The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War

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9780061228605: The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War

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Andrew Roberts's acclaimed new history has been hailed as the finest single-volume account of this epic conflict. From the western front to North Africa, from the Baltic to the Far East, he tells the story of the war--the grand strategy and the individual experience, the brutality and the heroism--as never before.

Meticulously researched and masterfully written, The Storm of War illuminates the war's principal actors, revealing how their decisions shaped the course of the conflict. Along the way, Roberts presents tales of the many lesser-known individuals whose experiences form a panoply of the courage and self-sacrifice, as well as the depravity and cruelty, of the Second World War.

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"Andrew Roberts's latest offering is a sparkling addition to the groaning shelves. Roberts offers refreshing judgments on the politicians and commanders in lively prose and his denunciation of the murder of millions of Jews is as measured as it is moving."--Robert Service, "The Observer"

"Many World War II books require numerous volumes and thousands of pages. But by marching across huge spans of time and territory with the eye of a determined battlefield soldier, British historian Roberts packs the whole war into one 768-page volume."--"The New York Post"

"Roberts gives readers a new, well-written retelling of the spectacular ebb and flow of World War II. . . .A well-sourced and well-told introduction for general readers that will also be enjoyed by those in the know."--"Library Journal" (starred review)

"Roberts's book is tightly written, every page packed with terse comment, well-organised facts and, often, telling details. Engrossing to read."--Paul Johnson, "The Spectator"

"A magnificent book. . . . It manages to be distinctive but not eccentric, comprehensive in scope but not cramped by detail, giving due weight both to the extraordinary personalities and to the blind economic and physical forces involved."--"The Economist"

"A concise but comprehensive history that gets to the heart of one mankind's greatest struggles. . . . Thanks to Roberts's mastery of substance, style, and, yes, statistics, readers can now enjoy a one-volume history of that war that is far superior to most of the works preceding it."--"The American Spectator"

"Roberts has produced a lucid narrative stream that makes his book flow like a novel. I couldn't put it down."--"The Shreveport Times"

"Roberts underscores the factors that affected the war's outcome and raises a number of intriguing questions. . . . Accessible, meticulously researched, and executed with clarity."--"The Tucson Citizen"

"This is history as it should be written. Award-winning historian Roberts, a master storyteller, combines a comprehensive command of sources, a sophisticated analytical dimension, and fingertip balance between great events and their personal dimensions."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review)

Gripping....splendid history. A brilliantly clear and accessible account of the war in all its theaters. Roberts s prose is unerringly precise and strikingly vivid. It is hard to imagine a better-told military history of World War II. --Timothy Snyder, The New York Times Book Review"

Elegantly balances fact, thought and fresh, clear prose. . . . Roberts has set a high bar for future historians of mankind s greatest bloodbath; Roberts splendidly weaves a human tragedy into a story of war s remorseless statistics. --The Wall Street Journal"

With his new book on the Second World War, British historian Andrew Roberts has not only written the single best history of that conflict but has also claimed his place as one of our top historians. --Michael Korda, The Daily Beast"

A magnificent book;It manages to be distinctive but not eccentric, comprehensive in scope but not cramped by detail, giving due weight both to the extraordinary personalities and to the blind economic and physical forces involved. --The Economist"

Roberts s narrative gifts are such that it is almost impossible to read his retelling of these nightmares without some feeling of encountering the new. No history book can ever truly be definitive, but this comes close. Roberts never loses sight of the human side of this epic. --National Review"

Roberts is a great historian because of a rare triune mastery: of the movement of history, in both its broad sweep and particular revelatory detail; a felicitous prose style and gift for narrative; and a commanding moral vision. --Roger Kimball, The Daily"

Andrew Roberts achieves a marvel of concision in producing a splendidly written, comprehensive new history of the greatest conflict in history, The Storm of War particularly good in its insights into Axis strategy. --Sir Ian Kershaw, The Guardian, Books of the Year"

In what might be his best book yet, Roberts gives us the war as seen from the other side of the hill. He has the knack of making complex military operations comprehensible and salting the grand strategic sweep with vignettes of how it felt to be a soldier. --Nigel Jones, The Sunday Telegraph"

Roberts is a first-rate historian. He has a sharp eye for a good subject and a knack of getting to its heart. The second world war, which cost more than 50 million lives, has a perennial fascination that Roberts conveys through an admirably lucid narrative. --Piers Brendon, The Sunday Times"

In one irresistibly readable book, Roberts has done what I thought was impossible--given us the whole bloody second world war from the brass buttons of the generals down to the mud-filled trenches and stretching across the globe. --Tina Brown, Newsweek"

The best full history of World War II yet written. --Simon Sebag Montefiore, The Wall Street Journal"

"Gripping. . . . splendid history. A brilliantly clear and accessible account of the war in all its theaters. Roberts's prose is unerringly precise and strikingly vivid. It is hard to imagine a better-told military history of World War II."--Timothy Snyder, The New York Times Book Review

"Elegantly balances fact, thought and fresh, clear prose. . . . Roberts has set a high bar for future historians of mankind's greatest bloodbath; Roberts splendidly weaves a human tragedy into a story of war's remorseless statistics."--The Wall Street Journal

"With his new book on the Second World War, British historian Andrew Roberts has not only written the single best history of that conflict but has also claimed his place as one of our top historians."--Michael Korda, The Daily Beast

"A magnificent book;It manages to be distinctive but not eccentric, comprehensive in scope but not cramped by detail, giving due weight both to the extraordinary personalities and to the blind economic and physical forces involved."--The Economist

"Roberts's narrative gifts are such that it is almost impossible to read his retelling of these nightmares without some feeling of encountering the new. No history book can ever truly be definitive, but this comes close. Roberts never loses sight of the human side of this epic."--National Review

"Roberts is a great historian because of a rare triune mastery: of the movement of history, in both its broad sweep and particular revelatory detail; a felicitous prose style and gift for narrative; and a commanding moral vision."--Roger Kimball, The Daily

"Andrew Roberts achieves a marvel of concision in producing a splendidly written, comprehensive new history of the greatest conflict in history, The Storm of War--particularly good in its insights into Axis strategy."--Sir Ian Kershaw, The Guardian, Books of the Year

"In what might be his best book yet, Roberts gives us the war as seen from the other side of the hill. He has the knack of making complex military operations comprehensible and salting the grand strategic sweep with vignettes of how it felt to be a soldier."--Nigel Jones, The Sunday Telegraph

"Roberts is a first-rate historian. He has a sharp eye for a good subject and a knack of getting to its heart. The second world war, which cost more than 50 million lives, has a perennial fascination that Roberts conveys through an admirably lucid narrative."--Piers Brendon, The Sunday Times

"In one irresistibly readable book, Roberts has done what I thought was impossible--given us the whole bloody second world war from the brass buttons of the generals down to the mud-filled trenches and stretching across the globe."--Tina Brown, Newsweek

"The best full history of World War II yet written."--Simon Sebag Montefiore, The Wall Street Journal

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