Waterloo: The Campaign of 1815 by John Hussey Tuesday 18th April 2017
Waterloo: The Campaign of 1815
The first copies of John Hussey’s brilliant study of Waterloo and the Hundred Days have arrived! The first volume looks magnificent. Andrew Roberts has said, “It will be decades before this book is superseded as the best account of those extraordinary events of 1815.”
There are also free excerpts available at the Napoleon Series website
English language edition of Elena Rzhevskaya’s Memoirs of a Wartime Interpreter Tuesday 11th April 2017
Memoirs of a Wartime Interpreter
Greenhill Books is delighted to announce that in early 2018 we will be publishing the first English language edition of Elena Rzhevskaya’s incredible work, Memoirs of a Wartime Interpreter. Rzhevskaya was part of a Russian SMERSH intelligence detachment that found Hitler’s Berlin Bunker and the charred remains of Hitler’s body in May 1945. She discovered – and hurriedly copied – as much as as could of Martin Bormann’s conference notes and Joseph Goebbel’s diaries. She was entrusted with keeping Hitler’s teeth (in a dark, red, satin-lined cigar box) and finding his dental assistants who could confirm the identity of the dead Fuhrer.
Rzhevskaya published her memoirs in Russian in the late 1960s and, finally, could help, ‘prevent Stalin’s dark and murky ambition from taking root – his desire to hide from the world that we had found Hitler’s corpse.’ The work has never been translated into English before and Rzhevskaya – now 96 years old – has written a new Preface for the Greenhill Books edition.