The Global Tragedy and Triumph: 1939-1945
by Bill Brady
The Global Tragedy & Triumph: 1939-1945 is about twelve key events in the Second World War, and how they influenced the decisions and campaigns that followed them. Combining vivid character portraits with subtle, often highly revisionist, analysis of the unfolding crises. Bill Brady addresses events, and identifies precisely how significant these battles really were.
This work answers the 'when' and 'why' questions that so often arise in discussions about the Second World War. It can also be read as a compact survey of the six fascinating,complicated years that have made the world what it is today. The range of this book is global and each country or region is given thorough treatment. It opens with the Nazi Revolution, the rise of Hitler and the reaction to his ambition of world domination, and ends with Germany’s unconditional surrender.
The author approaches this subject on several levels: grand strategy, the difficulties of coalition warfare, the personalities of the generals (some of whom disliked each other more than they did the enemy) and analysis of the major global battles. Recognising that wars in the last analysis are decided by ordinary soldiers, he describes the characteristics and fighting power of the combatants.
This is a penetrating study and an essential contribution to the understanding of the nature of warfare and an invaluable work of reference for the whole family.
Library of Congress Control Number: 2013957679
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 17 December, 2013.