Holiday Recommendations from the Wall Street Journal for the Best History Books

November 19, 2016

Andrew Nagorski’s engrossing “The Nazi Hunters” (Simon & Schuster, 393 pages, $30) is the story of the men and women—very different and often at odds with one another—who after 1945 pursued the architects and the executors of the Holocaust. At first they were spurred by a simple thirst for revenge, but their campaign evolved into a quest to make sure one of history’s greatest enormities would never be forgotten—in a holiday season or any other.

—Mr. Snow is the author of
“Iron Dawn: The Monitor, the Merrimack, and the Civil War Sea Battle That Changed History.”