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Not exactly a glowing account of World War II in Europe, this recounts all the injustices, mistakes, and mass killings on both sides. The war in Europe was not just an honorable struggle to liberate a continent from a vile dictatorship; Hitchcock (history, Wellesley Coll.; The Struggle for Europe) reminds us that it was also a disaster that cost millions of people everything they had. An anodyne to more simplistic views, this work, per its author, aims for a "richer, more complex history of the 'good war.'" For large World War II collections.
—Edwin B. Burgess