The Second World War by Gordon Corrigan
A Military History

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A landmark reassessment of World War II that reconsiders the immense six-year conflict under the lens of the many separate campaigns fought in Europe, Asia, and the Mediterranean

A definitive single-volume military history of World War II, The Second World War reveals the vastly diverse ways in which each campaign was waged against very different enemies who rarely, if ever, coordinated their efforts. Corrigan, who has developed a scholarly reputation of challenging long-held historical assumptions, examines the agendas of the warring nations and offers fresh and vivid interpretations of how the war was fought and how it was won. In particular, the author dispels myths regarding the effectiveness of the American and British war efforts and brings the contributions of the Russian armies to the forefront. Vast in vision and epic in scope, The Second World War will change forever the way we think about the titanic conflicts that decided the shape of the modern world.

 

About Gordon Corrigan

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GORDON CORRIGAN is a member of the British Commission for Military History and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. He is the author of Mud, Blood and Poppycock and Blood, Sweat and Arrogance.
 
Published November 8, 2011 by Thomas Dunne Books. 672 pages
Genres: History, War. Non-fiction

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Beevor (D-Day, 2009, etc.) joins the ranks of other contemporary British historians to tackle the entire war in one volume—e.g., Andrew Roberts (The Storm of War) and Gordon Corrigan (The Second World War).

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An opinionated survey by a British military historian takes in all theaters of World War II, especially the war in Asia.

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Corrigan, a member of the British Commission for Military History, combines scholarship, presentation, and insight for this operational-level military history.

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Two are devoted to World War II and one to the World War I.

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BBC History Magazine

Gordon Corrigan is the author of two somewhat contradictory works of revisionist military history.

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