The Problem Solvers who Turned the Tide in the Second World War
Consistently original ... An important contribution to our understanding -- Michael Beschloss * The New York Times Book Review * His refreshing study ... asks the right questions, disposes of clichs and gives a rich account of neglected topics -- David Edgerton * Financial Times * Colourfully and convincingly illustrates the ingenuity and persistence of a few people who made all the difference * Washington Post *
Paul Kennedy is among the world's best-selling and most influential historians. Raised in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he took his doctorate in Oxford and began work shortly afterwards for the first great historian of WW2, Sir Basil Liddell Hart. He now teaches at Yale, and is the author or editor of nineteen books, including The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers (translated into over twenty languages), and Engineers of Victory: The Problem Solvers Who Turned the Tide in the Second World War.