -- if
not necessarily packed with high excitement."
[italics in the original]And again:
"There is nothing new in any of this, but of course
originality is not what we should demand of a synthetic
work for general readers."And a few tasty tidbits:
". . . well-trod . . . the curious general reader will
feel let down . . . the treatment here could have been
enlivened . . . at the risk of harping too insistently on
the problem of bloodless prose . . . could have enlivened
this narrative . . ."