Reviews

  • "

    Appeasing Hitler is an astonishingly accomplished debut. Bouverie writes with a wonderful clarity and we will no doubt hear a lot more of his voice in future

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    Antony Beevor
  • "A brilliant and sparkling debut by an outstanding young historian. Tim Bouverie has written an account of the build-up to the Second World War that reads like a thriller. I couldn’t put it down."

    Peter Frankopan
  • "This is the debut of an unusually talented writer, one of the most promising young historians to enter our field for years"

    Max Hastings
  • "Drawing on an impressive and interesting range of sources and characters, Tim Bouverie has written a fascinating and scholarly portrait of a decade when credulity, self-interest and poor judgement prevailed tragically and inexorably over morality and good sense: this is the reporting of history at its best"

    Caroline Moorehead
  • "Appeasing Hitler is the stunning debut of a major new narrative historian. A riveting and depressing story which has resonance today as the democracies again face dictatorships"

    Professor Margaret Macmillan
  • "In meticulous detail and with moments of novelty and insight… [Appeasing Hitler] should become a standard text on this inglorious episode… an exceptionally promising debut. He has great narrative abilities and his research has been extensive"

    Simon Heffer, Daily Telegraph
  • "Sparkling and witty... The best account of the subject that I have ever read"

    Professor Sir Michael Howard
  • "This gripping book is…valuable because it illuminates some eternal truths"

    Andrew Rawnsley, Observer
  • "Tim Bouverie tells the story of appeasement with skill, verve and panache, using contemporary accounts to great effect in exploring the mentalities that lay behind the political decisions"

    Ian Kershaw
  • "With enormous flair and confidence, Tim Bouverie has brought his subject to life, elegantly drawing out the historical parallels while also presenting a gripping and well-paced narrative. Lively, nuanced, and full of surprising details, this is a stunning debut"

    Henry Hemming