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The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War

The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War by Andrew Roberts 0061228605 9780061228605
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“Roberts’s book is tightly written, every page packed with terse comment, well-organised facts and, often, telling details. Engrossing to read.”|“A concise but comprehensive history that gets to the heart of one mankind’s greatest struggles. . . . Thanks to Roberts’s mastery of substance, style, and, yes, statistics, readers can now enjoy a one-volume history of that war that is far superior to most of the works preceding it.”|“A magnificent book. . . .It manages to be distinctive but not eccentric, comprehensive in scope but not cramped by detail, giving due weight both to the extraordinary personalities and to the blind economic and physical forces involved.”|“Many World War II books require numerous volumes and thousands of pages. But by marching across huge spans of time and territory with the eye of a determined battlefield soldier, British historian Roberts packs the whole war into one 768-page volume.”|“Andrew Roberts’s latest offering is a sparkling addition to the groaning shelves. Roberts offers refreshing judgments on the politicians and commanders in lively prose and his denunciation of the murder of millions of Jews is as measured as it is moving.”|“With his new book on the Second World War, British historian Andrew Roberts has not only written the single best history of that conflict but has also claimed his place as one of our top historians.”|“This is history as it should be written. Award-winning historian Roberts, a master storyteller, combines a comprehensive command of sources, a sophisticated analytical dimension, and fingertip balance between great events and their personal dimensions.”|“Roberts’s narrative gifts are such that it is almost impossible to read his retelling of these nightmares without some feeling of encountering the new. No history book can ever truly be definitive, but this comes close. Roberts never loses sight of the human side of this epic.”|“The best full history of World War II yet written.”|“Andrew Roberts achieves a marvel of concision in producing a splendidly written, comprehensive new history of the greatest conflict in history, <i>The Storm of War</i>—particularly good in its insights into Axis strategy.”|“Roberts is a first-rate historian. He has a sharp eye for a good subject and a knack of getting to its heart. The second world war, which cost more than 50 million lives, has a perennial fascination that Roberts conveys through an admirably lucid narrative.”|“Roberts underscores the factors that affected the war’s outcome and raises a number of intriguing questions. . . . Accessible, meticulously researched, and executed with clarity.”|“Elegantly balances fact, thought and fresh, clear prose. . . .Roberts has set a high bar for future historians of mankind’s greatest bloodbath. . . .Roberts splendidly weaves a human tragedy into a story of war’s remorseless statistics.”|Roberts has produced a lucid narrative stream that makes his book flow like a novel. I couldnt put it down.|“In one irresistibly readable book, Roberts has done what I thought was impossible--given us the whole bloody second world war from the brass buttons of the generals down to the mud-filled trenches and stretching across the globe.”|“Roberts gives readers a new, well-written retelling of the spectacular ebb and flow of World War II. . . .A well-sourced and well-told introduction for general readers that will also be enjoyed by those in the know.”|“Roberts is a great historian because of a rare triune mastery: of the movement of history, in both its broad sweep and particular revelatory detail; a felicitous prose style and gift for narrative; and a commanding moral vision.”|“In what might be his best book yet, Roberts gives us the war as seen from the other side of the hill. He has the knack of making complex military operations comprehensible and salting the grand strategic sweep with vignettes of how it felt to be a soldier.”|“Gripping. . . .Splendid history. A brilliantly clear and accessible account of the war in all its theaters. Roberts’s prose is unerringly precise and strikingly vivid. It is hard to imagine a better-told military history of World War II.”

Author: Andrew Roberts

Language: English

Edition: Reprint

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 800

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Publication Date: 2012-05-29

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