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

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If history really belongs to the victor, what happens when there's more than one side declaring victory? That's the conundrum Norman Davies unravels in his groundbreaking book No Simple Victory. Far from being a revisionist history, No Simple Victory instead offers a clear-eyed reappraisal, untangling and setting right the disparate claims made by America, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union in order to get at the startling truth.

In detailing the clash of political philosophies that drove the war's savage engine, Davies also examines how factors as diverse as technology, economics, and morale played dynamic roles in shaping battles, along with the unsung yet vital help of Poland, Greece, and the Ukraine (which suffered the highest number of casualties). And while the Allies resorted to bombing enemy civilians to sow terror, the most damning condemnation is saved for the Soviet Union, whose glossed-over war crimes against British soldiers and its own people prove that Communism and Nazism were two sides of the same brutal coin.

No Simple Victory is an unparalleled work that will fascinate not only history buffs but anyone who is interested in discovering the reality behind what Davies refers to as "the frozen perspective of the winners' history."

Synopsis:

In this groundbreaking book, Norman Davies offers a clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II, untangling and setting right the disparate claims made by America, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union in order to get at the startling truth. No Simple Victory is an unparalleled work that will fascinate anyone who is interested in discovering the reality behind what Davies refers to as "the frozen perspective of the winners' history."

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In this groundbreaking work, Davies offers a clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II, untangling and setting right the disparate claims made by America, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union in order to get at the startling truth. Unabridged. 19 CDs.

About the Author

Norman Davies is chairman of the history department, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, at the University of London. He has been a visiting professor at Columbia and McGill Universities.

Simon Vance is a prolific and popular audiobook narrator and actor with several hundred audiobooks to his credit. An Audie(R) Award-winner, Vance was recently named "The Voice of Choice" by "Booklist" magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400104680
Author:
Davies, Norman
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Vance, Simon
Read:
Vance, Simon
Author:
Vance, Simon
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
History
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Europe History 1918-1945.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.6 in 0.9 lb
Media Run Time:
380

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"Synopsis" by , In this groundbreaking book, Norman Davies offers a clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II, untangling and setting right the disparate claims made by America, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union in order to get at the startling truth. No Simple Victory is an unparalleled work that will fascinate anyone who is interested in discovering the reality behind what Davies refers to as "the frozen perspective of the winners' history."
"Synopsis" by ,
In this groundbreaking work, Davies offers a clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II, untangling and setting right the disparate claims made by America, Great Britain, France, and the Soviet Union in order to get at the startling truth. Unabridged. 19 CDs.
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