For those of your struggling to find the last few Christmas gifts - here is a short list of my favourite History Books of 2011...
Anna Reid - Leningrad: Tragedy of a City under Siege, 1941-44.
Max Hastings - All Hell Let Loose: The World at War 1939-1945
Ian Kershaw - The End: Hitler's Germany, 1944-1945
Rodric Braithwaite - Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan, 1979-89
Robert Gerwarth - Hitler's Hangman: The Life of Heydrich
Norman Davies - Vanished Kingdoms
All good - all very much worth reading, and giving..