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Acclaimed historian Alan Axelrod recounts the key events of WorldWar II with unflagging humanity, drama, and straightforwardexplanations of their significance. Authoritative, non-academic andappealingly designed with illustrations, maps and more, this takesa unique approach which favours gripping storytelling over astrictly dry and plodding chronological account. Axelrodeffortlessly puts facts above political interpretation in order touncover the conflicts roots and ramifications. He conciselyexplores the wars ideological, nationalistic and economic causes;probes the motivation of those involved, including Hitler,Mussolini, Stalin, Churchill, Roosevelt and Truman; and looks atits enduring political, global, social, and technological legacy.In addition, this enlightening volume provides a concise narrativeof the entire course of the struggle, which unfolded simultaneouslyin many places. The fresh insights and forthright analyses, thesidebars on such subjects as trivia and alternative histories, theeyewitness testimony and quotes, and the revealing, edgy attitudemake this an absolute pleasure to read.
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Real History Of World War Ii, The - A New Look At The Past16486£16.99