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World War Two : a short history

Author: Norman Stone
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2012.
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Stone--one of the greatest living historians of the 20th century--provides an unprecedentedly concise, utterly authoritative account of the deadliest war of human history. Over 60 million people perished in World War Two, and the story of how the conflict roared to life from the ashes of the Great War is shocking, tragic, and also completely preventable in hindsight.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Stone
ISBN: 9780465013722 0465013724
OCLC Number: 823028701
Description: xxvi, 238 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Between the wars --
Germany ascendant --
Barbarossa --
Pearl Harbor and North Africa --
The Russian turn-around --
Fanaticism and hate, muddle and delay --
Nazism and communism --
West and East --
The end.
Other Titles: World War 2
World War II
Responsibility: Norman Stone.

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Stone--one of the greatest living historians of the 20th century--provides an unprecedentedly concise, utterly authoritative account of the deadliest war of human history. Over 60 million people perished in World War Two, and the story of how the conflict roared to life from the ashes of the Great War is shocking, tragic, and also completely preventable in hindsight.

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