The Second World War

The Second World War


By (author) Martin Gilbert

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  • Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • Format: Paperback | 864 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 232mm x 58mm | 1,238g
  • Publication date: 20 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0753826763
  • ISBN 13: 9780753826768
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 156,194

Product description

A striking new edition of the most authoritative account of the Second World War by one of the greatest living military historians. A history of the Second World War that covers all the war fronts, the fighting on land, at sea and in the air, the activities of resistance and partisan groups, espionage, secret intelligence, strategy and tactics, war leaders, generals, admirals and air marshals, individual acts of heroism on all the war fronts and behind the lines, the fate of prisoners of war, the bombing of cities, the submarine war, and the aftermath of the war.

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Author information

Born in London in 1936 and now resident in north London, Sir Martin Gilbert was educated at Highgate School and Magdalene College, Oxford. An outstanding historian of the 20th century, he became the official biographer of Sir Winston Churchill in 1968 and has written to great acclaim on the Holocaust and the events of the Second World War.

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Alongside his account of the First World War, this classic book belongs on every bookshelf NORTHERN ECHO Sir Martin's great acheivement is his ability never to lose sight of the individual in a history of mass war and mass suffering. CONTEMPORARY REVIEW