The Second World War

The Second World War

Book - 2012
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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
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316023740
0316023744
Branch Call Number: 940.54 Beev
Characteristics: xii, 863 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps

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IndyPL_JohnR Apr 26, 2020

A fine introduction to the topic.

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MGallagher
Dec 19, 2013

Overall, I enjoyed this book and learned new information on different aspects of WWII. I hope A. Beevor writes many more books, he is such a good author.

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DougKJohnson
Aug 19, 2013

I am a huge Antony Beevor fan but this book just isn't up to the same standard as, for instance, "Stalingrad" or "The Fall of Berlin". First, he has taken on the impossible task of trying to cover a long and complex war in one volume - the details necessarily suffer. Secondly, the book just isn't edited as well as other Beevor works. It has a feeling in places that the book was rushed to the publisher. Still an excellent overview or starting point for the study of WWII.

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bette108
Jul 28, 2013

Very well researched and thorough. Also easy to read....

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SirWhiskers
Jan 09, 2013

Focusing primarily on the battles, this history of WW2 is really only suitable for the novice. The author can be harsh in his judgements, and while many may indeed be valid, he provides little explanation or support for them. Gerhard Weinberg's World at Arms is superior, with a narrower and deeper focus.

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