World War Two A Short History

by Norman Stone

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World War Two A Short History Synopsis

 Norman Stone's gripping book tells the narrative of the Second World War in as brief a compass as possible, making a sometimes familiar story utterly fresh and arresting. As with his highly acclaimed World War One: A Short History, there is a compelling sense of a terrible story unfolding, of a sceptical and humorous intelligence at work, and a wish to convey to an audience who may well have no memory of the conflict just how high the stakes were.

World War Two A Short History Press Reviews

'Professor Norman Stone has achieved the impossible; he has somehow written a comprehensive history of the Second World War in just under 200 pages, summarising the entire conflict while leaving out nothing of importance and bringing his lifetime of study of the subject to bear in a witty, incisive and immensely readable way ... Norman Stone has proved yet again that he is one of the most original, witty and powerful British historians writing today' -- Andrew Roberts

 

'The joy and strength of this compact history, besides its trenchancy and, in the publishers
words, the sceptical and humorous intelligence at work , is its narrative clarity ... a book to clear the mind' -- Allan Mallinson The Times

 

'Novices will receive a painless introduction, but educated readers should not pass up the highly opinionated prologue and epilogue and the author's trademark acerbic commentary throughout ... Readers of all stripes ... will find plenty to ponder' - Kirkus Reviews

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ISBN: 9780141037141
Publication date: 06/02/2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141037141
Publication date: 6th February 2014
Author: Norman Stone
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, History,
Categories: Second World War, General & world history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000,

About Norman Stone

Norman Stone is one of Britain's greatest historians. His major works include The Eastern Front, 1914-1917 (winner of the Wolfson Prize and published by Penguin), Europe Transformed and The Atlantic and Its Enemies (published by Penguin). He has taught at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Bilkent, where he is now Director of the Turkish-Russian Centre. He lives in Ankara.

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