This absorbing study of the first and decisive phase of World War II tells not only how events happened but why they happened as they did. Eminent historian John Lukacs presents an extraordinary narrative of these two years, followed by a detailed sequential analysis of the lives of the peoples and then of the political, military, and intellectual relations and events.
Lukacs’s book is consistently interesting, surprising, and provocative.” James Joll, New York Times Book Review
This dispassionate, humorous, serious, and brilliantly written book marks an important step forward in our understanding of a past that is still within living memory.” Economist
An excellent, valuable, and highly readable book. . . . It makes both fascinating and extraordinarily valuable reading. It is a major contribution to historical scholarship.” Joseph G. Harrison, Christian Science Monitor
A brilliant, original study of what this era meant--socially, politically, artistically, intellectually--in the lives of the peoples of Europe. . . . [Lukacs’s] grasp of emotional as well as intellectual history is commanding.” New Yorker
Deserves to be widely read, seriously considered, and vigorously debated.” Gordon Wright, American Historical Review
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John Lukacs is the author of numerous books, among them Five Days in London, A Thread of Years, The Hitler of History, and The End of the Twentieth Century and the End of the Modern Age. The first two are available from Yale University Press.From Library Journal:
Lukacs is a familiar name in World War II studies. These two volumes, released in 1990 and 1976, respectively, follow the key players on the other side of the Atlantic. The duelists in the first title are Churchill and Hitler, and this book covers the pivotal 80-day period in 1940 when the Germans were poised to crush British forces and invade the empire. The second volume offers a precise time line of events and describes both what happened and why. Lukacs concentrates not only on the historical but on the sociological aspects of the war. For all collections.
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Descrizione libro Anchor Press, U.S.A., 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. New hardcover in very good dust jacket. Book has some bumping to top outer corners, and light shelf wear to bottom edge of spine, otherwise great. Interior is pristine, new, clean, tight and unread. Jacket has light sunning and some edge wear. Codice libro della libreria 045929
Descrizione libro Anchor Press, 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0385072546
Descrizione libro Anchor Press, 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0385072546
Descrizione libro Anchor Press, 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110385072546
Descrizione libro Anchor Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0385072546 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW7.1057325