I was interested in researching world war II, and found this book as a special offer. I do not regret buying the book because it is a highly visual, exceptionally interesting, thorough, and at times shocking, book, giving the reader a complete overview of what happened in the war.
The book is set out almost in the form of a contemporary newspaper, with each week given a general summary and then the major events explained alongside this.
Not only does it give a fantastic picture of what happened, but it also explores other ideas - such as the successes or failures of offensives and why this was the case, top secret events and even what was happening in the movies and music at that time. Numerous maps and photos help to give a further picture of the war.
The major dates - Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, Operation Barbarossa, Singapore, D-Day, the Battle for Berlin etc. are given large sections of the book which proves invaluable.
At the end of the book there is a chronology of the war and a 'Who's Who' guide.
All in all this is an exceptional book about an unforgettable period of modern history. To get a really good overview of what happened between 1939 and 1945 this book is highly recommended. A first class read.