Using modern tools not available to previous authors on this subject, Craig Gottlieb paints a comprehensive picture of the Totenkopf Ring and the man who was behind it Reichsfuhrer-SS Heinrich Himmler.
Gottlieb draws on a body of over 200 examples to document currently believed notions about the ring.
He offers never before seen photos and documents, and even develops many new well-reasoned theories about the Totenkopf (Death Head) ring.
The book also covers the pre-history of the Totenkopf ring, placing its appearance onto the SS Scene in historical context.
Also covered are design background, construction techniques, and an in-depth analysis of the physical characteristics of rings.
Gottlieb also includes sections on award documents and frames, ring shipping boxes, and provides many never-before-seen photographs of rings in wear.
Finally, he brings rings to life with an extensive personality profile chapter in which he illustrates several famous rings.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 169 pages, over 200 color/bw images
- Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/10/2008
- Category: Militaria, arms & armour
- ISBN: 9780764330940