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In this new and long book he looks at World War II in a non-nationalistic way.
Davies clearly aims to be provocative, but he makes his case well and in doing so he also presents a very vivid multi-dimensional view of WWII in Europe.
Davies argues his point well that the war was no battle of good vs. evil, in the end there was no moral victory in Europe.
DESPITE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE AMERICAN/BRITISH LANDING IN NORMANDY, THE MAJOR WAR IN EUROPE WAS, HAD BEEN, AND WAS TO BE FOUGHT ON THE EASTERN FRONT. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Idea Gardiner
From the title of this book I thought it would be a narrative history of World War II. Boy, was I surprised!! Read morePublished 17 months ago by MaryK
It's not often that a writer can take what you know, add to it, and remake your ideas. Davies is one of those writers...Published 17 months ago by R. G. Steen
Davies does an excellent job of demolishing the myth about WWII that too many in the West hold about where the war's center actually was. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Madoc Pope
Davies' No Simple Victory ("NSV") is not really a history of the European Theater of Operations in World War II. Read morePublished 21 months ago by M. Wilding
Norman Davies' 'Europe at War: No simple victory' covers the European portion of the Second World War. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Carl
Professor Davies focuses on facts that are often overlooked in Western histories of World War II in Europe. The Second World War in Poland started and centered in the East. Read morePublished on June 14, 2012 by Mark Carolla
I think Norman Davies has succeeded in his objective in this book, No Simple Victory, with this reader to show in this World War 2 tome that the western theater was a side show to... Read morePublished on December 29, 2011 by John Umland
I believe Norman Davies to be one of the best historians on the 2nd World War. This author tells you the way it really was and he is careful not to get caught up in old biases or... Read morePublished on March 7, 2011 by Daniel Bennett