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The Resource Inferno : the world at war, 1939-1945, Max Hastings, (electronic resource)

Inferno : the world at war, 1939-1945, Max Hastings, (electronic resource)

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Inferno : the world at war, 1939-1945
Title
Inferno
Title remainder
the world at war, 1939-1945
Statement of responsibility
Max Hastings
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Language
eng
Summary
From one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences. World War II involved tens of millions of soldiers and cost sixty million lives'an average of twenty-seven thousand a day. For thirty-five years, Max Hastings has researched and written about different aspects of the war. Now, for the first time, he gives us a magnificent, single-volume history of the entire war. Through his strikingly detailed stories of everyday people'of soldiers, sailors and airmen; British housewives and Indian peasants; SS killers and the citizens of Leningrad, some of whom resorted to cannibalism during the two-year siege; Japanese suicide pilots and American carrier crews'Hastings provides a singularly intimate portrait of the world at war. He simultaneously traces the major developments'Hitler's refusal to retreat from the Soviet Union until it was too late; Stalin's ruthlessness in using his greater population to wear down the German army; Churchill's leadership in the dark days of 1940 and 1941; Roosevelt's steady hand before and after the United States entered the war'and puts them in real human context. Hastings also illuminates some of the darker and less explored regions under the war's penumbra, including the conflict between the Soviet Union and Finland, during which the Finns fiercely and surprisingly resisted Stalin's invading Red Army; and the Bengal famine in 1943 and 1944, when at least one million people died in what turned out to be, in Nehru's words, "the final epitaph of British rule" in India. Remarkably informed and wide-ranging, Inferno is both elegantly written and cogently argued. Above all, it is a new and essential understanding of one of the greatest and bloodiest events of the twentieth century. From the Hardcover edition
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Hastings, Max
Dewey number
940.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
D743
LC item number
.H378 2013
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unknown
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  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • History
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Inferno : the world at war, 1939-1945, Max Hastings, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource.
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online
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Isbn
9780307957184
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(electronic bk.)
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EB00173114
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Label
Inferno : the world at war, 1939-1945, Max Hastings, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780307957184
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00173114
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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