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No Simple Victory : World War II in Europe, 1939-1945

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One of the world's leading historians re- examines World War II and its outcome A clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II that offers new insight by reevaluating well-established facts and pointing out lesser-known ones, No Simple Victory asks readers to reconsider what they know about the war, and how that knowledge might be biased or incorrect. Norman Davies poses simple questions that have unexpected answers: Can you name the five biggest battles of the war? What were the main political ideologies that were contending for supremacy? The answers to these questions will surprise even those who feel that they are experts on the subject. Davies has established himself as a preeminent scholar of World War II . No Simple Victory is an invaluable contribution to twentieth-century history and an illuminating portrait of a conflict that continues to provoke debate.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 36mm | 521.63g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Maps; Tables, black and white; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0143114093
  • 9780143114093
  • 453,348

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? Infused with irony and paradox, qualities essential to understanding history . . . ["No Simple Victory"] rearranges and juxtaposes facts and events in often unexpectedly illuminating ways.?
?"The Atlantic"

? A lively and contrary historiography, skillfully written.?
?"Library Journal"
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About Norman Davies

Norman Davies is a supernumerary Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Historical Society, and Professor Emeritus at London University. His books include Europe: A History (a New York Times Notable Book), The Isles: A History, and the definitive history of Poland, God's Playground.
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