The Forgotten Soldier definitely, also Blood Red Snow: The Memoirs of a German Soldier on the Eastern Front by Koschorrek, Gunter K. Been selling a lot of these off lately but will certainly keep these two. Even have a late war M42 lid with the name Koschorrek or something similar in the liner. Most probably not his but interesting nevertheless.
I keep meaning to pick up a copy of Old soldiers Never die, partly because he was RWF and also because I understand it is a great book.
It is an incredible book, very gritty and honest another good read for that era is 'There's a devil in the drum'. If you are interested in ww1 books than Somme mud is a good read written by an Australian.
I'll probably upset some people so its only my opinion. Sepp Blatter I thought was really dissapointing and not well written. It is based on his memoirs but I could not help feel that the writer had gone over the top with it.
I will read virtually any autobiography but a few of my favorites have been:
Philip Caputo: A Rumor of War
B. A. "Jimmy" James: Moonless Night
Ernst Junger: Storm of Steel
Hiroo Onoda: No Surrender
I am currently reading Walter Bloem's The Advance from Mons which is a good perspective of the early days of WW1 from the German side. I am always looking out for unusual autobiographies. One that has caught my eye is John Morse: An Englishman in the Russian Ranks about an Englishman fighting in Poland for the Russians in WW1. Has anyone read it?
I would love to check out both those you speak about. Primary accounts are fascinating.
I'm currently reading the diary "I Was a Nazi Flier" by Flight Sergeant Gottfried Leske, 1st edition copyright 1941. Interesting thing about it being it was made into a book when he was still a POW and none of it was censored by the German Propaganda Ministry. So it comes from a primary standpoint before the turning point in the war. It was published by the Dial Press in New York.
And I got it for only $1.00!
Oh well, just took the plunge and bought both, Old Soldiers books from ebay.
Whatever its just an opinion.