About this book
Subtitled, "A New History Of The Second World War". The paperback edition of the one volume history, the first written since 1989. Analyses how Axis strategy evolved, and examines the war on every front. Full of new insights, anecdotes and documents. 'One of the greatest historians of our time' "Observer"
The Second World War lasted for 2,174 days and claimed the lives of over 50 million people. Why did it take the course that it did? Why did the Axis lose? And could they, with a different strategy, have won? This book tells the story of the war - and those who fought it.