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Great subject, but I found this book difficult to read
on 15 April 2015
I was looking forward to reading this book. In the UK we have an almost shameful Eurocentric view of the Second World War. How it started in 1939, and so on. It is fitting to argue that the war started some time before that, in the Pacific, and that, after Russia, China was the worst hit country of the entire conflict.
However, this book just did not hold my interest. I found almost too much detail, day to day events, but little interpretation. I also had problems with the style, just didn't work for me.