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A good place to start28 May 2003
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A good overall history of WWII. This was one of the first books that I bought on the subject over 30 years ago, and I have read it many times. The edition I have has well illustrated maps that are easy to follow. This book is definitely for someone starting out on the history of the war. I found the sections on the Japanese conflict very instructive as this was not my main line of interest. However it filled the gaps of my limited knowledge. The book is over 1000 pages long and covers The rise of Hitler to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki. One could say that this is the most comprehensive one volume concise history om World War II available.