Thomas E. Nutter recently retired after practicing intellectual property law for more than thirty years. In addition to his Juris Doctorate, he holds masterís and doctorate degrees in military history and devotes most of his time to researching and writing about Germany and the German armed forces. In addition to various essays, Tom reviews for The New York Journal of Books. He lives in Kirkwood, Missouri, with his wife Shawn, their youngest son Maxwell, and their German Shepherds Caesar and Cleopatra. His work also appears on his website www.instahlgewittern.com.