The Second World War

The Second World War Review

In this comprehensive history, John Keegan explores both the technical and the human impact of the greatest war of all time. He focuses on five crucial battles and offers new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare. In knowledgable, perceptive analysis of the airborne battle of Crete, the carrier battle of Midway, the tank battle of Falaise, the city battle of Berlin, and the amphibious battle of Okinawa, Keegan illuminates the strategic dilemmas faced by the leaders and the consequences of their decisions on the fighting men and the course of the war as a whole.

Title:The Second World War
Edition Language:English

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  • Ted

    This book has sometimes been viewed as the best one volume history of World War II.Well, I wouldn't argue with that, at least regarding readability. There is no doubt that Keegan is one of the best mi...

  • Jill Hutchinson

    Historian John Keegan packed all of the Second World War in one book of 595 pages and did it well. Granted, there were certain battles that were shortchanged or not mentioned at all but that is bound ...

  • Lizzy

    My first serious introduction to WWII, read in 2015. John Keegan in The Second World War gives the reader an excellent and balanced one-volume analysis of this crucial historical conflict. At 500 plus...

  • David

    John Keegan gives a clear, comprehensive survey of WWII. If you're unclear about the era of WWII, read Keegan's Second World War before going to Rick Atkinson's Liberation Trilogy, which is much more ...

  • Rob

    This would be the text to start finding out about WW2 if you knew absolutely nothing about the subject. Unfortunately people under the age of 30, 35 (?) haven't got a clue so that's a lot of people.Wi...

  • Jason

    This is an excellent one volume telling of the Second World War, within its historical context, with a heavy emphasis on the strategic questions and decisions faced by the political and military high ...

  • Bettie

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/world...Description: This is the unabridged reading of "The Second World War" by John Keegan. The book was published in 1989, and this audio book was produced by Books ...

  • Ed

    John Keegan is most likely the pre-eminent military historian in the English speaking world. One of the things I appreciate, about his writing, is he does not try to overwhelm the reader with details....

  • Erik Graff

    Picked this up at the sale room at the Hayward, Wisconsin public library last summer.John Keegan is primarily a military historian, someone familiar to me from other publications. He writes, in my exp...

  • Donald

    This book's a brick but Keegan gives the heavy matter readability with clear prose and the right amount of jargon for non-war buffs such as myself. It is a great, balanced, one-volume description of W...