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Andrew Roberts's acclaimed new history has been hailed as the finest single-volume account of this epic conflict. From the western front to North Africa, from the Baltic to the Far East, he tells the story of the war—the grand strategy and the individual experience, the brutality and the heroism—as never before.
Meticulously researched and masterfully written, The Storm of War illuminates the war's principal actors, revealing how their decisions shaped the course of the conflict. Along the way, Roberts presents tales of the many lesser-known individuals whose experiences form a panoply of the courage and self-sacrifice, as well as the depravity and cruelty, of the Second World War.
I highly recommend this book after reading a more generalized history.
Generally, when a book seems to have lots of details that are not commonly known, it is either very well or very poorly researched.
There is "no reason" to think that the Soviet Union would have been better prepared for a German invasion in '42 or '43.
Historically accurate with seldom seen facts and discussions of both events leading to decisions as well as an analysis of the vent itselfPublished 24 days ago by smooch
Have read many treatises on WW II including "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich," "Berlin Diaries," The Unknown War" and many others including books about the individual battles... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dale C. Lang
I Highly Recommend this Book!.
Andrew’s theme, that Hitler’s ideology and lack of ability to military strategic thinking resulted in the start of WWII and ultimately the... Read more
Very easy read and smooth transitions from the various theaters of war. Overall, I'm enjoying this book very much.Published 2 months ago by Parker Jones
A lot of detail that doesn't come out in the movies or standard history texts. If you want to get the true depth and horror of WWII, a true appreciation of the insanity and... Read morePublished 2 months ago by ron
I'm torn on how to rate. The book itself is excellent which, while covering familiar territory, makes an excellent case for laying the Germany's defeat at the feet of Hitler with... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Harry Puncec
Roberts has a very pleasurable writing style and brings the subject to life. I've read several other general histories of WWII and his was the most enjoyable although Max Hastings... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mark R. Silla