From the mid-seventeenth century onwards, Indian textiles were imported by the European East India companies and were sought after by consumers not just in England, but in most European countries. But the inroads of Indian cotton textiles into the consuming habits of Europeans also generated resistance.
Operation Typhoon involved over three million men on both sides of the eastern front. Such a figure is hard to comprehend and the truth is, even as an historian, it’s easy to lose sight of the human dimension in this war. That was brought home to me last year during a trip to Russia and the battlefield of Viaz’ma.
Launched in October 1941, Hitler’s Operation Typhoon had a simple objective: capture Moscow and knock the Soviet Union out of the war. Operation Typhoon is an incisive, groundbreaking account of Germany’s drive to capture Moscow. Read the entire introduction here.
In deciding to write a new book on Operation Typhoon, I guess the first question is why bother?
What’s it like to work in the White House? Elliott Abrams, author of TESTED BY ZION, takes us behind the scenes.