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ISBN:
080500534X
Author:
Martin Gilbert
Category:
Military
Language:
English
Publisher:
Henry Holt; 1st American Edition edition (1989)
Pages:
846 pages
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A history of the Second World War that covers all the war fronts, the fighting on land, at sea and in the air, the activities of resistance and partisan groups, espionage, secret intelligence, strategy and tactics, war leaders, generals, admirals and air marshals, individual acts of heroism on all th. .

A history of the Second World War that covers all the war fronts, the fighting on land, at sea and in the air, the activities of resistance and partisan groups, espionage, secret intelligence, strategy and tactics, war leaders, generals, admirals and air marshals, individual acts of heroism on all the war fronts and behind the lines, the fate of prisoners of war, the. bombing of cities, the submarine war, and the aftermath of the war. The first history of the Second World War in which the fate of the Jews and of the many other civilian victims is an integral part of the war narrative.

The Second World War: A Complete History. In every respect, The First World War: The Complete History is an outstanding book that will provide readers with a greater understanding of the causes, effects, and events World War I. Highly recommended. 24 people found this helpful.

Martin Gilbert (1936-2015), a British historian and biographer is probably best known for his multi-volume official .

Martin Gilbert (1936-2015), a British historian and biographer is probably best known for his multi-volume official biography of Sir Winston Churchill. However, he also wrote many other excellent works of history, including The Holocaust, The First World War, and The Second World War. In all his works, Gilbert provides readers with a smooth, easy, and highly readable style. 19 people found this helpful.

Mr In the hands of master historian Martin Gilbert, the complex and compelling story of the Second World War comes to life.

Gilbert brings the strongest possible credentials to his history of World War II, and the result is a magisterial work (The New York Times). In the hands of master historian Martin Gilbert, the complex and compelling story of the Second World War comes to life. This is one of the first historical studies of World War II that describes the Holocaust as an integral part of the war.

The Second World War book. Heroes from all nations - soldiers, sailors and airmen, statesmen and The Second World War: A Complete History xviii, 846 pp. "Gilbert charts week by week, month by month, the development and horror of a war in which more than 46 million people perished. In this history of a global war, the author weaves together all aspects - political, diplomatic, military and civilian.

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Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of Winston Churchill, here offers a complete history of World War I.

Martin Gilbert, the official biographer of Winston Churchill, here offers a complete history of World War II. It began with the German invasion of Poland on September 1, 1939. Through it all, his aim is to show what happened, not from the point of view of any one of the warring nations but from a global perspective.

The Second World War. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1989. The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War. Hanson, Victor Davis. The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won. New York: Basic Books, 2017. New York: Harper Perennial, 2011. Der Zweite Weltkrieg. Snell, John L. Illusion and Necessity: The Diplomacy of Global War, 1939–1945. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965.

The Second World War: A Complete History - Book written by Sir Martin Gilbert

The Second World War: A Complete History - Book written by Sir Martin Gilbert  . This Atlas presents, through 333 maps, each phase of Hitler’s war against the Jewish people, against all those with Jewish blood or of Jewish descent, wherever they could be found.

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  • Gold Crown
Martin Gilbert’s The Second World War: A Complete History, is indeed a complete history. This an all-encompassing book, but Gilbert does leave out some crucial parts of the war. He does not begin World War II with the hostilities between Japan and China. This is a general trend in this work: the Pacific theater gets short shrift; Gilbert is far more interested in Europe. Gilbert was British, and this book is also written far more from the British prospective than any other. At times, it seems Gilbert forgets the American involvement in the war.

His prose is also flat and uninspired. Often, it reads with all the verve of a Wikipedia entry. For such a long work, some clever use of language would have been a welcome element.
  • Shalizel
A true masterpiece. Martin Gilbert is one of the finest storytellers of History. His history of both the First and Second World War contain details not found in other books, yet his narrative style makes putting down the book all the harder. This book is filled with facts and figures but are so will Incorporated into the story, they add to the readability. I highly recommend this and several other Martin Gilbert books.
  • WtePSeLNaGAyko
It is impossible to cover WWII in less than 800 pages. 100,000 pages seems like a more likely venue. Nevertheless, Mr. Gilbert has done it remarkably well. He arranged the topics by date and covered the whole world of events very briefly, skipping from a few well written, informative sentences on the Pacific war to more sentences in Europe or elsewhere to provide complete, but not detailed information or everything. If you want detailed information on a specific topic like Hamburg or Peleliu or the Bismarck or anything else you can buy whole volumes on the that topic. This book presents the 'tip of the iceberg' very well. It is not an uptight resource on any time or event.
  • Balhala
For mostly any type of reader, this is an excellent work: curious readers will learn much, researchers will find it an invaluable resource, and anybody will gain a pertinent knowledge of this war - the greatest (in scale) of all wars in history.

Unfortunately, and very surprisingly, there is no historical preface whatsoever: the book begins with the invasion of Poland, 1 September 1939, pronto. Thus, with no foundation, the reader might be quite irritated, especially if (s)he doesn't already have a fairly good knowledge of the events leading to the Second World War. This will not, however, impede the ability to read the book: still, the first two chapters or so concentrate primarily on the Nazi atrocities within Poland during and in the months after its conquest.

Past that point, however, the narrative removes itself from any particular perspective or base, and the reader is put in view of the war from all perspectives - Allied, Axis, and of the agony of occupied Europe, the Holocaust, which is not ignored by this history, and nor does its tragic story interfere with the flow of history itself.

This book is rather lengthy, which may be the delight or dismay of a potential reader: if you prefer longer, more extensive, comprehensive work, you will not be disappointed. If you had in mind a short, brief history just to fill you in on the basic happenings of the war, you might want to look elsewhere. But either way this book is a paragon of excellence in the career of historians.
  • MrCat
Except perhaps for Iris Chang's *The Rape of Nanking*, no other book I have read captures the horror and brutality of World War II like this one. Martin's trademark style is historical narrative intermingled with individual stories and anecdotes, and it is the individual accounts, replete with documented proper names and direct quotes, that convey the proper note of atrocity committed by the Axis Powers. There are daily accounts of Holocaust victims that should be enough to refute any Holocaust denier, and there are also recorded acts of selfless courage and heroism. No other book I have read on this subject expresses to this extent the madness perpetrated in the last century by two of the most powerful and advanced nations in the world. This is not a book for students of tactics and military strategy a la John Keegan, this is a memorial of human suffering in the most horrendous war ever fought. It is not exactly exciting, but it is appropriately appalling.
  • Cktiell
First and foremost, I would say that like his history of World War I, British historian Martin Gilbert has written and accessible history of World War II. Anyone looking for a battle-by-battle blow of the war will certainly be disappointed; while Gilbert addresses many of the larger battles and campaigns, his focus is more on the human story of those who fight. As a teacher and historian, I found the work insightful, and full of material I could call upon when teaching World War II. There is to my mind, a little too much statistical discussion as it applied to Nazi and Japanese atrocities (I.e., specific numbers murdered, executed, or exterminated in death camps), but that is the human focus of his work that I touched on earlier. Although he does address the bombing campaigns of the allies, especially on civilian targets (some because of the imprecision of World War II bombing), these events show the inhumanity of much of the warfare throughout human history, and deserve to be addressed in a more thorough way.

One must realize, that a truly complete history of this monumental war, is virtually impossible in a one volume work, regardless of its length. For those who have only a cursory understanding of the war should read Gilbert's work, and then seek out books written about other aspects of the conflict to gain a better understanding. This book is an excellent starting point.