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No Simple Victory

World War II in Europe, 1939-1945

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This edition published in by Penguin Books in New York.

Written in English

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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No Simple Victory
2009, Penguin USA, Inc.
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No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, 1939-1945
2008, Penguin Books
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No Simple Victory

World War II in Europe, 1939-1945

First published in 2008



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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.

No Simple Victory

World War II in Europe, 1939-1945

This edition published in by Penguin Books in New York.


Table of Contents

Introduction
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
Inconclusions

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
ix, 544 p.
Dimensions
21 x x inches

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Open Library
OL25413345M
ISBN 10
0143114093
ISBN 13
9780143114093

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