Bambery's The Second World War is one of the single best popular histories of the war's origins and consequences that I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I highly recommend it. (Alex Anievas, Anna Biegun Warburg Junior Research Fellow, Oxford University)
Chris Bambery provides a comprehensive and detailed alternative history of the origins, cause and aftermath of World War II from a Marxist standpoint. His claim that it was in no way a war for democracy and against fascism will provoke wide-ranging debate. (Ian Birchall, historian and author of 'Tony Cliff: A Marxist for His Time')
In The Second World War Chris Bambery tests this position in a thorough account of the war and tries to understand why it still dominates TV history channels and school history books.
Bambery argues that the conflict ultimately was about a division of the world between the great powers, as well as a rising of ordinary people against fascism. He offers a complex and radical analysis, that is unique when compared to many modern and conventional histories of the war.