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No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, 1939-1945

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The ultimate history of the Allied bombing campaigns in World War II

Technology shapes the nature of all wars, and the Second World War hinged on a most unpredictable weapon: the bomb. Night after night, Britain and the United States unleashed massive fleets of bombers to kill and terrorize occupied Europe, destroying its cities. The grisly consequences call into question how and#147;moraland#8221; a war the Allies fought.

The Bombers and the Bombed radically overhauls our understanding of World War II. It pairs the story of the civilian front line in the Allied air war alongside the political context that shaped their strategic bombing campaigns, examining the responses to bombing and being bombed with renewed clarity.

The first book to examine seriously not only the well-known attacks on Dresden and Hamburg but also the significance of the firebombing on other fronts, including Italy, where the crisis was far more severe than anything experienced in Germany, this is Richard Overyand#8217;s finest work yet. It is a rich reminder of the terrible military, technological, and ethical issues that relentlessly drove all the warand#8217;s participants into an abyss.

Synopsis:

If history really belongs to the victor, what happens when more than one side declares victory? Thats the conundrum Davies unravels in this absorbing, clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II that offers new insight into a debate that continues to this day. Four 8-page b&w photo inserts. 35,000 prin.

Synopsis:

One of the world s leading historians re- examines World War II and its outcome

A clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II that offers new insight by reevaluating well-established facts and pointing out lesser-known ones, No Simple Victory asks readers to reconsider what they know about the war, and how that knowledge might be biased or incorrect. Norman Davies poses simple questions that have unexpected answers: Can you name the five biggest battles of the war? What were the main political ideologies that were contending for supremacy? The answers to these questions will surprise even those who feel that they are experts on the subject.

Davies has established himself as a preeminent scholar of World War II . No Simple Victory is an invaluable contribution to twentieth-century history and an illuminating portrait of a conflict that continues to provoke debate.

Synopsis:

One of the world?s leading historians re- examines World War II and its outcome

A clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II that offers new insight by reevaluating well-established facts and pointing out lesser-known ones, No Simple Victory asks readers to reconsider what they know about the war, and how that knowledge might be biased or incorrect. Norman Davies poses simple questions that have unexpected answers: Can you name the five biggest battles of the war? What were the main political ideologies that were contending for supremacy? The answers to these questions will surprise even those who feel that they are experts on the subject.

Davies has established himself as a preeminent scholar of World War II . No Simple Victory is an invaluable contribution to twentieth-century history and an illuminating portrait of a conflict that continues to provoke debate.

About the Author

Norman Davies is the bestselling author of Europe: A History, The Isles: A History, and Rising‛44. He is a fellow of the British Academy, a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and professor emeritus at London University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143114093
Author:
Davies, Norman
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Overy, Richard
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Europe History 1918-1945.
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Europe.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 maps + 1-16pg bandw insert
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , If history really belongs to the victor, what happens when more than one side declares victory? Thats the conundrum Davies unravels in this absorbing, clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II that offers new insight into a debate that continues to this day. Four 8-page b&w photo inserts. 35,000 prin.
"Synopsis" by , One of the world s leading historians re- examines World War II and its outcome

A clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II that offers new insight by reevaluating well-established facts and pointing out lesser-known ones, No Simple Victory asks readers to reconsider what they know about the war, and how that knowledge might be biased or incorrect. Norman Davies poses simple questions that have unexpected answers: Can you name the five biggest battles of the war? What were the main political ideologies that were contending for supremacy? The answers to these questions will surprise even those who feel that they are experts on the subject.

Davies has established himself as a preeminent scholar of World War II . No Simple Victory is an invaluable contribution to twentieth-century history and an illuminating portrait of a conflict that continues to provoke debate.

"Synopsis" by ,
One of the world?s leading historians re- examines World War II and its outcome

A clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II that offers new insight by reevaluating well-established facts and pointing out lesser-known ones, No Simple Victory asks readers to reconsider what they know about the war, and how that knowledge might be biased or incorrect. Norman Davies poses simple questions that have unexpected answers: Can you name the five biggest battles of the war? What were the main political ideologies that were contending for supremacy? The answers to these questions will surprise even those who feel that they are experts on the subject.

Davies has established himself as a preeminent scholar of World War II . No Simple Victory is an invaluable contribution to twentieth-century history and an illuminating portrait of a conflict that continues to provoke debate.

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