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on 6 February 2012
A very lightweight review of such a momentous period in our recent history. The writing style is very simplistic, it feels as though it is aimed a a high-school reader with short sentences and over simplification (rise of Nazi Germany in one paragraph for example).
It is also clear that it's based on a tv show commissioned by a very wealthy conservative American. Not much discussion of the hypocrisy that the west exhibited at times during the cold war.
I was also concerned that a "meticulously researched" book should have no foot notes and no references at all..
Possibly trying to cover too much in too short and too accessible a format?