The Second World War (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
1024
Utgivningsdatum
2014-09-18
Förlag
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Illustrationer
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Dimensioner
200 x 130 x 60 mm
Vikt
802 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781780225647
The Second World War (häftad)

The Second World War

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A magisterial, single-volume history of the greatest conflict the world has ever known by our foremost military historian. The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced from the war in the Pacific and China, and yet events on opposite sides of the world had profound effects. Using the most up-to-date scholarship and research, Beevor assembles the whole picture in a gripping narrative that extends from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific and from the snowbound steppe to the North African Desert. Although filling the broadest canvas on a heroic scale, Beevor's The Second World War never loses sight of the fate of the ordinary soldiers and civilians whose lives were crushed by the titanic forces unleashed in this, the most terrible war in history.
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His 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 * Beevor can be credited with single-handedly transforming the reputation of military history -- David Edgar * GUARDIAN * The myriad pieces of this intricate kaleidoscope are pieced together with exemplary skill ... This is a splendid book, erudite, with an admirable clarity of thought and expression -- Roger Moorhouse * INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY * 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 * SUNDAY TIMES * 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 * 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 * THE SPECTATOR * Beevor's book is a pleasure to read and an example of intelligent, lively historical writing at its best -- Tony Barber * FINANCIAL TIMES * 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 * A British historian of great distinction and range, who ... demonstrates his mastery of his sources -- Gordon Craig * NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS * A magnificent performance - true excitement from one page to the next delivered in faultless prose -- Christoper Silvester * DAILY EXPRESS * 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 * 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 * A truly outstanding historian of war -- Michael Howard * STANDPOINT * Everyone who is interested in the Second World War should read this book. -- Laurence Rees * WW2HISTORY.COM * 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 magazine * 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, almost cinematic, set-pieces. * HISTORY TODAY * He is the most humanitarian of historians, and covers huge sweeps of history through the real stories of the individuals who experienced them. Reading this will be like having him walk me through the history of the war like a personal guide. -- Kate Mosse This is a book demanding to be read. -- Christoper Bray * THE OXFORD TIMES * a masterly understanding of the conflict's many facets * THE MAIL ON SUNDAY * For as harrowing and politically convoluted as the years 1939-1945 were, Beevor writes with such a panache and literary flair, that the reader is almost uncannily charged to keep turning the pages at a rate of ten by ten, twenty by twenty, chapter by chapter - until such point that s/he has stumbled upon the end as if by chance, as if by default. -- David Marx By deploying his keen eye for tiny detail and penchant for story telling, and then marrying them both with an acute historical investigation, Antony Beevor has once again w

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Antony Beevor is the author of CRETE: The Battle and the Resistance (Runciman Prize), STALINGRAD (Samuel Johnson Prize, Wolfson Prize for History and Hawthornden Prize), BERLIN: The Downfall, THE BATTLE FOR SPAIN (Premio La Vanguardia), D-DAY: The Battle for Normandy (Prix Henry Malherbe and the RUSI Westminster Medal), THE SECOND WORLD WAR, ARDENNES 1944 (Prix Medicis shortlist) and ARNHEM: The Battle for the Bridges, 1944. Beevor's books have appeared in thirty-three languages and have sold more than eight million copies. A former chairman of the Society of Authors, he has received a number of honorary doctorates. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Kent and an Honorary Fellow of King's College, London. He was knighted in 2017.