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"A compelling analysis... skilful and chilling" (Ross Davies Economist)
"A much needed book... He deserves the attention of a wide audience" (Donald Cameron Independent)
"Richard Overy is writing at the height of his powers... The result is often startling, never less than fascinating" (Adam Sisman Observer)
"A thought provoking reappraisal of the war - deeply researched, complex and yet beautifully lucid" (Correlli Barnett Times Literary Supplement) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
'Outstanding... Overy has written a masterpiece of analytical history, posing and answering one of the great questions of the century' - Niall Ferguson, Sunday Times --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
I'd give the author and the seller SIX stars if I could! Arrived in no time at all and helped me no end with the writing of my dissertation for my Masters Degree in History. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ronan Hayes
Fascinating and enormously well-researched. This is one of those essential books that, while not re-writing what we know about WW2, certainly fills in a huge amount of very... Read morePublished 11 months ago by D. Peet
why turns out to be more interesting than how and this book covers the ground wellPublished 11 months ago by Frank Bond
Outstanding work. Thought provoking and good use of data to support and dispell. Best analytical work on WW2 i've read if that counts for anything!Published 11 months ago by Mr. Christopher M. Child
This is first class history from one of the greatest historians of the period. Richard Overy is such a reliable academic and rarely puts a foot or thought wrong. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Nglaws
I have read many books about the Second World War but this must rank as one of the best. Overy, as you would expect of a good historian, goes beyond the mere descriptive and offers... Read morePublished 20 months ago by A. Brooke
This book proves that even where the answers have long looked "obvious", there is always plenty of room for a fresh look by an original mind and diligent scholar. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Gavin Sprott