No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, 1939-1945

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Viking, 2006 - 544 من الصفحات
One of the world’s leading historians re-examines World War II and its outcome

If history really belongs to the victor, what happens when there’s more than one side declaring victory? That’s the conundrum Norman Davies unravels in his absorbing new book No Simple Victory. Far from being a revisionist history, this is instead a clear-eyed reappraisal, offering new insight by reevaluating well-established facts, as well as pointing out lesser-known ones.

Davies asks readers to reconsider what they know about World War II, and how the received wisdom might be biased or incorrect. He poses simple questions that have complicated and unexpected answers. For instance, Can you name the five biggest battles of the war in Europe? Or, What were the main political ideologies that were contending for supremacy? The answers to these and other questions—and the implications of those answers—will surprise even those who feel that they are experts on the subject.

Norman Davies has established himself as one of the preeminent scholars of World War II history, in the tradition of John Keegan and Antony Beevor. No Simple Victoryis an invaluable contribution to twentieth century history and an illuminating portrait of a conflict which continues to raise questions and provoke debate today.

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ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة

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So, this was published in 2007, but smells of the '90s, when people apparently were shocked to learn that Stalin and his cronies were actually pretty evil. It'll teach you a lot about the war in ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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This was extremely interesting and certainly casts a "new light" on interpretations of World War 2. The author puts forward the theory that the war was won on the Eastern front and that D-day etc were ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله

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Norman Davies is the bestselling author of Europe: A History, The Isles: A History, and Rising 44. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and professor emeritus at London University.

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