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The Second World War: A Complete History (1989)

by Martin Gilbert

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Martin Gilbert's "The Second World War" (1989) is another fine, readable account, with a bit more emphasis on the decisions that drove the war rather than on the decision makers themselves. Mr. Gilbert manages the neat trick of telling the stories of the war on the Eastern Front, in North Africa and Italy and in the Pacific in a nearly simultaneous narrative. Time and again, he points out where Enigma decrypts and U.S. "Magic" breaks of the Japanese code gave the Allies an edge. And his meticulous notations of Nazi deportation and slaughter of Jews resonate through the story like tolling bells until just days before the fall of Berlin.
 
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It began with the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939. By the time it came to an end on V-J Day--August 14, 1945--it had involved every major power and become global in its reach. In the final accounting, it would turn out to be, in both human terms and material resources, the costliest war in history, taking the lives of forty million people. In this complete one-volume account of the war, Gilbert weaves together political, military, diplomatic, and civilian elements to provide a global perspective on the war, creating a work that is both a treasure trove of information and a dramatic narrative.

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It began with the German invasion of Poland on September1, 1939. By the time it came to an end on V-J Day --August 14, 1945--it had involved every major power and become global in its reach. In the final accounting, it would turn out to be, in both human terms and material resources, the costliest war, taking the lives of forty million people.… (more)

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