I have recently had an interest in World War II, mainly because two of my uncles were in the Navy during that war and neither wanted to talk about their experiences. For more recent wars, this response to war experiences may be part of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
I have a collection of excellent books on World War II, including Weinberg's A World at Arms, Carl's A WASP Among Eagles, Audie Murphy's To Hell and Back and Keith's Three Came Home. To my collection I add this book. These books do not remotely cover what I would have liked to hear directly from my uncles. However, these books do help me understand what happened during WWII and why we should keep interest in past conflicts alive so as to try to not have such happen again.
This book is very well written, easy to follow and held my interest completely. The subjects were covered well for a compilation and the presentation smoothly flows from one description/narration to the next. I usually prefer detailed autobiographies or biographies focused on one individual, but this book was very satisfying, namely because it covered all of the major theaters of the war. In addition, it has a good bibliography in the back and I will probably use that list for additional books to read.
Please read this book, it would be a very worthwhile endeavor.