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How Hitler Could Have Won World War II: The Fatal Errors That Led To Nazi Defeat

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2009

    Well written and put together book.

    This is one of my favorite books I have ever read,it is a must read for any military history buff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2009

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    Great Book for History Buffs

    I am finishing up Bevin Alexander's How Hitler Could Have Won World War II and I cant put the book down. Great detail on every key battle along with great insight on Hitler's fatal decisions. The author does a good job of showing the reader the flaws with not only Hitler's military decison making but also those of the Allies commanders. Love this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2001


    This book was fascinating. I found myself shaking my head at how hard it was for Germany to LOSE the war after conquering France in 1940. Just shows that Hitler was as bad a military strategist as he was good a politician. Some of the decisions made by him were so blatently bad you wonder if there were some other forces at work. Highly recommended for both historians and military strategists. Very readable.

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  • Posted October 27, 2009

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    Excellent Study of a Provocative Topic

    It's chilling to realize how easily Hitler might have won the Second World War. Although having access to less industry, manpower, and natural resources than his principle opponents (England, USSR, and United States), the amount of military talent that Hitler had at his command was staggering. From the father of blitzkrieg Heinz Guderian to the unpredictable genius of Erwin Rommel, a Hitler that let the military talent at his disposal win the war for him could have ended the 1940s in possession of France, controlling (formerly) British North Africa, siphoning the oil wells of Persia, and holding a dagger to the underbelly of the Soviet Union, a hostage for resources and a free hand... if he didn't decide to simply take the oil and wheat that the Soviet Union so desperately needed.

    Bevin Alexander does a superb job outlining the dozen or so points at which Hitler, offered victory on a silver platter by his forward-thinking military men, spurned the dish and pressed forward into the disaster that befell him. What, Alexander asks, may have been the result of bagging the British Expeditionary Force instead of letting it go at Dunkirk? Allowing Goering to continue to level sector command centers, crippling Fighter Command at a critical hour? Captured Malta instead of Crete? Gave Rommel his full support and let him close the Suez Canal and squat atop the Persian oil wells, threatening Britain's reinforcement line to North Africa and her most beloved colony, India, in one fell swoop? What if Hitler had settled on one strategic objective in Barbarossa (instead of three) or held back his ideology-driven killers from murdering peasants who loathed Stalin? Allowed Manstein to relieve Paulus at Stalingrad? His generals to lure the Red Army into tactical death traps instead of demanding that they stand and fight?

    With an unsparing eye, and the caveat that he in no way wishes that Hitler had taken the route to victory, Alexander presents a well-researched study into the way that the man who made the German Army capable of fighting World War II made it impossible for Germany to win. This highly original proposition is sure to encourage many a conversation among minor and major historians alike into one of the most well-known modern war.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2001


    i have read this book about three times and each time i come across something that i missed and it was all really interesting and makes you think what if hitler would have actually won the war.

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