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The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won by [Hanson, Victor Davis]
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"An ingenious, always provocative analysis of history's most lethal war."

"An ingenious, always provocative analysis of history's most lethal war."--Kirkus

"I couldn't put it down. It is rare to encounter a view of the war from the multiple perspectives of the six powers, three on each side, who were the prime combatants, in the elemental theaters of sea and air and land. The analysis is excellent. The Second World Wars is a major work of historical narrative and deserves to meet readers receptive to its riches."
--David Lehman, author of Sinatra's Century

"Victor Davis Hanson has delivered another masterpiece-this time a monumental history of World War II, surpassing all prior attempts at a comprehensive accounting of that cataclysm. Ranging from the deserts of North Africa to the islands of the Pacific, Hanson brings to bear a massive arsenal of insights to illuminate how strategy, culture, industry, and leadership shaped battlefield events and doomed the Axis empires."
--Mark Moyar, author of Oppose Any Foe: The Rise of America's Special Operations Forces

"If you think there is nothing more to be said about World War II, then you haven't read Victor Davis Hanson's The Second World Wars. Hanson displays an encyclopedic knowledge of every aspect of the conflict, ranging from land to sea to air, and from grand strategy to infantry tactics, to analyze what happened and why. Page after page, he produces dazzling insights informed by his deep knowledge of military history going all the way back to ancient Greece. The Second World Wars is compulsively readable."
--Max Boot, author of Invisible Armies, War Made New and The Savage Wars of Peace

"Victor Hanson's comprehensive account of World War II is a wonder. Where others have supplied a narrative, he provides analysis. He explores the war's origins; the role played in its conduct by airpower, sea power, infantry, tanks, artillery, industry, and generalship; and the reasons why the Allies won and the Axis lost. This is an eye-opener and a page-turner."
--Paul A. Rahe, Hillsdale College, author of The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta: The Persian Challenge

"The Second World Wars offers an incisive tale for our age of globalization. Yet it is rooted in timeless truths. That is no surprise because Victor Davis Hanson is our greatest historian of western warfare from its origins in ancient Greece. Nobody writes military history like Hanson."
--Barry Strauss, author of The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Greatest Assassination

"[The Second World Wars] is a brilliant and very original and readable work by a great military historian and contemporary commentator."--New Criterion

"Dr. Hanson has written another well-researched and fascinating book.... [He] does an excellent job of placing World War II in the historical context of global conflict."--New York Journal of Books

"[Hanson's] organizational approach allows him to isolate and highlight observations that may surprise even some well-read WWII enthusiasts."--Publishers Weekly

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A bestselling military historian provides a comprehensive account of how World War II was fought, showing how disparate conflicts waged across the globe in the air, on land, and at sea coalesced into a single war-and how the Allied powers won it

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 720 pages
  • Publisher: Basic Books; 1 edition (17 Oct. 2017)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B072P185BN
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #240,880 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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