The Storm of War by Andrew Roberts

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It is a safe bet that at any given moment there is someone in the United Kingdom writing a general history of the Second World War. Andrew Roberts's latest offering is a sparkling addition to the groaning shelves.
-Guardian

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"Roberts'spopulist approach makes for a rollicking good read and never comes at theexpense of accuracy. His mastery of the huge variety of subjects is trulyimpressive and his ability to marshal these subjects into a single compellingnarrative stunning." —The Daily Telegraph

Hailedby The Economist as “Britain’s finest military historian” forbestsellers such as Masters and Commanders and Waterloo, AndrewRoberts offers a magisterial new history of World War II and the Axis strategythat led the Germans and Japanese to their eventual defeat. Perfect for readershoping to gain new insight into WWII’s pivotal battles and campaigns, fromDunkirk to D-Day, The Storm of War is a powerful, penetrating, andcompulsively readable examination of the causes, currents, and consequences ofthe Second World War.

 

About Andrew Roberts

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Andrew Roberts is the author of Masters and Commanders and A History of the English-Speaking Peoples Since 1900. His other books include Napoleon and Wellington, Eminent Churchillians, and Salisbury, which won the Wolfson History Prize. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, Roberts writes frequently for the Wall Street Journal and the Daily Beast. He lives in London, England.
 
Published May 17, 2011 by HarperCollins e-books. 803 pages
Genres: History, War, Travel, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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NY Times

Good
on Jun 17 2011

...the real interest of his book resides in its robustly conventional virtues — scholarly dedication to the sources, humane identification with the soldiers and remarkably effective prose.

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Guardian

Good
Reviewed by Robert Service on Aug 08 2009

It is a safe bet that at any given moment there is someone in the United Kingdom writing a general history of the Second World War. Andrew Roberts's latest offering is a sparkling addition to the groaning shelves.

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Guardian

Above average
on Aug 29 2009

...this excellent one-volume history of the war stands as a principled rebuttal to their claims that Hitler was in any way a genius.

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Guardian

Good
on Aug 09 2009

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.

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WSJ online

Excellent
on Jul 02 2011

Mr. Roberts has set a high bar for future historians of mankind's greatest bloodbath.

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Washington Times

Good
on Jul 22 2011

Andrew Roberts...has produced what Gen. George Patton might call “a helluva book”...

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The Telegraph

Excellent
on Aug 06 2009

His mastery of the huge variety of subjects is truly impressive and his ability to marshal these subjects into a single compelling narrative stunning.

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Open Letters Monthly

Good

...a pure treat of a book, glimmeringly Herodotean and at times decidedly, endearingly odd.

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The Daily Beast

Above average
on May 16 2011

...Roberts has been transforming himself steadily into a historian on a broader, wider, more “popular” and ambitious scale.

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EzineArticles

Good
on May 07 2011

Anyone who lived through any war, but especially WWII, needs to read this greatly detailed and informative book that gives details, stories, actions, and facts many of which were never published.

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