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Publisher Comments:

Richard Overy's bold book begins by throwing out the stock answers to this great question: Germany doomed itself to defeat by fighting a two-front war; the Allies won by "sheer weight of material strength." In fact, by 1942 Germany controlled almost the entire resources of continental Europe and was poised to move into the Middle East. The Soviet Union had lost the heart of its industry, and the United States was not yet armed. The Allied victory in 1945 was not inevitable. Overy shows us exactly how the Allies regained military superiority and why they were able to do it. He recounts the decisive campaigns: the war at sea, the crucial battles on the eastern front, the air war, and the vast amphibious assault on Europe. He then explores the deeper factors affecting military success and failure: industrial strength, fighting ability, the quality of leadership, and the moral dimensions of the war.

Synopsis:

"Overy has written a masterpiece of analytical history, posing and answering one of the great questions of the century."-- (London)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [367]-379) and index.

About the Author

Richard Overy is professor of history at King's College, London. His many acclaimed books on World War II include Why the Allies Won and The Battle of Britain.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393316193
Author:
Overy, Richard
Author:
Overy, R. J.
Author:
Overy, Richard J.
Author:
Overy, Richard
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Strategy
Subject:
Moral and ethical aspects
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
AMERICAN
Series Volume:
106-24
Publication Date:
19970531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Photographs
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.1 x 1.1 in 1.31 lb

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