Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland Browning, Christopher R. February 5, 1993
As a historical study, I feel that this book is a good companion/challenge to Goldhagen’s “Hitler’s Willing Executioners”. Browning provides a thorough survey of psychological theories and delivers a compelling explanation for the behavior of German soldiers during the Holocaust. It is eloquently written and well researched. Lastly, I believe that the psychological perspectives that Browning introduces into his historical analysis makes this book an appropriate piece for readers interested in history and the rational origins of evil in the course of human events.