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    DescriptionStephen Bungay's magisterial history is acclaimed as the account of the Battle of Britain. Unrivalled for its synthesis of all previous historical accounts, for the quality of its strategic analysis and its truly compulsive narrative, this is a book ultimately distinguished by its conclusions - that it was the British in the Battle who displayed all the virtues of efficiency, organisation and even ruthlessness we habitually attribute to the Germans, and they who fell short in their amateurism, ill-preparedness, poor engineering and even in their old-fashioned notions of gallantry. An engrossing read for the military scholar and the general reader alike, this is a classic of military history that looks beyond the mythology, to explore all the tragedy and comedy; the brutality and compassion of war.


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    Title
    The Most Dangerous Enemy
    Subtitle
    An Illustrated History of the Battle of Britain
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Bungay
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 240 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 1,802 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845135355
    ISBN 10: 1845135350
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    DC22: 940.54211
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000, HIS027100, HIS037070
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DBK
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    BIC subject category V2: HBCW2
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL, JWLF
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Publication date
    25 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Stephen Bungay was born in Kent in 1954 and educated at Oxford and Tubingen. He has spent his career working for the Boston Consulting Group in London and Munich as a chief executive in an insurance company. He is now working in executive education, specialising in military history and modern management practice. His first book, The Most Dangerous Enemy: A History of the Battle of Britain, published by Aurum in 2001 has now become accepted as the definitive book on the subject. His subsequent book, Alamein, also published by Aurum, was praised by Lawrence James in the Daily Mail as 'a brilliant balance between lucid analysis and piquant detail', and by John Lukacs in the Los Angeles Times as 'terse and brilliantly written by a thorough master of his subject'. He regularly appears on TV documentaries about the Second World War. He lives in Kent.