The Second World Wars

The Second World Wars How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won

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Hardback (26 Oct 2017) | English

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Synopsis

A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historian

World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya.

The Second World Wars examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. Drawing on 3,000 years of military history, Victor Davis Hanson argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual. Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising. The Axis powers were well prepared to win limited border conflicts, but once they blundered into global war, they had no hope of victory.

An authoritative new history of astonishing breadth, The Second World Wars offers a stunning reinterpretation of history's deadliest conflict.

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Basic Books

Basic Books

Little, Brown is the literary hardback imprint that feeds into our Abacus paperback list. We publish across a wide range of areas, including fiction, history, memoir, science and travel, but within this diverse list the vast majority of books have in common a strong narrative and a distinctive voice.

Book information

ISBN: 9780465066988
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Basic Books
Pub date:
Edition: First edition
DEWEY: 940.54
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xxi, 652 , 34 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 1022g
Height: 166mm
Width: 160mm
Spine width: 40mm