Monday, January 5, 2015

Book Review: #Berlin45:The Final Days of the Third Reich by Philip Gibson

#Berlin45:The Final Days of the Third Reich#Berlin45:The Final Days of the Third Reich by Philip Gibson
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The idea of Hashtag history is to put history in the context of today’s social media, by telling the story of important historical events through short 140 character tweets. While it is an interesting idea, I did not enjoy this book. There were too many characters and it became difficult to keep up with the various generals and commanders. The author made a good attempt at choosing the most salient comments and showing a variety of perspectives, but somehow reducing such a significant event to brief snippets felt stilted and the reader can quickly lose interest. It was an interesting notion, but without any illustrations it simply fell flat.

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