The Second World War (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Second World War Using the most up-to-date scholarship and research, Beevor assembles the whole picture of World War II in a gripping narrative that extends from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific without losing sight of the fate of the ordinary soldiers and civilians.
- Published: 05 June 2012
- Format: Hardback 863 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780316023740 ISBN 10: 0316023744
- Sales rank: 9,181
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Over the past two decades, Antony Beevor has established himself as one of the world's premier historians of WWII. His multi-award winning books have included "Stalingrad" and "The Fall of Berlin 1945." Now, in his newest and most ambitious book, he turns his focus to one of the bloodiest and most tragic events of the twentieth century, the Second World War. In this searing narrative that takes us from Hitler's invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1939 to V-J day on August 14th, 1945 and the war's aftermath, Beevor describes the conflict and its global reach--one that included every major power. The result is a dramatic and breathtaking single-volume history that provides a remarkably intimate account of the war that, more than any other, still commands attention and an audience. Thrillingly written and brilliantly researched, Beevor's grand and provocative account is destined to become the definitive work on this complex, tragic, and endlessly fascinating period in world history, and confirms once more that he is a military historian of the first rank.