Synopses & Reviews
Praised as "the best military historian of our generation" by Tom Clancy, John Keegan here reconsiders his masterful study of World War II, The Second World War, with a new foreword. Keegan examines each theater of the war, focusing on five crucial battles and offering new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare. In eloquent, perceptive analyses of the airborne battle of Crete, the carrier battle of Midway, the tank battle of Falaise, the city battle of Berlin, and the amphibious battle of Okinawa, Keegan illuminates the strategic dilemmas faced by the leaders and the consequences of their decisions on the fighting men and the course of the war as a whole.
'Boldly written and fair-minded. (The New York Times Book Review) Analytical, concise, and coherent ... If you want to know how it happened, read Keegan\'s thoughtful and elegant prose. (Los Angeles Times Book Review) '
Includes bibliographical references (p. 596-598) and index.
About the Author
'John Keegan, one of the most distinguished contemporary military historians, was a senior lecturer at Sandhurst, the British Royal Military Academy, and defense editor of the London Daily Telegraph. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Keegan is the author of numerous books.'