The Second World Wars

The Second World Wars

How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won

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A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historian

World War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma to armor strikes in Libya.

The Second World Wars examines how combat unfolded in the air, at sea, and on land to show how distinct conflicts among disparate combatants coalesced into one interconnected global war. Drawing on 3,000 years of military history, Victor Davis Hanson argues that despite its novel industrial barbarity, neither the war's origins nor its geography were unusual. Nor was its ultimate outcome surprising. The Axis powers were well prepared to win limited border conflicts, but once they blundered into global war, they had no hope of victory.

An authoritative new history of astonishing breadth, The Second World Wars offers a stunning reinterpretation of history's deadliest conflict.

Baker & Taylor
A noted military historian presents a definitive account of World War II and a dramatic reinterpretation the most lethal conflict in human history. 35,000 first printing.

& Taylor

Examines the combat methods used during the Second World War, looking at how they took place in the air, at sea, and on land to interconnect and form a global war that the author argues was neither unusual nor surprising in its outcome.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Basic Books, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC., a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc.,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780465066988
Characteristics: xxi, 652 pages, 34 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Feb 27, 2018

Well written and worth reading if you're looking for a broad overview of WW2.


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