The Second World War

✆ Good The Second World War to read online ́ ePUB By Antony Beevor ᾥ ✆ Good The Second World War to read online ́ ePUB By Antony Beevor ᾥ Praise for THE SECOND WORLD WAR Beevor s book is the definitive history This is World War II as Tolstoy would have described it the great and the small Washington PostAntony Beevor s The Second World War is simply the ultimate Second World War history it brings these vast events to life, from high strategy to suffering humanity, from the dictators to the ordinary soldier.Simon Sebag Montefiore, Daily TelegraphA powerful narrative of World War IIa gripping accountBeevor s trademarkis the use of eyewitness testimony to deliver haunting particulars.Richard Toye, New York Times Book ReviewEver present is Beevor s skill in blending the strategizing of military chiefs with the ordinary soldiers they ordered about Few will match his masterly overview, and no one will be unmoved by the ordeals and achievements that he so powerfully describes Globe and Mail The Second World War is a comprehensive capstonea page turner and a kaleidoscope of individual experiences in a context of continuous choices Beevor s command of a comprehensive spectrum of sources enables him to present the war from the perspective of its participantsBeevor brilliantly shows, at all levels, that WWII defies easy generalization Publishers WeeklyBeevor has delivered an epic, brilliantly researched work on the defining event of the 20th century his new research and his pitch perfect narrative represent a truly astonishing display of art and craft This book, which crowns Beevor s distinguished and bestselling career, is one of the nonfiction events of the decade and for this reader, is by far the best nonfiction of 2012 to date.Stephen Frater, author of Hell Above Earth, Sarasota Herald TribuneIn this kaleidoscopic, one volume account, a prize winning historian shows his eye for telling anecdotes, his command of myriad facts, his sharply evocative prose and his skill at conjuring the big picture New Orleans Times PicayuneAnyone looking for a comprehensive military history of the Second World War that combines high strategy and politics but also takes full account of the war s human dimensions need look no further Winnipeg Free PressA general history of the war needs to embrace this variety of experience and capture the interplay between the momentous events unfolding on different continents and the high seas Antony Beevor effectively meets this challenge A former British army officer and author of admired works on Stalingrad and the Allied invasion of Normandy, Beevor is a gifted writer who knows how to keep a good story rolling The brutality and courage of individual soldiers and civilians emerge in Beevor s powerful accounts Beevor s book is a pleasure to read and an example of intelligent, lively historical writing at its best The Financial TimesEvery page is imbued with the sense that this man really knows what he is talking about Beevor s human and logistical capacities, in combination, inform the gripping accounts of some of the great set piece confrontations that determined the outcome of the war Peter Clarke, The New RepublicAntony Beevor makes the reader believe in the impossible that he could write a history of magisterial authority about the greatest war of modern times and do justice to the global reach of that war The Washington TimesReaders who may instinctively recoil from another book about the worldwide turmoil of 1939 1945 would be unwise to ignore this one Always at ease with the conduct of battle, Beevor displays his grasp of the German Army s professionalism and tactical skill at all levels of command, as well as Stalin s metamorphosis from paranoid political tyrant to master of history s most enormous battlefield Once action is joined and false assumptions are exposed, Beevor is ruthless in dissecting them, whether featured in the fortunes of friend, foe or despite their grit and resolve in our own armed forces.Michael Tillotson, The TimesBrilliantly writtenBeevor s account is incomparably vivid a magnificently readable book The New York Review of BooksYou feel yourself being carried along on the narrative flow, channeled this way and that through the pools and rapids by Beevor s expert helmsmanship As we have come to expect from the author, great events are leavened by telling vignettes and anecdotes.Patrick Bishop, StandpointAn outstanding example of narrative history at its best, at once scholarly, enlightening, entertaining and thought provoking The TabletEverything is pared down to serve the relentless thrust of his storytelling The result is a magnificent performance true excitement from one page to the next delivered in faultless prose Beevor offers superbly vivid accounts, often with tiny details that will surprise even those who gorge themselves on shot and ball histories.Christopher Silvester, Daily ExpressThe chapters on the Nazi Soviet war find Beevor at the top of his game, in command of a huge range of sources, with a fine eye for place and detail, deftly manipulating incident and character, and making effective use of soldiers diaries and letters to create a vast human tapestry of war The prose is relaxed and contains a spring in every paragraph He excels too at grand strategy as a diplomatic historian, he is a match for AJP Taylor The conferences at Casablanca, Tehran, Yalta and so on, which can have their longeurs, here sparkle with wit and insight, especially into the behaviour of Stalin There are revelations too.Ben Shephard, ObserverThis book is a perfect mixture of world history and human experience, unbiased and highly readable The JournalBrocaded with details of the great campaigns and thoughtful explanations of Hitler s murderous belligerency, The Second World War is an absorbing, unsparingly lucid work of military historyexceptionally powerful.Ian Thomson, The SpectatorAntony Beevor s remarkably informative and well written book Beevor s enormous strength is that he can sketch out complicated campaigns clearly Antony Beevor has done splendid justice to this the bombing of Germany and to a very great deal else.Norman Stone, Literary ReviewA war epic close to perfection Mail on SundayThe level of operational command, rather than grand strategy or the horrors of front line experience, shapes the magisterial narrative of the Second World War Its military history is presented chronologically, with chapter titles which convey the simultaneity and interconnectedness of events in very different theatres This is the place to begin if you need to get your knowledge of the war in order Beevor is not afraid to quote the familiar when it is important or to let his favourite voices have their say but he also provides plenty of fresh insights for those who kid themselves that they know the story already.Hew Strachan, Evening StandardThis is history writ large unexpected vignettes linger in the memory Daily TelegraphThis memorable vignette is one of hundreds in Antony Beevor s utterly absorbing history of the Second World War Beevor is justly celebrated for recounting the human realities of war Beevor is committed to telling the truth about war, with all its painful contradictions Beevor does not flinch this is as comprehensive and objective account of the course of the war as we are likely to get, and the most humanly moving to date.John Gray, New StatesmanJudged against his own high standards of readability there is no doubt that The Second World War succeeds very well indeed This is an immensely readable book, not least for the manner in which it blends together high strategy with the view from below A masterful narrative history History Today If you only know the outlines of World War II, I would very heartily recommend it Ta Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic His monumental and magisterial history of the Second World War Beevor is excellent at catching the individual in the flood tide of events Few can match his superbly controlled narrative Sunday ExpressWith engaging prose and a remarkable ability to clarify and simplify massive and complex events, Beevor has once again demonstrated why he is a pre eminent historian on the subjectthe book is essential reading for anyone seeking to learn about World War II and its consequences it is always captivating and informativeIt is hard to imagine how he will ever top this masterpiece of historical scholarship Army MagazineThe narrative never flags and the myriad pieces of this intricate kaleidoscope are pieced together with exemplary skillThis is a splendid book, erudite, with admirable clarity of thought and expression.Roger Moorhouse, The Independent on SundayPraise for D DAY Glorious, horrifying D Day is a vibrant work of history that honors the sacrifice of tens of thousands of men and women TimeOne of Beevor s strengths is his ability to describe the day to day experience of ordinary soldiers the food, the weather, the smells, the humor, the fear Perhaps this is what makes Beevor s D Day such terrific reading It details the shattering reality of D Day and the months of savage fighting that followed instead of offering empty mythologizing This is that rare hardcover worth your valuable attention and money USA TodayThe first impression on seeing D Day on the bookshelf might be a question, Why yet another book on D Day The answer comes through in the detailed research and exhaustive treatment of individual stories as the Allies lodged ashore and then advanced on that fateful day and after, all the way to ParisFor anyone with any interest at all in World War II in Europe, especially the time from the landings through the liberation of Paris, D Day is the book for you.Vice Admiral Robert F Dunn, Washington TimesThis is a superb book and a model of the historian s craft It stands as the best one volume history of this decisive military engagement Christian Science MonitorHis account of atrocities on both sides, of errors committed and of surpassing bravery makes for excellent though often blood soaked reading Beevor gets better with each book Kirkus ReviewsBeevor s history is becoming World War II s definitive account Minneapolis Star TribuneBeevor s book is a great look at how we think about good and evil Ta Nehisi Coates, The AtlanticHis singular ability to make huge historical events accessible to a general audience recalls the golden age of British narrative history, whose giants include Gibbon, Macaulay and Carlyle Boyd Tonkin INDEPENDENT Beevor can be credited with single handedly transforming the reputation of military history David Edgar GUARDIAN A truly outstanding historian of war Michael Howard STANDPOINT A British historian of great distinction and range, who demonstrates his mastery of his sources Gordon Craig NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS his accounts of the key moments in the second world war have a sense of colour, drama and immediacy that few narrative historians can match Dominic Sandbrook THE SUNDAY TIMES 20120527 If you want to understand the war as military struggle, this book is all you really need However well you thought you knew the subject, you will learn something new on every page Neill Denny WE LOVE THIS BOOK online You feel yourself being carried along on the narrative flow, channelled this way and that through the pools and rapids by Beevor s expert helmanship Patrick Bishop STANDPOINT 20120601 Brocaded with details of the great campaigns and thoughtful explanations of Hitler s murderous belligerence, The Second World War is an absorbing, unsparingly lucid work of military history Ian Thomson SPECTATOR 20120602 The myriad pieces of this intricate kaleidoscope are pieced together with exemplary skill Roger Moorhouse THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 20120603 This is a splendid book, erudite, with an admirable clarity of thought and expression Roger Moorhouse THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 20120603 Beevor s book is a pleasure to read and an example of intelligent, lively historical writing at its best Tony Barber THE FINANCIAL TIMES 20120603 Everyone who is interested in the Second World War should read this book Laurence Rees WW2HISTORY.COM 20120604 This is as comprehensive and objective an account of the course of the war as we are likely to get, and the most humanly moving to date John Gray NEW STATESMAN 20120611 The book that Beevor has been building towards writing and everybody else has been anticipating reading Donal O Donoghue RTE GUIDE 20120602 remarkably well written and informative Norman Stone LITERARY REVIEW 20120601 This is the place to begin if you need to get your knowledge of the war in order Hew Strachan EVENING STANDARD 20120607 This is history writ large James Owen THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH SEVEN Magazine 20120610 Beevor is excellent at catching the individual in the flood tide of events John Lewis Stempel SUNDAY EXPRESS 20120610 The book could not really have been done better MILITARY HISTORY MONTHLY A magnificent performance true 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Dictionary Translation to Spanish, pronunciation, discussions State Fisheries Aquaculture Food Agriculture Organization United Nations Rome, THE STATE OF WORLD FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE CONTRIBUTING TO FOOD SECURITY Adolescent pregnancy WHO fact sheet adolescent pregnancy providing key facts information causes, consequences response Antony Beevor Wikipedia Early life career Born Kensington, was educated at two independent schools Abberley Hall School Worcestershire, followed Winchester College bol Antony Boeken kopen Kijk snel van lezen koop je eenvoudig online bij bol Vele aanbiedingen Gratis retourneren Historian deploys all qualities this book that have made him our pre eminent historian War His seamless narrative effortlessly artikelen Alle online Op zoek naar Artikelen de vooravond Slag om Arnhem Volgende week wordt het nieuwste boek gepresenteerd historicus Beevor, De slag Het geeft een compleet beeld strijdveld Biography Beevor Sir FRSL, FRHistS, Sandhurst, where he studied 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    • Hardcover
    • The Second World War
    • Antony Beevor
    • English
    • 25 April 2017
    • 843 pages

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