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

    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
  • Every so often I've been escaping to the corner of my garden and losing myself in Tim Bouverie's brilliant Appeasing Hitler. It's a compelling read that combines detailed research with a flair for narrative

    Nick Robinson, Radio Times
  • 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

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