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    DescriptionFrom "Britain's finest military historian" (The Economist) comes a magisterial new history of World War II and the flawed axis strategy that led to their defeat.The Second World War lasted for 2,174 days, cost $1.5 trillion, and claimed the lives of more than 50 million people. What were the factors that affected the war's outcome? Why did the Axis lose? And could they, with a different strategy, have won? Andrew Roberts's acclaimed new history has been hailed as the finest single-volume account of this epic con?ict. From the western front to North Africa, from the Baltic to the Far East, he tells the story of the war--the grand strategy and the individual experience, the cruelty and the heroism--as never before.In researching this magnificently vivid history, Roberts walked many of the key battlefields and wartime sites in Russia, France, Italy, Germany, and the Far East, and drew on a number of never-before-published documents, such as a letter from Hitler's director of military operations explaining the reasoning behind the Fuhrer's order to halt the Panzers outside Dunkirk--a delay that enabled British forces to evacuate. Roberts illuminates the principal actors on both sides and analyzes how they reached critical decisions. He also presents the tales of many little-known individuals whose experiences form a panoply of the extraordinary courage and self-sacrifice, as well as the terrible depravity and cruelty, of the Second World War. Meticulously researched and masterfully written, The Storm of War gives a dramatic account of this momentous event and shows in remarkable detail why the war took the course it did.


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    Title
    The Storm of War
    Subtitle
    A New History of the Second World War
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Roberts
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 712
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061228599
    ISBN 10: 0061228591
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 940.54
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JWK
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    DC21: 940.54
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Approval Code: A14200000, A14204062
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: D743 .R59 2011
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027060
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHW, JWK
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations, maps
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    17 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Andrew Roberts achieves a marvel of concision in producing a splendidly written, comprehensive new history of the greatest conflict in history, "The Storm of War"--particularly good in its insights into Axis strategy."--Sir Ian Kershaw, "The Guardian," Books of the Year