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Europe at War 1939-1945

No Simple Victory

Norman Davies

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Pan
01 October 2007
History; European history; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Second World War; Political structures: totalitarianism & dictatorship
The conventional narrative of the Second World War is well known: after six years of brutal fighting on land, sea and in the air, the Allied Powers prevailed and the Nazi regime was defeated. But as in so many things, the truth is somewhat different. Bringing a fresh eye to bear on a story we think we know, Norman Davies. Davies forces us to look again at those six years and to discard the usual narrative of Allied good versus Nazi evil, reminding us that the war in Europe was dominated by two evil monsters - Hitler and Stalin - whose fight for supremacy consumed the best people in Germany and in the USSR. The outcome of the war was at best ambiguous, the victory of the West was only partial, its moral reputation severely tarnished and, for the greater part of the continent of Europe, 'liberation' was only the beginning of more than fifty years of totalitarian oppression. PRAISE FOR NORMAN DAVIES 'Davies writes with real knowledge and passion.' Michael Burleigh, Evening Standard 'Punchy and compelling' Noel Malcolm, Sunday Telegraph
By:   Norman Davies
Imprint:   Pan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Unabridged
Dimensions:   Height: 197mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   462g
ISBN:   9780330352123
ISBN 10:   0330352121
Pages:   546
Publication Date:   01 October 2007
Recommended Age:   16
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Norman Davies is the bestselling and critically acclaimed author of Europe: A History; The Isles: A History and Rising '44 . He is also the author of the definitive history of Poland, God's Playground, and several books on European history. He lives in Oxford and Krakow, Poland.

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