The Second World War (PB)

Author(s): Antony Beevor


The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced from the war in the Pacific and China, and yet events on opposite sides of the world had profound effects. Using the most up-to-date scholarship and research, Beevor assembles the whole picture in a gripping narrative that extends from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific and from the snowbound steppe to the North African Desert. Although filling the broadest canvas on a heroic scale, Beevor's THE SECOND WORLD WAR never loses sight of the fate of the ordinary soldiers and civilians whose lives were crushed by the titanic forces unleashed in this, the most terrible war in history.


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A magisterial, single-volume history of the greatest conflict the world has ever known by our foremost military historian.

Antony Beevor served as a regular officer in the 11th Hussars in Germany. He is the author of CRETE, which won a RUNCIMAN PRIZE; PARIS AFTER THE LIBERATION (written with his wife, Artemis Cooper); STALINGRAD, which won the SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE, the WOLFSON PRIZE FOR HISTORY and the HAWTHORNDEN PRIZE FOR LITERATURE; BERLIN: THE DOWNFALL, which received the first LONGMAN-HISTORY TODAY AWARD; THE BATTLE FOR SPAIN; and, most recently, D-DAY, which received the RUSI WESTMINSTER MEDAL. His books have appeared in 30 languages and sold 5 million copies.

General Fields

  • : 9781780225647
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • : 0.805
  • : July 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Antony Beevor
  • : Paperback
  • : 315
  • : English
  • : 940.53
  • : 880
  • : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)