..I am astounded at how great it is written, how easy it is to read, and how correct all the history of Berlin is. It is very interesting and very easy to read and also follow the events that took place
In Berlin in those terrible times.
I would highly recommend this book to all the people that like history.
I am German and I learned what those poor people in Berlin went through. I, for one, am anxious to see what the next book will have to tell me..." Linda Boyd
“We are at war and it seems to me both sides are doing inhuman things to each other.” In his novel Brandenburg, James Cloud does an interesting job intertwining history with historical fiction in telling the story of Berlin. It starts out following a group of four teenagers whose lives are about to change forever when Germany declares war against France in 1914. Often history books are very one sided and leave out the humanity of a “enemy.”
Brandenburg does an exceptional job of giving us insight to how families in Berlin viewed the war during World War I and leading up to when Adolf Hitler is appointed Chancellor of Germany in 1933. When it comes to war time novels, we often forget how many families were actually affected by the war and the enemies often lose their humanity. Cloud does a great job of integrating history and the humanity and hardships of everyday life for his characters. Cloud’s research and first hand experience make this a great historical account. A must read.
Mark Byrd, Idaho