The Second World War

The Second World War ᥑ Hardcover ᘙ The Second World War For Free ᦡ Book Author Antony Beevor ᧋ Praise for THE SECOND WORLD WAR Beevor s book is the definitive history This is World War II as Tolstoy would have described it the great and the small Washington PostEver present is Beevor s skill in blending the strategizing of military chiefs with the ordinary soldiers they ordered about Few will match his masterly overview, and no one will be unmoved by the ordeals and achievements that he so powerfully describes Globe and MailBeevor has delivered an epic, brilliantly researched work on the defining event of the 20th century his new research and his pitch perfect narrative represent a truly astonishing display of art and craft This book, which crowns Beevor s distinguished and bestselling career, is one of the nonfiction events of the decade and for this reader, is by far the best nonfiction of 2012 to date Stephen Frater, author of Hell Above Earth, Sarasota Herald TribuneAnyone looking for a comprehensive military history of the Second World War that combines high strategy and politics but also takes full account of the war s human dimensions need look no further Winnipeg Free PressEvery page is imbued with the sense that this man really knows what he is talking about Beevor s human and logistical capacities, in combination, inform the gripping accounts of some of the great set piece confrontations that determined the outcome of the war Peter Clarke, The New RepublicReaders who may instinctively recoil from another book about the worldwide turmoil of 1939 1945 would be unwise to ignore this one Always at ease with the conduct of battle, Beevor displays his grasp of the German Army s professionalism and tactical skill at all levels of command, as well as Stalin s metamorphosis from paranoid political tyrant to master of history s most enormous battlefield Once action is joined and false assumptions are exposed, Beevor is ruthless in dissecting them, whether featured in the fortunes of friend, foe or despite their grit and resolve in our own armed forces Michael Tillotson, The TimesEverything is pared down to serve the relentless thrust of his storytelling The result is a magnificent performance true excitement from one page to the next delivered in faultless prose Beevor offers superbly vivid accounts, often with tiny details that will surprise even those who gorge themselves on shot and ball histories Christopher Silvester, Daily ExpressBrocaded with details of the great campaigns and thoughtful explanations of Hitler s murderous belligerency, The Second World War is an absorbing, unsparingly lucid work of military historyexceptionally powerful Ian Thomson, The SpectatorA war epic close to perfection Mail on SundayAntony Beevor s The Second World War is simply the ultimate Second World War history it brings these vast events to life, from high strategy to suffering humanity, from the dictators to the ordinary soldier Simon Sebag Montefiore, Daily TelegraphHis singular ability to make huge historical events accessible to a general audience recalls the golden age of British narrative history, whose giants include Gibbon, Macaulay and Carlyle Boyd Tonkin INDEPENDENT 20120604 Beevor can be credited with single handedly transforming the reputation of military history David Edgar GUARDIAN 20120611 A truly outstanding historian of war Michael Howard STANDPOINT 20120602 A British historian of great distinction and range, who demonstrates his mastery of his sources Gordon Craig NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS 20120601 his accounts of the key moments in the second world war have a sense of colour, drama and immediacy that few narrative historians can match Dominic Sandbrook THE SUNDAY TIMES 20120607 If you want to understand the war as military struggle, this book is all you really need However well you thought you knew the subject, you will learn something new on every page Neill Denny WE LOVE THIS BOOK online 20120610 You feel yourself being carried along on the narrative flow, channelled this way and that through the pools and rapids by Beevor s expert helmanship Patrick Bishop STANDPOINT 20120610 Brocaded with details of the great campaigns and thoughtful explanations of Hitler s murderous belligerence, The Second World War is an absorbing, unsparingly lucid work of military history Ian Thomson SPECTATOR 20120615 The myriad pieces of this intricate kaleidoscope are pieced together with exemplary skill Roger Moorhouse THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 20120626 This is a splendid book, erudite, with an admirable clarity of thought and expression Roger Moorhouse THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY Beevor s book is a pleasure to read and an example of intelligent, lively historical writing at its best Tony Barber THE FINANCIAL TIMES Everyone who is interested in the Second World War should read this book Laurence Rees WW2HISTORY.COM This is as comprehensive and objective an account of the course of the war as we are likely to get, and the most humanly moving to date John Gray NEW STATESMAN The book that Beevor has been building towards writing and everybody else has been anticipating reading Donal O Donoghue RTE GUIDE remarkably well written and informative Norman Stone LITERARY REVIEW This is the place to begin if you need to get your knowledge of the war in order Hew Strachan EVENING STANDARD This is history writ large James Owen THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH SEVEN Magazine Beevor is excellent at catching the individual in the flood tide of events John Lewis Stempel SUNDAY EXPRESS The book could not really have been done better MILITARY HISTORY MONTHLY A magnificent performance true excitement from one page to the next delivered in faultless prose Christopher Silvester DAILY EXPRESS the whole story told in the author s usual erudite yet highly readable prose DESPATCHES Magazine The heart of Beevor s appeal is precisely that straightforward narrative approach, coupled with his lively, engaging style and his use of memorable, 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  • Hardcover
  • 1024 pages
  • Antony Beevor
  • English
  • 17 March 2017