No Simple Victory

by Davies, Norman

One of the world?s leading historians re- examines World War II and its outcome A clear-eyed reappraisal of World War II that offers new insight by reevaluating well-established facts and pointing out lesser-known ones, No Simple Victory asks readers to reconsider what they know about the war, and how that knowledge might be biased or incorrect. Norman Davies poses simple questions that have unexpected answers: Can you name the five biggest battles of the war? What were the main political ideologies that were contending for supremacy? The answers to these questions will surprise even those who feel that they are experts on the subject. Davies has established himself as a preeminent scholar of World War II . No Simple Victory is an invaluable contribution to twentieth-century history and an illuminating portrait of a conflict that continues to provoke debate.

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The history of the Eastern Front (Russia) during WWII is vividly and accurately depicted with such detail that you cannot doubt that the Western Front (at 25% of the total causalities) was almost a side show. If you want honest history, this is the only book (among many) that I can recommend.

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