The Storm of War

50 million dead. Western civilization shattered. The Second World War ( boggles the mind on every level. Of the hundreds of histories on either the whole, parts, or aspects of this recent conflict which should you choose? This is one that I really ‘enjoyed’ if that term is appropriate. Roberts ( sheds great illumination. His style is clear, full of scholarship and is heartbreaking all in one. If somewhat Anglo-centric, this is compensated by many excellent qualities of explanation and insight. It was all so cataclysmic, and took place such a short time ago.

First published 2009.

Andrew Roberts

768 pages in Penguin paperback edition.

ISBN 978-0141029283

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