Frederick-Thank you for the kind words! I am very pleased with the layout and we will keep it for the rest of the volumes in the series. To your other point, sourcing is key, and I have tried to source everything back to a primary or secondary source--I believe I ended up with well over 1,100 footnotes. Having researched across a wide body of popular material of the period, I have come to learn just how poorly a number of authors have sourced their work. Nothing wrong with that, unless of course you want to try to follow their bread crumbs back to locate other nuggets of relevant information. It gets frustrating to say the least
I'll also add that Volume 2 will be delayed, but for good reason. I am translating a significant amount of new archival material, most of which is previously unpublished (even in Germany)--KTBs, diary entries, etc.,. Volume 2 will also cover the period of Himmler's tenure (Jan-Mar '45), to include Operation Sonnenwende, in far more detail then I originally planned.
Enjoy Vol. I,
P.S. Thanks again for plugging in my laptop at Historicon . . .the presentation would have ended up being a train, or should I say--Confederate Rail Gun--wreck!