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The Second World War
by John Keegan




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Praised as "the best military historian of our generation" by Tom Clancy, John Keegan reconsiders his masterful study of World War II, The Second World War, with a new foreword

Keegan examines each theater of the war, focusing on five crucial battles and offering new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare. In eloquent, perceptive analyses of the airborne battle of Crete, the carrier battle of Midway, the tank battle of Falaise, the city battle of Berlin, and the amphibious battle of Okinawa, Keegan illuminates the strategic dilemmas faced by the leaders and the consequences of their decisions on the fighting men and the course of the war as a whole. An extraordinary, definitive history, The Second World War will be required reading for generations to come.

The Second World War merits the acceptance as the standard work that it will surely recieve. -The Washington Post

If you want to know how it happened, read Keegan's thoughtful and elegant prose. -Los Angeles Times

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Overview

Praised as "the best military historian of our generation" by Tom Clancy, John Keegan reconsiders his masterful study of World War II, The Second World War, with a new foreword

Keegan examines each theater of the war, focusing on five crucial battles and offering new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare. In eloquent, perceptive analyses of the airborne battle of Crete, the carrier battle of Midway, the tank battle of Falaise, the city battle of Berlin, and the amphibious battle of Okinawa, Keegan illuminates the strategic dilemmas faced by the leaders and the consequences of their decisions on the fighting men and the course of the war as a whole. An extraordinary, definitive history, The Second World War will be required reading for generations to come.

The Second World War merits the acceptance as the standard work that it will surely recieve. -The Washington Post

If you want to know how it happened, read Keegan's thoughtful and elegant prose. -Los Angeles Times

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9780143035732
  • ISBN-10: 0143035738
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: May 2005
  • Page Count: 608
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 9.24 x 7.1 x 1.57 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.88 pounds


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