The Storm of War

The Storm of War

A New History of the Second World War

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"Roberts'spopulist approach makes for a rollicking good read and never comes at theexpense of accuracy. His mastery of the huge variety of subjects is trulyimpressive and his ability to marshal these subjects into a single compellingnarrative stunning." --The Daily Telegraph

Hailedby The Economist as "Britain's finest military historian" forbestsellers such as Masters and Commanders and Waterloo, AndrewRoberts offers a magisterial new history of World War II and the Axis strategythat led the Germans and Japanese to their eventual defeat. Perfect for readershoping to gain new insight into WWII's pivotal battles and campaigns, fromDunkirk to D-Day, The Storm of War is a powerful, penetrating, andcompulsively readable examination of the causes, currents, and consequences ofthe Second World War.

Publisher: New York : Allen Lane
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780062079473
Characteristics: text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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MaxRSW
Apr 16, 2015

I give this one of my highest ratings for WWII histories because the author has included many never-before-accessed records, accounts, quotes and entire passages.

The one warning: he supports Claire Chennault's "air power wins everything" view instead of Stillwell's "infantry will make final decision" choice. And the author doesn't make a solid or even consistent reasoning for this.

But his great use of 1990s and early 2000s records make this a fascinating read. It might not be The Best for a WWII introduction, by the way.

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