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Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945 (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Max Hastings

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Title:Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945
Authors:Max Hastings
Info:Knopf (2011), Edition: Reprint, Hardcover, 729 pages
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All Hell Let Loose: The World at War 1939-1945 by Max Hastings (2011)

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    A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II by Gerhard L. Weinberg (stellarexplorer)
    stellarexplorer: A global perspective, big picture as opposed to in-the-trenches, if you'll pardon the anachronistic metaphor. Masterful.
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Good review of entire war. Hastings points out the blunders by Hitler and Japanese leaders. But he does not hesitate to say Germany had the best generals and armies in the war. He notes how despite this the Russians were able to defeat the Germans because they were willing to suffer 25% casualties which would never have been accepted by Western forces. He notes Churchill was only helpful in 1940 in rallying the Brits. ( )
  jerry-book | Jan 26, 2016 |
This book had some interesting details, but on the whole it read more like a textbook and grew tedious in many parts. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
This book had some interesting details, but on the whole it read more like a textbook and grew tedious in many parts. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
Max Hastings is one of the best historians of the World War 2 era. Gives a detailed and more personal look into the events. English author ( )
  genoabooks | Mar 3, 2015 |
One of the best contextual histories of WWII to date. ( )
  Jacobflaws | Jan 20, 2015 |
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..something compellingly different—"Inferno," a panoramic social history that not only recounts the military action with admirable thoroughness, crispness and energy but also tells the story of the people who suffered in the war, combatants and civilians alike. A vivid and opinionated book, distinguished by poignant and illuminating letters, diary entries and personal experiences of combatants and civilians on both sides.
 

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Carlsen, Arne-CarstenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Carlsen, CarstenTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Carlsen, JorunnTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II, and its deeply personal consequences. Hastings simultaneously traces the major developments and puts them into real human context. He also explores some of the darker and less explored regions of the war's penumbra, including the conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland; and the Bengal famine in 1943 and 1944.… (more)

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