History of the Second World War

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Da Capo Press, Apr 16, 1999 - History - 766 pages
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History of the Second World War, B. H. Liddell Hart's last work as well as his magnum opus, embodies the fruits of twenty years of research and a lifetime of thinking on war. It abounds with controversial judgments, including provocative assertions about the true causes behind France's defeat in 1940, Hitler's failed invasion of Russia, and Japan's stunning victory at Pearl Harbor; the effectiveness of the Allies' strategic bombing of Germany; the questionable necessity of detonating atom bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki; and much more. This monumental history is both a crowning achievement and a final summation by one of the greatest military thinkers of the twentieth century.

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User Review  - SP - Goodreads

The one account of the greatest war you cannot miss. With the most researched, balanced and real perspective on the events of the war. Read full review

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User Review  - Dmitry - Goodreads

Nice one-book overview of the WWII history for newbie military history enthusiast. Read full review

About the author (1999)

Captain Basil Henry Liddell Hart (1895–1970) authored over thirty books on military history. Among them are: Great Captains Unveiled, Lawrence of Arabia, The Rommel Papers, Scipio Africanus, and Sherman (all available from Da Capo Press/Perseus Book Group).

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