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Posted July 17, 2007
I thought this was an outstanding book. Since the author is British, the book covers mainly the war in Europe. Even though small portions concerning the United States, Italy, and Japan are covered, this doesn't make the book any less important in World War II history. Without Europe's France and England and their European allies, there wouldn't be such a wonderful world we live in today.
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Posted June 18, 2000
Disappointing account of the Second World War
This book should realy be entitled 'The Second World War in Europe' and even that would be an overstatement given the complete lack of coverage regarding the Italians. The war in the Asia-Pacific theater is given hardly any attention at all and when it is mention, its only in passing. The war emphasizes the role of Britain (and later Russia) against the Germans (with only scant mention of Italy), while downplaying the role of the US, China and Japan. This book proves that a European could never be expected to give a full and accurate account of the Second World War, at least not from a global perspective. What this book does cover (the European War and the Holocaust) it covers well but its description and title are highly misleading.
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Posted October 29, 2003
An enjoyable book.
True to form, Sir Martin Gilbert gives the reader a well researched and easily readable one volume history of WWII. Through the use of diaries, memoirs, and official transcripts, the author brings into clear focus both the emotional and physical suffering endured during this most dificult time in history.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.