Why the Allies Won

Why the Allies Won

2nd Edition, fully rev

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Synopsis

'Outstanding...Overy has written a masterpiece of analytical history, posing and answering one of the great questions of the century' Niall Ferguson, Sunday Times

The Allied victory in 1945 - though comprehensive - was far from inevitable. By 1942 almost the entire resources of continental Europe were in German hands and Japan had wiped out the western colonial presence in Asia. Democracy appeared to have had its day.

In this remarkable study, Richard Overy provides a reinterpretation of the war through an account of the decisive military campaigns that created the astonishing revival in Allied fortunes. He also explores the deeper factors that determined success and failure: industrial stength, fighting ability, the skills of leaders and the moral contrasts between the two sides.

Today the modern world is once more in the throes of painful transformation. It is essential to establish why and how the last great war was won. Richard Overy casts a brilliant light on the most important turning-point of the modern age.

'A compelling analysis...skilful and chilling' The Economist

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Book information

ISBN: 9781845950651
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Pimlico
Pub date:
Edition: 2nd Edition, fully rev
DEWEY: 940.54
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Sales rank: 49805
Number of pages: 494
Weight: 384g
Height: 198mm
Width: 129mm
Spine width: 33mm