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The War in the West - A New History Audiobook

The War in the West - A New History: Volume 1: Germany Ascendant 1939-1941

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Publisher's Summary

Are you ready for the truth about World War Two?

In the first of an extraordinary three-volume account of the war on land, in the air and at sea, James Holland not only reveals the truth behind the familiar legends of the Second World War but he also unveils those lesser known events which were to have the greatest significance.

The first book to consider the economic, political and social as well as the military aspects of World War Two, this is a unique retelling of a monumental event in all its terrible and majestic glory.

Holland has spent over 12 years unearthing new research, visiting archives, battlefields and the very people who fought and lived through the conflict. He has, in his own accessible and inimitable style, written an account to redefine our understanding of the war. It is unlike anything else on the subject.

©2015 James Holland (P)2015 Random House AudioBooks (UK)

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  • R
    16/06/16
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    "Excellent"

    A well written history and a very good narrator. I enjoyed this book very much.

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  • Iain Joynson
    24/05/16
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    "great"

    well read and a few things I didn't know. great for students covering ww2. covers a lot of theatres as well and gives a good balanced view.

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  • Helen Lynch
    21/01/16
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    "Pleasure to listen to"

    Not the most technical history book, but well written and engaging for those interested but not obsessed with the history of the war.

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  • amore
    6/11/15
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    "A good listen."

    Excellent narrator, who definitely added to my listening enjoyment - and some new perspectives on an often-covered subject. Very enjoyable listen.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    31/01/16
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    "Good But It Ends So Suddenly"

    Good indepth overview of what was happening for first few years of WW2. But I think author should have progressed into 1942 and beyond.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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