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Inferno : the world at war, 1939-1945

Author: Max Hastings
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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A monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II, and its deeply personal consequences. Hastings simultaneously traces the major developments and puts them into real human context. He also explores some of the darker and less explored regions of the war's penumbra, including the conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland; and the Bengal famine in 1943 and 1944.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max Hastings
ISBN: 9780307273598 0307273598
OCLC Number: 707235871
Notes: Originally published as: All hell let loose. London : HarperPress, 2011.
Description: xx, 729 pages, [48] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Poland betrayed --
No peace, little war --
Blitzkriegs in the west --
Norway --
The fall of France --
Britain alone --
The Mediterranean --
Mussolini gambles --
A Greek tragedy --
Sandstorms --
Barbarossa --
Moscow saved, Leningrad starved --
America embattled --
Japan's season of triumph --
"I suppose you'll shove the little men off" --
The "white route" from Burma --
Swings of fortune --
Bataan --
The Coral Sea and Midway --
Guadalcanal and New Guinea --
The British at sea --
The Atlantic --
Arctic convoys --
The ordeal of Pedestal --
The furnace: Russia in 1942 --
Living with war --
Warriors --
Home fronts --
A woman's place --
Out of Africa --
The bear turns: Russia in 1943 --
Divided empires --
Whose liberty? --
The Raj: unfinest hour --
Asian fronts --
China --
Jungle bashing and island hopping --
Italy: high hopes, sour fruits --
Sicily --
The road to Rome --
Yugoslavia --
War in the sky --
Bombers --
Targets --
Victims --
Masters and slaves --
Killing Jews --
Europe becomes a battlefield --
Japan: defying fate --
Germany besieged --
The fall of the Third Reich --
Budapest: in the eye of the storm --
Eisenhower's advance to the Elbe --
Berlin: the last battle--
Japan prostrate --
Victors and vanquished.
Other Titles: All hell let loose
Responsibility: Max Hastings.

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A monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II, and its deeply personal consequences. Hastings simultaneously traces the major developments and puts them into real human context. He also explores some of the darker and less explored regions of the war's penumbra, including the conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland; and the Bengal famine in 1943 and 1944.
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