"Essential reading for all military historians."
"An important and successful book."
"Highly effective. The result, as so often with sound scholarship, is the ruthless dispelling of myths."
About the Author
RICHARD J. OVERY, D.Phil., is a professor of modern European history at King’s College, London. An award-winning historian, he has published numerous other books on World War II, including Why the Allies Won; The Battle of Britain: The Myth and the Reality; Interrogations: The Nazi Elite in Allied Hands, 1945; and Russia’s War: A History of the Soviet War Effort, 1941–1945. He lives in London.