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No simple victory : World War II in Europe, 1939-1945

Author: Norman Davies
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A leading historian re-examines World War II and its outcome. Davies asks readers to reconsider what they know about World War II, and how the received wisdom might be biased or incorrect. He poses simple questions that have complicated and unexpected answers. For instance, Can you name the five biggest battles of the war in Europe? Or, What were the main political ideologies that were contending for supremacy? The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davies, Norman, 1939-
No simple victory.
New York : Viking, 2007
(OCoLC)646991076
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Davies
ISBN: 9780670018321 0670018325
OCLC Number: 104891528
Notes: "Published in Great Britain as Europe at War 1939-1945 : no simple victory by Macmillan"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 544 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Interpretation : five factors --
Warfare : military action in Europe, 1939-1945 --
Politics : before, during, and after the war --
Soldiers : from enlistment to war grave --
Civilians : life and death in wartime --
Portrayals : the Second World War in pictures, literature and history.
Responsibility: Norman Davies.
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A leading historian re-examines World War II and its outcome. Davies asks readers to reconsider what they know about World War II, and how the received wisdom might be biased or incorrect. He poses simple questions that have complicated and unexpected answers. For instance, Can you name the five biggest battles of the war in Europe? Or, What were the main political ideologies that were contending for supremacy? The answers to these and other questions--and the implications of those answers--will surprise even those who feel that they are experts on the subject.--From publisher description.

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A Different Perspective on World War II

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"Over sixty years have passed since the end of the Second World War. And most people would assume that the broad outlines of that terrible conflict had been established long since."Davis clearly identifies the attitudes, values, values and experiences that color the various histories and stories told...
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